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Car accident in Florida injures road ranger

Police suspect a driver who struck a road ranger around 2 a.m. on Sept. 14 may have been drunk at the wheel.  The car accident that injured the Florida ranger is still under investigation, and it is unclear whether the 19-year-old driver has been formally charged at this time.  However, it has been confirmed the young man is in police custody. 

Car accident on I-95 in Florida leaves 1 dead, 1 hurt

The Florida Highway Patrol has reported that a two-vehicle crash killed one person and injured another. Florida police shut down all southbound lanes of I-95 to investigate the two-car accident on the evening of Aug. 30. So far, no charges have been filed in association with this case, and thankfully, no one else was injured in the accident.

Car accident on I-275 in Florida turns fatal

Highway Patrol believe drugs and alcohol may have played a role in a recent accident that killed one man and sent two more people to the hospital. Florida authorities are still investigating the car accident involving a wrong-way driver on I-275. This is the third such accident to take place this year alone, according to police.

Man injures woman in serious Florida car accident

A 38-year-old man apparently caused a serious wreck involving at least six other vehicles on Interstate 98, according to local news reports. The man was arrested by Florida police on the night of Aug. 1 after causing a major car accident that seriously injured a 21-year-old woman. He is currently being treated at a hospital, but charges may be pending.

Why you shouldn't engage in distracted driving

Readers may or may not have heard that April was Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Although the month of April is over, it is worth repeating that the purpose of the campaign is obviously to further public education on the dangers of taking one's attention off the task of driving. Here's one good reason to avoid distracted driving: almost 39,000 accidents were caused in the state of Florida in 2013 because of distracted driving. Those crashes resulted in over 33,000 injuries and 201 deaths.

Feds investigate catastrophic California accident

Some motor vehicle accidents are significant enough to gain national attention. Such an accident, as readers probably already have heard, took place last week in northern California. The accident, which involved a FedEx truck and a motor coach bus carrying over 40 people, ended up killing five high school students. In addition, three adult chaperones and the drivers of the truck and the bus died.

Parents mourn in anger over potential GM liability for accidents

Florida readers have probably heard by now of the legal trouble surrounding General Motors over its recall of 1.6 million vehicles due to ignition switch problems. So far, the company has connected the problem with 12 deaths. In addition to those deaths, there have been hundreds of others reported in connection with those same models in accidents where the airbag failed to deploy.

Warmer weather also increases danger for bicyclists in Florida

With spring just around the corner, some residents here in Florida are already preparing for the warmer weather by dusting off their bicycles and getting them ready for travel. But while there are a lot of benefits to cycling, such as lowering your risk of certain diseases and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, there are a few risks as well. One of those risks is suffering a serious or fatal injury because of negligent motorists.

Police urge drivers to come forward in pedestrian hit-and-run

“There is a family behind every hit and run,” the sister of a deceased 47-year-old South Florida woman told reporters this month. She and her family are still trying to cope with the fact that their loved one was struck by not only one inattentive driver but a second right after the first accident. And because both drivers are said to have fled the scene, the victim’s family is left with more questions than answers.

Police look for tow truck driver who caused hit and run in Miami

Perhaps some of the worst accidents to have to go through are hit-and-run accidents. That’s because, as many residents here in Florida know, the driver responsible for causing the accident is sometimes never found, which can leave accident victims feeling frustrated and without a feeling of justice. That’s something that Miami police most likely hope to prevent as they reach out to the public for help solving a recent hit and run accident.

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