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Tattoo Shop Catches Fire from Electrical Short

Posted: January 15th, 2014 | Categories: In The News, Insurance, Personal Injury

Investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that broke out Tuesday just before 6:00 a.m. at a tattoo shop in a strip mall located along Northeast 125th Street and Seventh Avenue. According to investigators with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Battalion, the fire started in the tattoo shop as a result of an electrical short. Fire crews were called to the scene and had the fire under control in about … Read More »

Pedestrian Flies Through Air after Accident

Posted: January 15th, 2014 | Categories: Car Accident, In The News

The driver of an SUV was taken into custody after striking a pedestrian Wednesday morning. According to police, the accident happened just before 7:00 a.m. along Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 14th Street. Investigators report that the pedestrian was crossing Biscayne Boulevard when he was struck by a Porsche SUV. Authorities are not certain whether the person was crossing the street in the crosswalk or jaywalking. Investigators do say, however, that … Read More »

Live Wire Falls on Cars, Causes Fire

Posted: January 9th, 2014 | Categories: In The News, Insurance

Two cars were completely destroyed after a power line snapped and came down on top of them Tuesday morning. According to authorities, the incident happened along Southwest 62nd Avenue in South Miami. Police Major with the South Miami Police, Renee Landa said that it appeared that the wire snapped and fell on top of the cars, causing a fire to break out. The owner of the two vehicles, Leroy McKinney, … Read More »

Officer Injured in Motorcycle Accident

Posted: January 4th, 2014 | Categories: In The News, Insurance, Personal Injury

A police officer with the Sweetwater Police Department has been injured after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle. According to officials, the accident happened on Southwest 18th Street and 122nd Avenue in West Miami-Dade when the officer was on his way home. The officer, whose identity has not been released was taken to the hospital and is listed in stable condition. Injuries on the job can happen at any time. … Read More »

Two Men Dead After Car Wraps Around Tree

Posted: December 26th, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident, In The News

Two men are dead after the car they were riding in slammed into a tree. Authorities say that the single vehicle accident happened at approximately 5:25 A.M. The victims have been identified as Jonathan Clarke, 22 of Coral Springs, who had been driving the vehicle, and the passenger, Travis Wilson, 22 of Lauderhill. According to eyewitnesses, the car had been traveling on Atlantic Boulevard, and then speeding down Lakeview Drive, … Read More »

Bus Crashes with Children On Board

Posted: December 24th, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident, In The News

A school bus driver has been injured after crashing his bus into a vehicle and then into a building. Students were on board. The accident happened at Northwest 36th Street and 20th Court. After the crash, the bus, the front end started smoking. Two bystanders rushed to the scene and opened the rear emergency escape door of the bus. They began offloading the children and took them to a safe … Read More »

Distracted Driver Crashes into House

Posted: December 19th, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident, In The News

Distraction was the cause of an accident which caused a driver to crash his vehicle into a Hollywood home on Friday morning. According to official investigations, the driver of the vehicle pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake when he became distracted by officials responding to a call in the area.  As a result, the driver crashed his car into a home located in the neighborhood. The impact of … Read More »

2 Dead After Canal Plunge

Posted: December 17th, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident, In The News

Two people are dead after a driver lost control of the Porsche that they were travelling in and sent it plunging into a canal early on Friday morning. Speed was a factor in the fatal accident. The accident occurred just before 2 a.m. on the eastbound Dolphin Expressway. The vehicle crossed several lanes of traffic approximately 500 feet then hit a guardrail before plunging into the canal at 42nd Avenue. … Read More »

Drunk Ambulance Driver Collides with Truck

Posted: December 13th, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident, In The News, Personal Injury

In a national story, an ambulance driver has been accused of drunk driving after he ran a red light with his ambulance and smashed into another driver with the siren blaring. Police say that the driver’s BAC was more than three times the legal limit at .271. Prosecutors have brought in witnesses to the crime who testified in the initial hearing. After the crash, the ambulance driver stayed in his … Read More »

Man Sentenced to 8 Years for DUI Crash

Posted: December 12th, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident, In The News

A South Florida man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for his role in the death of another driver in a wrong-way accident. On Feb. 11, 2011, at around 3:30 a.m., Omar Bravo was driving the wrong way on the eastbound lanes of the MacArthur Causeway when he collided with Matthew Montenegro’s car. Montenegro, 26, died at the scene of the accident. Bravo admitted in court to drinking … Read More »

Police Officer Hospitalized from High Speed Chase

Posted: December 7th, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident, In The News

A South Florida police officer has been hospitalized after a high speed chase involving a subject in an earlier shooting incident. The suspect took off on a motorcycle in Florida City on Friday morning. During the chase the suspect crashed into an officer and kept going. Both the officer and the suspect were taken to an area hospital for treatment. Their condition is not known. Emergency crews and police officers … Read More »

Driver Suffers Heart Attack and Crashes

Posted: December 4th, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident, In The News

According to police, the driver of a box truck who died after crashing into a home on Tuesday morning may have suffered from a heart attack. Investigators said in a statement that Julio Gomez, 45, had just packed up his truck and was leaving Dolphin Fisheries, and set out to make a delivery in Palm Beach. At around 5:30 a.m., Gomez was leaving the parking lot of the business and … Read More »