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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 »

Houseboat Fire Claims Two Boats and Damages Others

Posted: November 12th, 2013 | Categories: Insurance, Personal Injury

One vessel has been completely destroyed and three others are damaged after a fire ignited on a houseboat early Saturday morning, According to official reports, fire and rescue crews responded to a call at around 5:00 a.m. in the area of Hilton Haven Road in Key West. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control, but not before the fire completely consumed the houseboat and damaged a nearby vessel. … Read More »

Explosion at Chemical Warehouse Covers Workers in Yellow Chemical

Posted: November 10th, 2013 | Categories: Insurance, Personal Injury

An explosion in Opa-Locka at the American Vinyl Company has taken the life of one and injured others. The explosion happened at a warehouse located at 2410 N.W. 147 St. on Thursday afternoon. According to police hazmat crews, a storage container in the building that holds 20,000 gallons of liquid inexplicably exploded. The storage container for the chemical blew a hole in the roof of the building. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue … Read More »

Smoke Can Do More Damage than Fire

Posted: November 8th, 2013 | Categories: Insurance

Two firefighters are recovering from smoke inhalation after battling a 2-alarm fire at an Aventura warehouse on Thursday morning. The fire broke out at approximately 9:20 a.m. near 20251 NE 15th Court. Firefighters were able to quickly get the fire under control. Both of the firefighters are ok and are expected to fully recover. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Fires not only cause serious destruction and property … Read More »

6-year-old Killed while Jaywalking with Grandmother by Teen Driver

Posted: November 7th, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident, Personal Injury

An accident Wednesday morning has claimed the life of a 6-year-old elementary student and left her grandmother in critical condition. Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating the case where the girl and her grandmother were walking to school in North Miami Beach when they were both struck by a 16-year-old driver. The teenaged driver was also on her way to school. Police indicated that the accident occurred just prior to school … Read More »

Drilling Rig Falls and Strikes Neighboring Building

Posted: November 6th, 2013 | Categories: Insurance, Personal Injury

In Sunny Isles, a drilling rig that was being used in the construction of a condominium tipped over and struck a neighboring building Tuesday. The incident occurred in the area of 169th Street and Collins Avenue, at around 1:00 p.m. Crews were at work on the construction of the Jade Signature Condominium when a 50-foot-tall drilling rig, used to place concrete pylons into the ground, fell through a fence and … Read More »

Workers Barely Avoid Concrete Beams Falling on their Heads

Posted: November 5th, 2013 | Categories: Insurance, Personal Injury

Construction workers had to scramble to get out of the way of five concrete beams, each measuring 125 feet in length and weighing about 93 tons, when they came tumbling down while a skeleton construction crew was working over the weekend. Only one of the workers suffered any injuries. He had one superficial wound on one hand and refused transport to a hospital. There were no traffic closures and airport … Read More »

Man Injured after Cabin Cruiser Catches Fire from Battery Failure

Posted: November 4th, 2013 | Categories: Personal Injury

A boater was injured after his boat caught fire in Key Largo, on Thursday morning. According to police reports, owner, 58-year-old Robert Doyle was attempting to put out a small flame he had noticed on the boat’s battery. The rag he used caught fire and the fire began to spread through the rest of the vessel. Doyle informed police officers that he quickly jumped off the boat once it was … Read More »