News - Motor Vehicle Accident

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

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

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

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

Motorcycle And Truck Burst Into Flames In Collision

Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience. Unfortunately, that experience also comes with risk. Motorcycles are inherently risky by design. There are few safety structures and they are also less visible than other vehicles. When it comes to motorcycles accidents, there are a number of contributing factors. Elements such as weather and traffic play… read more

Texting Death Inspires Campaign

It is suggested that on any given day, 660,000 people are attempting to use their smartphones while driving. According to the National Safety Council, cell phone use while driving leads to about 1.6 million crashes every year. These crashes lead to approximately 390,000 injuries. Texting while driving is 6 times more likely to lead to… read more

Driver Claims He Hit Deer, But It Was A Person According To Police

Leaving the scene of an accident, also known as hit-and-run is a serious offense, especially when it involves death. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, three of every five road fatalities involved a pedestrian hit by a hit-and-run driver. Hit-and-run involving a fatality could be charged as a felony. The penalties for being convicted of… read more

Collision in Palmetto Leads To Rollover

According to the Insurance Information Institute, failure to yield was a top cause of traffic accidents. In 2016, failure to yield was the primary reason behind 3,659 accidents or 7% of all accidents. There are many reasons that a person may not yield to those with the right of way. One of the primary reasons… read more