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St. Johns County Deputies Respond to Second ATV Crash This Week

St. Johns County Deputies Respond to Second ATV Crash This Week

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- St. Johns County deputies have responded to an ATV crash for the second time this week.

According to a release from the sheriff's office, 34-year-old Wyatte Leon Osteen III, was heading east on the paved shoulder along Race Track Road as he crossed the Bartram Springs Bridge.

When he got to the other side of the bridge, Osteen tried to cross the roadway and deputies said 43-year-old Kay Campbell hit him, causing him to be thrown from his ATV.

The crash sent Osteen, whom deputies said was not wearing a helmet, to Baptist South Hospital for treatment.  His injuries are non-life threatening.

Deputies cited Osteen for operating an ATV on the roadways.

Weekend Traffic Advisories for Duval, Putnam and St. Johns Counties

Weekend Traffic Advisories for Duval, Putnam and St. Johns Counties

If you're traveling through the First Cost this weekend or in the coming week be advised there are some traffic advisories for motorists in Duval, St. Johns, and Putnam counties.

In Duval county expect periodic but temporary lane closures on Heckscher Drive as work crews continue converting the existing two lane rural section to a four lane urban section.

Crews will also be replacing the bridges at Dunn Creek and Broward River. But the new eastbound bridge over the Broward River is open to traffic with one lane of traffic in each direction.

In St. Johns county there are several closures and traffic shifts to report:

County Road 13 at Sixteen Mile Creek: No lane closures scheduled at this time; however, traffic has been shifted and the speed limit has been reduced to 40 mph.

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Joins Click It or Ticket

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates all across the country for the 2011 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization, May 23-June 5.

St. Johns Weekly Traffic Advisory, May 13

The following is a list of roadwork underway by FDOT that may impact traffic in Putnam and St. Johns counties May 14 through May 20. 

Serious Crash On US-1 Causes Major Delays

Serious Crash On US-1 Causes Major Delays

St. Johns County, Fla. -- All southbound lanes of US-1 were blocked near Race Track Road for nearly 45 minutes following a serious accident with injuries.

Right now, the right lane remains blocked and traffic is very slow moving in the area. Florida Highway Patrol is still on the scene investigating the cause.

The crash happened just after 7 a.m. when a truck and a car somehow collided. The drivers were transported to the hospital.

With the right lane still blocked, this is causing some serious delays for southbound drivers on US-1. 

I-95 south is the best alternate route to avoid the area.

New: St. Augustine Commissioners Approve More Free Downtown Parking

New: St. Augustine Commissioners Approve More Free Downtown Parking

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Do you have some business to take care of in the downtown area of the Oldest City?  You might want to take care of it in the early morning hours.

Starting Wednesday, parking enforcement won't start handing out tickets for vehicles parked along Cathedral Place and King Street between Charlotte Street and Cordova Street until 10 a.m.

Before the city commission made the decision Monday night, motorists could be ticketed starting at 8 a.m.  So that's an extra 12 hours a week of free parking for residents and tourists.

This does not change parking enforcement in other areas of the city, and the city reminded visitors that parking is still free daily after 5 p.m. and all day on Sunday.

Fuel Price Brief for the Week of May 8

Oil prices dropped below $100 a barrel for the first time since February 25, to settle Friday at $97.18 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange—$16.75 less than last week. The announcement of Osama bin Laden’s death immediately caused oil prices to drop $10 a barrel at the start of the week on speculation his death could ease some of the turmoil in the Middle East.