News - Motor Vehicle Accident

Field Trip Bus Crash Injures Over 30 Students

Charter buses are a great way to travel and for the most part, they are safe. The drivers are usually experienced and are required to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). These licenses usually require additional training for drivers to attain this license specification. Interstate charter buses, also known as motorcoaches, are required to have… read more

Tiger Woods Sued For Encouraging Bartender, Indirectly Causing Fatal DUI Accident

Many states have what are called “dram shop laws” which allow someone to sue an establishment for serving a person alcohol who then goes out and gets into an accident. Florida is no exception. Under Florida laws, the victims of an accident or the family members of a victim may sue an establishment for serving… read more

Driver Tries To Pass Vehicle, Strikes Bus Head-On

There are many circumstances that can lead a person to lose control of their vehicle. Speed, distracted driving, adverse road conditions, and having to swerve to miss another vehicle or obstacle in the road. In order to stay safe if you’ve found yourself out of control in your vehicle, the first thing to do is… read more

Man Crashes Lawnmower Into Police Cruiser

When thinking of a DUI, most people conjure images of an intoxicated person driving a car or truck wildly through the streets. However, Florida’s laws do not specifically state that one must be driving a motor vehicle in order to get a DUI. In fact, if an intoxicated person is driving a golf cart, an… read more

Florida Man Facing Several Charges After Fatal Rear-End Collision

Florida takes drunken driving very seriously. When a drunken driver accidentally kills someone, the Florida legislature decided to add a 4-year mandatory/minimum sentence for DUI manslaughter. In Florida, DUI manslaughter is a 2nd-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. After conviction, there is also a mandatory lifetime driver license revocation. If others… read more

Man Killed After Running Stop Sign

Accidents involving the failure to stop at a stop sign are fairly common in Florida. Many times, these kinds of accidents are rear-end collisions. However, there are also instances of cars being T-boned, where one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle. They often occur with distracted driving or drivers in a hurry and… read more

Teens Race Camaros, Ends In Injury

While distracted driving has become a major cause of most accidents involving teenagers, there is another common factor to consider. In 2015, speeding was determined to be a cause in crashes killing 9,557 people. In 2011, speeding was a major factor in 52% of fatal crashes with a teen behind the wheel. Male teen drivers… read more

Deadly Crash Involves 5 Vehicles, 3 Of Them Motorcycles

Several states, including Florida, require a separate driver’s license for the operation of motorcycles that can travel over a certain speed. Those wishing to drive a motorcycle must apply for and obtain this specific kind of license. First, they must pass an examination which tests their knowledge of motorcycles and motorcycle traffic laws. They must… read more

Sailor on Motorcycle Killed By Driver Under The Influence

Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation, but they are inherently more dangerous than passenger vehicles. In 2017, nearly 5,000 people were killed on motorcycles, which has decreased from 2016. However, motorcycle fatalities occur 28 times more often than other passenger vehicles per mile traveled. They have the highest percentage of any other vehicle type… read more

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

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