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Teen Hit And Killed While Skateboarding To Work

When it comes to bicycle and pedestrian safety on roadways, both motorists and the bicyclists/pedestrians need to play their respected roles. Motorists can play their part by keeping an active eye out for pedestrians and bicyclists. Giving plenty of room and obeying traffic laws can keep accidents from happening. On the part of the bicyclists… read more

Motorcycle Officer Suffers From Injury After Accident

Motorcycle crashes are one of the most dangerous types of collisions a person can be involved in. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show that 80% of all motorcycle crashes involve injury or death to the rider. Most of the accidents involving injury also included the rider being ejected from the motorcycle. Most motorcycle-vehicle collisions… read more

One Person Still Missing After Boating Accident Which Killed 2 Others

Boating is a fun way that many Floridians and tourists spend recreational time doing. From fishing to pleasure boating, it’s a popular past time, but it can also be very dangerous. In 2017, Florida had a total of 766 boating accidents, 52 more accidents than 2016. 261 of these accidents involved collisions where inattention by… read more

Teen Arrested For A Marijuana Charge Following Fatal Crash

Although Florida has taken steps towards legalizing medical marijuana, it is still illegal to drive while under its influence. If caught, a person can face a driving under the influence charge, even if they have been legal prescription. Unfortunately, it can be difficult determining when a person last smoked cannabis and whether they are still… 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

Trampoline Parks See A Heavy Increase In Emergency Room Visits

A trip to a trampoline park can be a fun way to spend an afternoon with children of any age. After all, going to a place where you can run and bounce around on trampolines is a good time for anyone. Unfortunately, trips to the trampoline park can often end in injury. People have experienced… read more

Man Stops Vehicle In The Middle Of The Highway With Fatal Results

Florida has some of the toughest DUI penalties in the nation. A first time DUI comes with the penalties of a fine that is not less than $500 nor more than $1,000. If a person’s blood-alcohol level is more than 0.15, the fine is increased to $1,000 to $2,000. Imprisonment can range from 8 hours… read more

Woman Sues Lyft For Causing Her Traumatic Brain Injury

For people without their own vehicles, Uber and Lyft provide a safe and affordable way to get to and from places and it helps those who are intoxicated get home safely rather than driving themselves. Many people have become Uber and Lyft drivers to bring in extra income, while others have turned into full-time rideshare… read more

Motorcyclist Killed After A Collision With A Semi

Most of the time, a motorcycle is a safe and fun mode of transportation, but they do carry an increased risk of accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that there were 5,172 motorcycle accidents in the United States during the year 2017. Additionally, the agency reported that fatalities occurred 28 times more frequently… read more

Woman Facing Multiple Heavy Charges After Stealing A Vehicle With People Inside

If you are involved in a car accident in Florida, there are certain steps that you should immediately take to preserve evidence. The first step may sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people miss it. Call the police. Having an officer determine who was at fault can go a long way with insurance… read more

Man Thrown From Vehicle In Crash

Partial or complete ejection from a vehicle is a major risk in rollover crashes. Seatbelt use can nearly completely eliminate this risk. According to the IIHS, rollover crashes mostly occur when a driver loses control of a vehicle and it begins to slide sideways. Something then hits the vehicle and causes it to begin rolling…. 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

19 Year Old Facing DUI Manslaughter Charges After Vehicle Rolls Over And Kills Passenger

Fatal car accidents are one of the top causes of deaths for teenagers in the United States. The CDC released records that indicate 6 teens die in automobile crashes every day. Inexperience is one of the major factors leading to these crashes, as young teens with fewer than two years of driving experience are not… read more

OSHA Finds 6 Violations After Explosion Kills Mother

With the passage of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor and its purpose is to assure a safe and healthy working environment for men and women. The organization does this by setting and enforcing… read more

16 Year Old Could See Felony Charges After Causing Deadly Accident

In Florida, the law differentiates between negligent driving, which subjects a person to civil liability, while criminal driving conduct can subject a person to criminal sanctions such as incarceration. Vehicular homicide is an example of an instance where a person causes the death of another person by operating a motor vehicle in a manner that… read more

Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck By Car

Contrary to popular belief, “jaywalking” is not a legal term. There are no statutes against jaywalking in Florida. Many actions can be referred to as jaywalking; some of them being illegal. Crossing the street against a red light is illegal and may result in a ticket. However, crossing mid-block or outside a crosswalk is not… read more

Florida May Get Rid Of “No-Fault” Driver Policy

Many states have a law requiring drivers to carry auto insurance. These states are typically divided into at-fault and no-fault states. In at-fault states, drivers may rely on the auto insurance of the driver who was at fault in the accident to pay for medical expenses and property damage. In no-fault states, each driver is… 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

Boy Killed After Falling Out Of Truck Bed

In Florida, it is against the law for a minor to ride in the back of a pickup truck unless there are seatbelts. However, as long as those in the back of the pickup truck are over 18, there are no restrictions on how many people can ride in the bed of a pickup. The… 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