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2 Young Girls Killed In Crash After Not Using Child Safety Restraints

Posted: May 2nd, 2019 | Categories: In The News

In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that 723 children under the age of 13 died in car accidents. The federal agency also found that an estimated 618,000 from infancy to age 12 rode in vehicles without a child safety seat, booster, or seatbelt at least some of the time. An estimated 35% of the children who died in crashes that year were not buckled up. Child safety … Read More »

Florida Moves Forward With Creation Of The Department of Environment Protection Proposal

Posted: April 25th, 2019 | Categories: In The News

Florida has been blessed with a beautiful climate and many natural wonders that can be seen on a daily basis. Taking care of our communities and our environment by keeping them clean is essential to everyone who lives here. Those who choose a career in public services, such as law enforcement, for example, are sometimes asked to go wherever they are needed. This is to ensure the public’s trust and … Read More »

Officer Who Killed Bystander During A Chase Has Long History Of Traffic Accidents

Posted: April 18th, 2019 | Categories: In The News

Police pursuits can often result in injuries or fatalities. In the majority of these cases, it’s often a case of someone who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. NBC Miami reports that in pursuit of an allegedly stolen vehicle, a Miami Beach Police officer struck and killed another motorist who later died of her injuries. The accident happened on March 25th when Officer Gregory McVey … Read More »

Mexican Actor Punches Driver To Death In Road Rage Altercation

Posted: April 11th, 2019 | Categories: In The News

Road rage is occurring on more roadways across the country with increased frequency. Aggressive behavior targeted against fellow drivers, pedestrians and others has caused severe injuries and even death. The CBS affiliate station in Miami, CBS4 reports that an actor from Mexico could be facing very serious charges after he punched another motorist and rendered him unconscious on Sunday, March 31st. That motorist later died. The well-known 32-year-old Telenovela actor, … Read More »

Head-On Collision Leaves Teen And Grandmother Dead

Posted: April 4th, 2019 | Categories: In The News

Head-on collisions are rather rare, and thankfully so. The damage caused by a head-on collision is far greater than in other kinds of crashes. Fatalities are common, as in this case from Deerfield Beach reported by NBC Miami. A teen and her grandmother are dead and three others are injured after an accident that happened over the weekend. The Broward Sheriff’s Office said the accident happened on Saturday evening in … Read More »

Hit-And-Run Driver Hits Woman, Lies To Police And Leaves

Posted: March 28th, 2019 | Categories: Car Accident

According to Florida’s Department of  Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), some 25% of all accidents in our state are hit-and-run crashes. By law, anyone involved in a crash is required to stay at the scene until released by law enforcement. CBS Local in Miami reported on Monday, March 18th, when a driver going eastbound hit Mercedes Sarmiento, 61.  Sarmiento was crossing the intersection of Southwest 8th Street and 44th. … Read More »

Florida Corrections Officer Arrested For DUI And Child Endangerment

Posted: March 21st, 2019 | Categories: In The News

A Florida City woman employed as a corrections officer for the state of Florida has been taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol and head butting police officers at the scene. While all of this was unfolding, the female corrections officer’s minor children were in the car with her. CBS Miami reported in a story appearing on March 11th that Miami Dade police officers observed Miya Bell, … Read More »

Hit And Run Injures 3 People

Posted: March 14th, 2019 | Categories: In The News

A hit-and-run crash in Opa –locka injured three people that had to be airlifted to an area hospital for treatment. CBS Local in Miami reported that in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 3 at NW 22nd Avenue and 135th Street. A vehicle was overturned after it was struck at the intersection at approximately 5:30 a.m. A man and woman were trapped inside. According to Fire Captain Christopher Morales, it … Read More »

Family Sues Lime For Scooter Accident

Posted: March 8th, 2019 | Categories: In The News

Climate change is on almost everyone’s mind these days. Communities across the country are helping people to save money and opt toward renewable energy and transportation options. Some do this by renting out vehicles to members of the community to use for short trips around town. A South Florida company, however, is now facing a lawsuit after a young woman who rented one of their vehicles in December was struck … Read More »

Vehicle Fire Claims Driver Of Speeding Electric Vehicle

Posted: February 28th, 2019 | Categories: In The News

Independent automaker, Tesla, may be facing additional headaches after a driver of a Tesla Model S was killed when his car crashed near Fort Lauderdale and caught fire. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the accident happened on February 24th at approximately 4:30 p.m. Investigators say that the car the car had been traveling between 75 -90 mph in the 1300 block of Flamingo Road when it left the roadway, went … Read More »

Camera Captures Officer Getting Hit By A Car

Posted: February 21st, 2019 | Categories: In The News

A birthday trip ended tragically for one Maryland woman who was out celebrating with a friend on the evening of Sunday, October 17th, 2017. After leaving the establishment where they had been celebrating, 22-year-old Cariann Hithon got behind the wheel of her car and got into a series of accidents, including a hit and run with a pickup truck. CBS Miami reported that newly released body-cam video obtained from the … Read More »

Transit Bus Crash Injures 14, No Fatalities

Posted: February 13th, 2019 | Categories: In The News

Taking the bus and other forms of public transit can be an economical and efficient way to get to around. Even when taking this kind of transportation, however, accidents can still occur. According to the National Transportation Highway Safety Administration from 2006 to 2016, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent, and school buses and transit buses accounted for 40 percent and 34 percent of bus crashes that involved injuries or … Read More »