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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

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

Railroad Related Accidents High In Florida

  According to data from the Federal Railroad Administration, 2018 saw a total of 2,873 accidents, resulting in 169 fatalities. So far for 2019, there have been 2,718 accidents resulting in 208 fatalities. It would seem that accidents involving trains are on the rise by taking a look at these numbers alone. A great majority… 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

Driver Loses Control, Car Roof Sheared Off

There are many reasons that a driver might lose control of their car, causing it to veer off a roadway. The number one cause of loss of control is weather conditions. Rain, when it first begins, can make a roadway slick, causing tires to lose traction. However, weather is not the only reason behind drivers… read more

House Catches Fire After Crash

Brake failure is a serious occurrence in an automobile and leads to hundreds of car crashes each year. The most common cause of brake failure is owner neglect. Brakes must be inspected for wear and replaced regularly. Overheating due to overuse is another cause of brake failure. Leaking hydraulic fluid or leaking oil can cause… read more

Street Sweeper Catches Fire After Striking Dump Truck

There are many reasons why a vehicle may ignite during or immediately after a crash. One of the primary reasons is that the fuel tank ruptures and sparks from the crash ignite the fuel, causing the fire. Poor maintenance can also lead to a car fire. Design defects may also lead to a car catching… read more

Latest Tesla Crash Shows Same Problems As Earlier Crash

Tesla CEO Elon Musk may be providing a high-end vehicle for those that have the money. Some critics, however, say that the way the company advertises its autopilot function may be causing accidents. Drivers may think that the autopilot mode, available on some Tesla models, allows them to go hands-free and that the car will… read more

Mid-Air Collision Near Green Cove Springs Kills Pilot

While many people undertake and receive their pilot’s license, allowing them to fly small planes, they may be unaware of the dangers associated with private planes. General aviation, which is defined as all domestic civilian flights except commercial trips, has become safer since the 1970s. However, it still remains much more dangerous than a commercial… read more

Driver Plows Into Teens In Miami, Three Dead

A Florida woman charged with DUI manslaughter was found to have a long history of driving citations, according to records. Investigators say that Mariam Coulibaly was driving on a suspended license and has a history of 42 traffic infractions since 2008, a record which includes seven previous crashes. In 2015 alone, Coulibaly was involved in… read more

Please Make Sure Your Children Have Protective Gear For Sports

Football is a sport that is enjoyed by millions of fans and players alike. However, it is also a dangerous sport that has led to serious injuries, including paralysis and death. The movie “Concussion” attempted to bring the dangers of football-related head injuries to the forefront of public concern. When someone suffers from repeated concussive… read more

Young Child Killed While Cycling To School

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Florida tops the list when it comes to the deadliest states for bicyclists. The statistics were staggering: per-capita, Florida’s cyclist death rate was almost 60% higher than the next state on the list. Between 2007-2016, Florida had 6.2 deaths per 100,000 people. That is compared to Louisiana’s… read more

Man Jailed For Running Over Sunbather

A report compiled by the National Complete Streets Coalition found that Florida leads the nation when it comes to pedestrian deaths. Of Florida cities, the Orlando-Kissimmee area took the number one spot. Between 2008 and 2017, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale had 1,549 pedestrian deaths, landing it in the number 14 spot. Nationwide, the report that pedestrian fatalities… read more