News - Accidents

23 Year Old Falls Out Of Moving Car Window, Hit By Another Car

New drivers typically make mistakes that veteran drivers would not make. Driving experience only comes with practice and let’s be honest, we’ve all taken risks as new drivers. Some of the most common driving mistakes include those made, not necessarily limited to inexperienced drivers, by younger drivers who commit them more often. Speeding, following too closely,… read more

Tramatic Crash Leaves 19 Year Old With Severe Brain Injury

Florida has laws in place governing what a person should do after an accident. A person should always make sure that everyone is okay and call for emergency services if needed. In most cases where there is just property damage, leaving the scene of an accident without at least exchanging information is a misdemeanor. If… read more

Deputy Hits Teen With Car, Family Calls For Firing

According to Bureau of Justice statistics, police chases kill an average of 355 people per year. A third of those who are killed during police chases are innocent bystanders. Police are victims of deaths during chases as well – about 3 die per year. Many of these chases are instigated by non-violent crimes or traffic… read more

7-11 Gets Unwelcome Visitor

Like all other states, Florida requires that a person have a valid driver’s license from the state of Florida or another state in order for a person to legally drive. There are many reasons why a license may get suspended or revoked in the state. One of the most common reasons is a DUI conviction…. read more

Student Dies In Accident After Taking Parent’s Car

Click Orlando reports on a Deltona high school student who was killed in a 3-vehicle accident outside the school. The accident happened at about 6:50 a.m. in front of Pine Ridge High School. Volusia County Sheriff Deputies say that 15-year-old Joshua Durner was driving a 2006 Hyundai Elantra eastbound on Howland Boulevard. He then attempted… read more

12 Charges In Fatal Taxi Accident

The St. Pete Patch reports on a taxi driver facing multiple charges over a fatal accident. 47-year-old David Yancy was driving an Express Taxi south on 49th Street North on January 27th. He had a passenger in his vehicle, 40-year-old Heather Scozzaro when he rear-ended a 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 78-year-old John McVey. This… read more

10 Year Sentence In Fatal DUI Crash

Like 43 other states and the District of Columbia, Florida has what are known as “dram shop laws” in place. When someone is injured or killed in a DUI collision, normally, a lawsuit would be filed against the driver who drove drunk and caused the accident. However, states with dram shop laws allow for the… read more

Stolen SUV Crashes Into Police Car

Florida law requires that any driver involved in an accident involving property damage, injuries, or death stop at the scene. If possible, they should render aid and contact the appropriate authorities by dialing 911. Florida law changed in 2014 when the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act went into effect. This law now provides for a… read more

Rollover Hit-And-Run Leaves Teen Injured

Rollover crashes account for a small percentage of overall auto accidents but cause a high number of fatalities. As many as 35% of rollover crashes result in a fatality. In many cases, the fatalities that result from rollover crashes are usually due to drivers and passengers in the crash failing to wear safety belts. The… read more

Safety Agencies Investigate Tesla Crash

Tesla, Inc., a company founded by Elon Musk which manufactures electric cars, has come under fire recently. Advocacy groups are concerned that misleading marketing may lead owners to believe that the company’s autopilot system can serve in place of a driver being in control of the vehicle. The autopilot system can adjust speed, keep the… read more

Man Charged Over A Year Later For Fatal Florida Crash

Florida is a “no-fault” insurance state as it pertains to auto insurance liability. What this means is that every driver in Florida is required to carry a minimum of $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) that they must turn to in case of personal injury in an accident. There are exceptions to this law; such… read more

Tesla Autopilot Drives Off Road, Car Bursts Into Flames

Tesla cars are electric, safe, and their “autopilot” feature is leading more and more buyers to pick up their cars. Tesla’s website even points to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration test that found that the Tesla Model S, Model X, and Model 3 to have the lowest or second-lowest probability of injury of all… read more

Fire-Fighter Killed In Collision While Assisting At Accident Scene

One-third of all accidents that occur in the United States are alcohol-related. When involved in such an accident, there are things to consider. While almost every state has a law in place regarding auto insurance coverage, not everyone is in compliance with those laws. It is also important to consider that while the insurance company… read more

Deputy Pleads Guilty To Traffic Citations, Family To Sue For Damages

Florida is a no-fault state when it comes to auto insurance. Basically, this means that all drivers are required to carry a minimum of $10,000 in personal injury coverage in case of an accident. Unfortunately, this also means that because personal injury litigation is also the most common civil litigation. In order to move forward… read more

Alleged Drunk Driver Tells Others Not To Call Police

Florida law does not require that the police be notified if a traffic accident was minor. However, if the accident involved injuries, fatalities, or serious property damage, the law states that the police must be called to the scene before those involved can leave. If you believe that the other driver is intoxicated or otherwise… read more

Tesla Crashes Into SUV At 128 MPH

Automobiles today come with a wide range of safety features, going far beyond seat belts and airbags. Many vehicles have automatic emergency braking, warnings if you stray from your lane, and backup cameras. While these safety features have undoubtedly kept many an accident from happening, we haven’t quite reached the realm of self-driving cars just… read more

Scooter Accident Leaves Woman In Vegetative State

Motorized scooters for rent have popped up in cities all across the United States. This popular form of transportation is easy to rent – simply find a scooter, use the app to scan it, pay the initial price, and then agree to a per-minute charge. When you reach your destination, simply leave the scooter there…. read more

Motorcyclist Dies In Fall Off Overpass

Riding a motorcycle can be uniquely gratifying, presenting a unique way of living on the edge that driving an automobile doesn’t provide. Though new riders can learn a lot by taking a motorcycle safety course, there are things that seasoned pros have picked up that might not be taught in a class. One such tip… read more

Unfamiliar Roads, Six-Lane U-Turn Blamed For Fatal Accident Of Foreign Family

Unfamiliarity with an area can be a major cause for auto accidents, particularly wrong way crashes. Merging onto an interstate using the off-ramp instead of the on-ramp and going the wrong way on unfamiliar wrong way streets can often be attributed with being unfamiliar with the roads in an area. Other conditions can also contribute… read more

Speeding Officer Says His Life Is Over After Crash

Police officers and other law enforcement officials are often expected to be held to the same standards, if not higher standards, than the general public. They are expected to obey the same laws that all other citizens are expected to abide by. While this may be the expectation, law enforcement officers are humans, and like… read more