UPDATE 3:25 P.M. – Brooksville Police has released the identity of the victim as 69-year-old Melinda Bullough of Spring Hill.
Officials say Bullough did not used the marked crosswalk when she crossed Main Street, south of the Jefferson Street intersection. As a result, Bullough was struck by a pickup truck, driven by Gary Gleason of Inverness, causing her to strike her head on the pavement and suffer life-threatening injuries. Bullough was airlifted to Bayonet Point Hospital, where she remains in critical condition, according to officials.
Brooksville Police also provided an update on Wednesday’s accident, where County Worker, 65-year-old Edward Latwinas of Homosassa was struck by a logging truck at E. Jefferson Street and N. Broad Street.
Officials say Latwinas was standing in a cargo bed, working on a traffic signal, when a logging truck driven by 62-year-old Paul Heisler of Brooksville struck the bed of the truck, ejecting Latwinas onto the ground. Latwinas was airlifted to a trauma center for precautionary measure, but was later released after it was determined that his injuries were minor.
Heisler was cited for careless driving, according to officials.
BROOKSVILLE – For the second time this week, a pedestrian suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Downtown Brooksville.
UPDATE: 2/24/2018, 1:05 P.M. – There are unconfirmed reports from several sources that say that doctors were unable to save the young victim’s leg. She continues to recover in a local trauma center but her exact condition is unknown.
It should also be noted that the Pit Bull pictured in this article is one that the victim was trying to re-home. It is not the actual Pit Bull that attacked her.
HOMOSASSA – A young woman is recovering at a local trauma center, after sources say she was nearly mauled to death by her own Pit Bull.
UPDATE 2-24-2018: Jonathan P. Ortiz is now behind bars, charged with Grand Theft. There are no further details at this time.
PORT RICHEY – The Pasco County Sheriff’s searching for a suspect in a “Grand Theft.” however, there are unconfirmed reports that he may be facing much more serious charges than are being released at this time.
REGIONAL – As the debate over how to protect our children from becoming victims of a mass shooting heats up across Florida, one local gun shop owner and public official, says more gun laws isn’t the answer – more armed citizens is.