News - Car Accidents

Man Seeks Answers After Tesla Kills Girlfriend In Accident

Billionaire innovator Elon Musk brought us PayPal and SpaceX, but he is also the genius behind Tesla Motors. Tesla’s electric vehicles are sporty and environmentally friendly and come with a host of innovative features. One of those features may be causing accidents. Known as the autopilot feature, it is available on many of their models… read more

Hit-And-Run On US 19 Kills Two, Injures One

Florida law required all drivers involved in an accident to stop as soon as safely able and exchange information. Failure to do so can result in serious penalties, including jail time and fines. Failing to stop at an accident that only involved property damage is considered a second-degree misdemeanor. Punishments for this offense can include… read more

Separated Tire Kills Driver, Owner Charged With Vehicular Homicide

If you’ve ever seen the debris of a tractor-trailer tire, sometimes called “road gator” because of its appearance, in the middle of the road, you are not alone. There are many reasons that could cause a truck tire to come apart or fly off the truck. These reasons include under-inflation. When a tire is under-inflated,… read more

Driver Cited In Accident That Caused Deputy Death

In Florida, a person operating a motor vehicle is expected to know the rules of the road, which include knowing when to yield. For example, all vehicles must yield to a pedestrian, as pedestrians always have the right of way. A vehicle that is attempting to make a left-hand turn must yield to traffic traveling… read more

Man Steals Police Vehicle, Crashes When Police Execute PIT Maneuver

The pursuit of a vehicle by law enforcement has the most potential for officer and innocent bystander injury as well as the potential for civil liability. This is especially true when executing the PIT maneuver, which often causes damage to the patrol vehicle and can cause injury and damage to nearby uninvolved motorists. PIT stands… read more

Go-Kart Accident Ends In Death At Showtime Speedway

Going go-karting may be a fun way to spend some time during a visit to an amusement park, but for parents who are considering buying their child a personal go-kart should be aware that go-kart injuries are serious. Children who are hospitalized for go-kart injuries require an average stay of about five days. More than… read more

Teen Driver Killed In Yield Failure Accident

Florida, like many states, allows teens who are at least 15 years of age to get a learner’s permit license. To get a valid driver’s license, the teen must be 16 years old and have had a learner’s permit for at least a year or reach 18 years of age, whichever comes first. Once they… read more

Red Light Runner Leads To Manhunt By Cops

The Tampa Bay Times reports that a couple who ran a red light and killed a motorcyclist then carjacked another vehicle, leading police on a manhunt.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 31-year-old Cody Bearry and his passenger, 23-year-old Breanna Lynn Wright were the suspected occupants in a 2000 Dodge Dakota which allegedly blew through… read more

Road Rage Case Leads To Manslaughter Trial For Mexican Soap Opera Actor

CBS Local Miami reports that the trial of a Mexican soap opera actor accused of manslaughter in a road rage incident is set to begin. 32-year-old Pablo Lyle has had a trial date set for an incident of road rage that killed another motorist. The incident took place on March 31, 2019. Lyle was a… read more

Two Injured On Highway 41 In Rollover Crash

Although head-on crashes account for only about 2% of overall car crashes, they account for well over 10% of all fatalities. This is primarily because the two vehicles are headed straight for one another, usually at high speeds, before the crash. Head-on crashes can result in traumatic brain injuries, spine injuries, catastrophic internal injuries, broken… read more

Driver Pleads Not Guilty To DUI Manslaughter In Deadly Crash

According to Florida law, a person commits the crime of DUI manslaughter when they drive a vehicle or are found to be in control of a vehicle, have a breath or blood-alcohol level of 0.08% or higher, and causes the death of another person either directly or indirectly. DUI manslaughter is a second-degree felony. If… read more

Driver Killed In Wreck While Waiting For Tow Truck

While the first instinct may be to get out of your car and inspect the damage, staying in your vehicle may be your safest bet if you get into an accident on the highway or interstate. According to AAA and state highway patrol officers, being inside your vehicle could be the safest place for you… read more

Deputy Dies En-Route To Case Due To Possibly Speeding Pickup

Typically, a lot of factors culminate in a car accident. However, some factors are more prevalent than others when considered as an overall factor in fatal auto collisions. One of those major factors is speed. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speed was a factor in just over a quarter of all traffic… read more

Teacher Faces Charge Of DUI With A Minor

Florida is like many states in that it has several enhancement charges that can be added to a DUI charge. An enhancement charge allows for harsher penalties when convicted. Florida considers DUI with a minor in the vehicle to be a very serious charge. On a first DUI with a minor conviction, a person may… read more

Child Falls From Golf Cart, Gets A TBI

A recent report revealed that golf cart crashes involving children can result in serious injuries. The report also revealed that children as young as nine were driving golf carts. The study stated that non-automobile vehicles like ATVs, go-karts, and golf carts are seen as safe by parents and community members. Between 1990 and 2006 there… read more

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