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Release Number: 09-021

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

February 1, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060












Steven Wood,  DOB 2-9-42   (fatality)

9411 N. Nebraska Avenue #9


Operating a scooter


Christopher B. Jones,   27 year old

4207 Woodspring Lane, #102


Operating a 2006 Nissan, Flatbed Tow Truck


Traffic fatality


January 31, 2009 at 2:24 p.m. 


Waters Avenue west of Twelve Oaks Blvd.


On January 31, 2009 at 2:42 p.m., Steven Wood was operating a 2008 Zhejiang, Scooter east on Waters avenue within the outside lane approaching the intersection with Twelve Oaks Blvd.  Christopher Jones was traveling the same direction within the center lane in a 2006 Nissan.  For unknown reasons, the scooter operator swerved into the center lane and was struck by the right front of the Nissan.  The scooter operator was not wearing a helmet and was knocked to the ground.  Wood was transported to St. Josephs Hospital where he expired.