Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Four children injured in New Tampa crash

TAMPA — A car turning left on Tampa Palms Boulevard on Friday afternoon hit a minivan, injuring four children inside.

Hershel R. Patel was cited for making an improper left turn after he tried to enter the Grand Reserve Apartments at Caitlin Drive, according to Tampa police.

Just after 1 p.m., Maysoun Cheko was driving her Chevrolet Venture past the complex when Patel's 2006 Scion crashed into her driver's side, causing the minivan to roll over and skid about 85 feet on its roof, police said,

The children with Cheko — 6-year-old Shaam, 5-year-old Monaad, 3-year-old Joud and 2-month-old Lujana Daaboul — were all taken to Tampa General Hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

One of the children was taken to TGH by helicopter. Police said the children's injuries weren't more serious because they were all properly restrained.

Neither Patel nor Cheko were injured.

Four children injured in New Tampa crash 04/23/10 [Last modified: Friday, April 23, 2010 4:09pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Georgia man drowned at SeaWorld Aquatica water park

    Public Safety

    ORLANDO — The water was only about 3 feet deep where Michael Stone, wearing a life vest, drowned in a water park ride at Aquatica this summer after apparently passing out face down, Orange County Sheriff's Office reports show.

  2. Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash on I-4 exit ramp in Tampa


    TAMPA — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after a bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash on an Interstate 4 exit ramp early Wednesday.

  3. Cookbook review: ‘Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook' is like a friend who always has a good recipe up her sleeve


    Cherry Bombe is a biannual indie magazine, weekly radio show/podcast and annual conference that celebrates women and food. And this month's release is a cookbook, a compilation of tried-and-true recipes from women who are famous both in the food world and other industries. Think model and cookbook author …

    By Kerry Diamond 
and Claudia Wu Clarkson Potter, 256 pages, $35
  4. Beautiful Hong Kong is pulsating with life and culture



    “Ah money, money, money!" the cabdriver exclaimed with no small sense of sarcasm in his Cantonese-accented English as he waved in the direction of the spectacular skyline of Hong Kong, a city that revels in its reputation as an international financial capital.

    The Hong Kong skyline, seen here from Victoria Peak, the highest point in the city at 1,800 feet, is a sight to behold.
  5. How to pick the perfect fall six-pack of beer

    Bars & Spirits

    With each fall comes another opportunity to assemble the perfect seasonal six-pack. Of course, this is often a six-pack in name only, as many of the latest seasonal brews come in large- format bottles (with a price tag to match). That just means that you'll need to assemble some friends and family to share with, and who …

     Abita Pecan Harvest Ale: As the name suggests, this toasty amber ale is brewed with roasted Louisiana pecans. The base beer is fairly neutral, allowing the sweet and nutty pecan character to stand front and center. It drinks not unlike a liquid pecan pie — though it’s a bit less sweet, thankfully.