WTSP Channel 10 CBS News reported recently that a Pinellas County accident sent three people to the hospital on Thursday, January 7 and shut down all southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 19 near the intersection of U.S. Highway 19 and Innisbrook Drive.
According to officials with Palm Harbor Fire Rescue, the road remained closed after the accident due to the involvement of a truck containing pool chemicals which spilled onto the roadway, necessitating a hazmat response. At least three were hospitalized, although the extent of injuries is unknown.
Patch reported recently that a man was struck and killed by a motor vehicle along U.S. Highway 301 in Thonotosassa, Florida on Friday, January 8.
According to officials with the Florida Highway Patrol, the victim, a Thonotosassa man 45 years of age, was walking across the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 301 near Tom Folson Road when the accident occurred between 4:10 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Friday, January 8, 2021.
An SUV driven by a man 65 years of age swung into a merge lane to pass a slower vehicle and struck the pedestrian. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
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The Villages News reported that a car crash Sunday led to the arrest of a Wildwood man on charges of DUI and hit-and-run. According to officials from the Florida Highway Patrol, a 25-year-old man from Wildwood was taken into custody by law enforcement officers late Sunday night at approximately 10 a.m., allegedly in connection with... Read More
At a new car show in Tampa, Florida, safety technology took center stage. Automakers displayed their newest car and truck models, highlighting safety features that could prevent car accidents and save lives. Automatic braking systems are one such feature currently available on several models. The technology senses impending collisions with obstacles in front of the... Read More
While Tesla certainly has innovated the motor vehicle, offering fully electric vehicles that are stylish and perform well, they are not without problems. One of the first problems is that the “Autopilot” system, sometimes marketed as fully self-driving, is not. The company is facing numerous lawsuits and NHTSA scrutiny over the system, which may have... Read More
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If you are ever injured or someone you love is in a Florida car accident, you will want to make sure that you have adequate insurance coverage. States will vary in what insurance they require of drivers. Florida is a no-fault insurance state, which means that your insurance company steps in and pays your medical... Read More
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Yes, Florida does allow accident victims to recover damages for pain and suffering from an auto accident in certain situations. Pain and suffering are considered a “non-economic” damages. Unlike, for example, medical bills, there is no clear monetary value for pain and suffering. You are suffering, and there should be compensation for your pain and... Read More
After a rear–end collision, you should look for prompt medical care and a place to repair your car. Not only are these services important for your health, but they can provide critical documentation of your accident that can be helpful in the future. Evidence of your injuries and the damage to your car is essential... Read More
The injuries one may suffer in a car accident varies based on many different factors, including who was involved and the type of collision that occurred. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)-distributed book Motor Vehicle Collisions (MVCs) by Tammy J. Toney-Butler and Matthew Varacallo, some common accidents with commonly reported injuries include:... Read More
Yes, you can file a lawsuit against the company if you get into a car accident while in a taxi in Florida. In most cases, the company’s insurance company will pay for medical bills and other damages following an accident. However, sometimes insurance companies try to deny claims or say they are not liable for... Read More