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Four hurt in three-vehicle crash in Palm Harbor

PALM HARBOR

Three-vehicle crash injures four on U.S. 19

Four people were injured Thursday evening in a three-vehicle accident that shut two southbound lanes of U.S. 19 just north of Curlew Road for about an hour. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Roxanne Giutini of Palm Harbor and James Carroll of Port Richey were both traveling south at 6:35 p.m. when Giutini moved into Carroll's lane. The vehicles collided as Carroll, 25, swerved while trying to avoid the accident. Carroll lost control of his 2001 Jeep SUV, crossed the median and went into the northbound lanes, hitting a 2008 Hyundai driven by 23-year-old Leeanne Caswell of Tarpon Springs. After striking Caswell's vehicle, the Jeep crossed the road again, ending up in the southbound lanes. Caswell and her passenger, Ashley Taylor, 22, of Clearwater were, along with Giutini, transported to Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs. Carroll was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa. All injuries appeared to be minor, the FHP said. Giutini was charged with making an improper lane change.

TARPON SPRINGS

Residents warned to boil their water

The city is warning residents in certain areas to boil water before drinking it or using it for cooking after a contractor broke a water line Friday. The notice will remain in effect until the problem has been corrected and a bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink. The city will inform residents at that point that the notice is no longer in effect. The affected areas are Peninsula Avenue and Riverside Drive to Sunset Drive and Riverside Drive; Sunset Drive from Bayshore Drive to Riverside Drive; Eunice Drive; Loquat Drive; W Bayshore Drive; Seminole Avenue; Lucille Drive; and Bayshore Drive. For more information, call the city at (727) 445-4604 after hours or (727) 942-5606 during regular business hours.

SAFETY HARBOR

Walk to spotlight sickle cell anemia

A walkathon to raise money for sickle cell anemia awareness will be at 9:30 a.m. today at Philippe Park in Safety Harbor. Registration, which will be at Shelter 2, starts at 8:30 a.m. and is $30 for adults and $15 for children 15 or younger. The event, called Help Break the Sickle Cell Cycle, is being sponsored by the nonprofit Sickle Cell Disease Upper Pinellas-Pasco Foundation. Sickle cell disease occurs in about one in 400 African-American infants born in the United States each year. It's a genetic disorder that is characterized by a deficient number of red blood cells. For information on the walkathon, call Deborah Peterson at (727) 657-3515.

Pinellas deaths

Chafin, Robert L.

Chiccino, Ricci J.

Colen, Thelma

Hardnacke, Charlotte V.

Heft, William F. "Bill"

McAnally, Marie

Morton, Michael Joseph

Shaw, Mary Ann

Sloan, Edward A.

Snare, Doris M.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Four hurt in three-vehicle crash in Palm Harbor 09/26/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 1:31pm]
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