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Miramar Crash Kills One, Injures Seven

There are many reasons that a driver may lose control of their car. A mechanical failure, a medical emergency, distraction, and driving too fast for road conditions are some of the common reasons that a person may lose control of the car. The most important thing that a driver can do if they lose control… read more

Trooper Injured In Crash With Alleged DUI Driver On I-95

Police officers often spend more time driving than doing any other task. Unfortunately, this gets only a small amount of time at basic academy training. It also rarely comes around during on the job training. Highway patrol officers and state police officers tend to get excellent training. When it comes to fatalities, of 134 line-of-duty… read more

DUI Manslaughter Charges In Passenger Slaying Case

There are many situations that may lead to a driver or a passenger to being ejected from a vehicle. Of course, the major reason is the failure to wear a safety belt. Another reason people may be ejected is the speed at the time of an accident. High speeds can cause even a restrained passenger… read more

Dolphin’s Player Loses Arm In Fourth Of July Crash

A single-vehicle collision is, as the name implies, an accident that involves only one vehicle. Despite that only one vehicle is involved, these can be the most destructive and most fatal type of accidents. Single vehicle accidents are usually caused by distraction, speed, intoxication, driver fatigue, and mechanical failure. Single-vehicle accidents can be due to… read more

Trial Begins For DUI Crash With BAC of 0.259%

A charge of DUI manslaughter in Florida is made when a person drives under the influence of alcohol, prescription medication, and/or illicit drugs and caused an accident that killed another person. DUI manslaughter is a second-degree felony that is accompanied with a $10,000 fine and up to 15 years in state prison. There is a… read more

Crash In North Naples Shuts Down Tamiami Trail

While people sometimes use the terms careless driving and reckless driving interchangeably, there is actually a difference between the two charges in Florida. Careless driving is a moving violation in the state of Florida. It is generally given to drivers whom police believe to be at fault in an accident. When it comes to reckless… read more

Mother Demands Road Upgrades After Hydroplaning Accident

When a car slides, usually on a wet surface, it is called hydroplaning. While hydroplaning can occur on any wet surface, the most dangerous time is within 10 minutes of the rain beginning. The cause of hydroplaning is when the tires encounter more water than it can effectively scatter. Pressure from the water in front… read more

College Student Dies In Hit And Run Accident, Driver Says They Were Intoxicated

In Florida, if a person is driving under the influence and is involved in an accident causing the death of another person, they can be charged with DUI manslaughter. This is a serious felony charge which comes with a mandatory minimum sentence of four years in state prison. The sentence can go as long as… read more

Teen Faces Manslaughter Charges In ATV Accident

All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, also known as four-wheelers, can be an exhilarating way to adventure outdoors. Despite their name, these vehicles are not truly meant for every type of terrain out there. Each year, many people drive or ride on one of these vehicles without being aware of the dangers they present. ATV accidents injure… read more

UCF Senior Injured In Hit And Run Crash

Florida law requires that following an accident, the people involved must immediately stop and exchange identifying information. Failure to do so can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor. In cases that involve just property damage, the charge is typically just a misdemeanor. In cases where an injury is involved, the charge is… read more

Vehicle Fire Closes Florida Turnpike

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatal accidents involving tractor-trailers rose to the highest level in 29 years in 2017. This increase came despite a decrease in overall traffic fatalities. In raw numbers, 4,761 fatalities involved tractor trailers in 2017, a 9% increase over the previous year. About 1,300 of those deaths involved… read more

Fatal DUI Charge Dismissed Due To Police Errors

In Florida, DUI manslaughter is a charge that is always a felony. If the driver who was intoxicated knew that a victim was hurt or dying and did not give aid, then it is a first-degree felony. All other DUI manslaughter charges are a second-degree felony. It should also be noted that Florida allows for… read more

Hit-And-Run Driver Turns Himself In After Allegedly Hitting Two Cyclists

According to AAA, Florida is the most dangerous state in the nation for bicyclists. In its latest report, the agency stated that nearly 800 people in Florida died from bicycle accidents in 2017. Poor lighting and failure of motorists to yield right of way were two top contributing factors in the state for the accidents…. read more

Single Vehicle Crash Ends In Tragic Fire

While cars exploding after a crash are mostly in the realm of Hollywood special effects, car fires after a collision are not. There are many things that can contribute to a fire immediately following an accident. Most cars have crumple zones that are designed to absorb the impact of a crash, especially around areas such… read more

Prosecutor Arrested For DUI Hit-And-Run

The Sun-Sentinel reports on a Broward County prosecutor arrested for DUI and hit-and-run. Last Tuesday, a Broward County prosecutor was arrested after Florida State Patrol troopers said that he rear-ended one vehicle and side-swiped another on Interstate 95 Tuesday night. 37-year-old Alim Babayev, was found walking northbound on Interstate 95 just south of the Oakland… read more

Officer Promoted After Recovery From Crash

While there is a wealth of informational statistics regarding on-duty fatalities for police officers, there is surprisingly little data for on-duty injuries. A study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in 2018 shed light on these statistics. The primary finding was that law enforcement… read more

Bridge Collapse Findings Outrage Designers

The engineers and designers of a bridge have been speaking out against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) findings that engineers should have been aware that the bridge was going to collapse. The Florida International University pedestrian bridge was supposed to allow college students to cross a busy roadway safely. FIGG Bridge Engineers are… read more

Woman Accused Of Crashing Supercar Into Concert Due To Opioids

A paper published in 2017 in the American Journal of Public Health focused on the opioid crisis and drivers involved in fatal crashes. In 1995, only 1% of drivers who were killed in traffic accidents had opioid drugs in their systems. By 2015, that number had surged to 7%. The most common opioids in use… read more

Head-On Collision Blocks US 17

  Sources indicate that although only an estimated 2% of crashes involve head-on collisions, this type of collision is responsible for 10% of all crash-related fatalities. Head-on collisions often result in injuries that are catastrophic. The most common types of injuries sustained in head-on collisions include head injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, paralysis, internal injuries,… read more

Arrest For Leaving The Scene Of A Fatal Boating Accident

In Florida, boating accidents are treated much like car accidents. After a boating accident, the operator of the vessel must stop his vessel immediately, unless it would put the vessel, operator, or passengers in danger. They must also render aid to those who might be injured. They must also exchange information with the owner of… read more