TAMPA – Two teenagers in town to play in a college soccer showcase left their hotel Friday to get a late night snack. Moments later, Kaitlyn M. Grogan lay dead in the street and Brittany J. Gruber had a fractured skull and other serious injuries.
“They had gone to Albertsons to get something to eat, but they never made it back,” said team trainer Paul Allen. He said the girls’ teammates – members of FC New York United Tigers from Queens, N.Y. – were in shock from the incident.
The teens were struck by a 2006 Acura driven by Aaron M. Carr of Temple Terrace, 23, as they attempted to cross Dale Mabry at Waters Avenue, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. They were running westbound across the southbound lanes of Dale Mabry when they ran into Carr’s path. The Acura was headed south in the center lane approaching Waters Avenue on a green light, the highway patrol said.
The road our soccer complex is on (and only yards away from) is a dead end road – that the NCDOT has decided should be connected through to another main road in town. We’re extremely concerned about the dangers this will present!Â