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Train Derailment Crushes Man Under Gravel

Posted: October 25th, 2013 | Categories: Personal Injury

A train conductor has died after several freight cars derailed near the SunRail station in Sanford Thursday morning. In a statement, the Florida Highway Patrol identified the victim as being 36-year-old Christopher Putfark of Deltona. The derailment occurred on a track where construction is currently underway. The station is located at State Road 46 and Airport Boulevard. Florida Department of Transportation and Florida Highway Patrol officials say that a train … Read More »

Man Pinned by Bulldozer in Fort Lauderdale

Posted: October 24th, 2013 | Categories: Personal Injury

An on the job accident occurred on a construction site at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Officials said that the accident happened on the future site of a new runway when a worker ended up pinned between a bulldozer and his vehicle Tuesday afternoon. The victim was transported to nearby Broward Health Medical with a non-life-threatening back injury. His identity and his current condition have not been released. Nobody goes … Read More »

Hit-and-Run Victim Awakens from Coma

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident, Personal Injury

Matthew Danchak was hit by an 18-wheeler last Friday on the Sawgrass Expressway in Coral Springs. He was crossing the highway after getting into a minor accident when he was hit. Police are still looking for the truck’s driver. According to family members, Danchak is now out of a. He is expected to undergo surgery on Tuesday. For a motorist to hit a pedestrian or other motorist in a hit … Read More »

Is your Taxi Driver Insured? We Can Find Out

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident, Insurance

An accident on Interstate 95 on Sunday involving a taxi cab has left one person dead and traffic blocked for more than two hours on Sunday. According to official reports, a taxi driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a wall near the Northwest 79th Street exit just after 6:00 p.m. Investigators said at least one person was killed in the accident. Every year, thousands of people are … Read More »

Driver and Passenger Go to Hospital after Ramming Fire Truck

Posted: October 21st, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident

Miami-Dade law enforcement officials said in a statement that an accident happened near Southwest 37th Avenue and Eighth Street when a vehicle crashed into a City of Miami Fire Rescue truck that had its sirens and lights flashing. The rescue truck was not carrying any passengers at the time of the accident. The driver of the car was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The passenger who was in … Read More »

Boat Capsizes off of Miami Coast, Several Dead

Posted: October 17th, 2013 | Categories: Personal Injury

Four women have died and 11 have been arrested after a boat with more than a dozen people on board capsized early Wednesday in the waters off of South Florida. According to reports from the U.S. Coast Guard, the incident happened just before 1:00 a.m. when one of the survivors on the boat dialed 911. Passengers on the boat included Haitians and Jamaicans. Rescuers found four adult females underneath the … Read More »

Boyfriend Makes Plea for Hit-and-Run Driver to Come Forward

Posted: October 16th, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident, Personal Injury

A woman who was jogging has suffered serious injuries after she was struck by a hit and run driver on Monday night. Law enforcement continues to search for the driver responsible in the incident. Odiliana Gonzalez and her boyfriend, Angel Pinto were jogging near the intersection of Country Club Prado and South Greenway Drive, at around 6 p.m. when Gonzalez was hit by a vehicle.¬†Eyewitnesses to the incident describe the … Read More »

Florida Keys Woman Arrested after Domestic Dispute Leads to DUI

Posted: October 15th, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident

When you’re in an altercation with someone who is drunk, it’s important to make sure that they don’t have access to motor vehicles. Sober people need to prevent drunk people from getting behind the wheel. Sometimes you might have to take extraordinary measures. A recent news story from the Keys talks about a domestic dispute involving a drunken woman. Teresa Week’s husband was furious that his wife had been drinking. … Read More »

Elderly Driver Crashes through Three Yards

Posted: October 14th, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident, Personal Injury

In another amazing Miami story, an older driver took quite the wrong turn getting back to her home. The 60-year-old driver managed to put her Mercedes through three yards, mowing over fences, dodging swimming pools, and hitting a sunbather before coming to a stop against her own house. The sunbather that was injured was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in serious condition. Her condition has since degraded to critical. … Read More »

Boy Dies in a Swimming Pool on Cruise Trip

Posted: October 11th, 2013 | Categories: Insurance, Personal Injury

A 6-year-old boy has drowned in one of the pools on board a Carnival Cruise Lines ship while at sea over the weekend. In a statement by the cruise line on Monday, officials said that the Carnival Victory was on the last leg of a four-day Caribbean cruise Sunday when the boy drowned in the mid-ship pool. The boy was in the pool area with other family members at the … Read More »

Garbage Truck Driver Dies after Tire Blowout

Posted: October 10th, 2013 | Categories: Personal Injury, Truck Accident

According to Florida Highway Patrol, at around 12:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, a SWS Waste Management truck crashed into a barrier while traveling northbound on the Turnpike near 106th Street. A South Florida truck driver was pronounced dead on the scene after one of vehicle’s tires blew out on the highway. No one else was injured. Every year, there are thousands of truck accidents that result in injury or death. Accidents … Read More »

Police Chase Ends in Living Room and a Big Hole

Posted: October 8th, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident, Personal Injury

Hollywood resident Teresa Alvarado was startled by a series of deafening booms on Friday night that ended up with a police cruiser crashing into the side of her home. Police were responding to a burglary call in the area of 5010 Johnson Street at around 8:00 p.m., when the officer responding to the call and the driver of a BMW were involved in the accident. Yaileen DeLaRosa, age 11, was … Read More »