Woman hit crossing little road is in critical condition
A 68-year-old woman is in critical condition after being hit by a car while crossing Little Road. The collision happened just before noon Thursday, as Karen Lee Taylor walked across Little Road, just south of Hudson Avenue, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Taylor stepped into the path of a Subaru driving north. Taylor of Hudson was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center with critical injuries, the FHP said. The Subaru driver, James R. Pfuelb, 77, of Hudson was not injured. The FHP continues to investigate the crash.
Hudson man identified in Monday's fatal crash
Authorities have identified the 57-year-old Hudson man who died in a crash Monday night. Dennis Alan Gray lost control of his vehicle while driving west on State Road 54, west of Evergreen Lane, the Florida Highway Patrol said. He veered onto the north shoulder, then overcorrected and his vehicle flipped several times. Gray, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, the FHP said. It is unclear why Gray lost control of the car.
Kayak group encourages folks to give them a paddle
The Werner-Boyce Salt Springs Alliance will have a membership drive breakfast and kayak trip on Feb. 26 at the park, 9120 Old Post Road. Breakfast is at 8 a.m., followed by the "Designated Interpretive Paddle" kayak outing at 10 a.m. The kayak trip cost is $5 for nonmembers, free for alliance members. Kayaks should be reserved in advance and may be rented from Makai Kayak at (727) 534-1336. Reservations for the outing can be made via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (727) 816-1890. For information about the state park and other activities there, visit www.saltspringsalliance.com.