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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 »

Medical Incident May have caused Crash

Posted: November 1st, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident, Personal Injury

Two people are injured after the driver of a pickup truck crashed his vehicle into a business in Deerfield Beach. According to officials, the driver lost control of his vehicle and struck the Discount Concrete Cutting building just before 1:00 p.m. Police officials believe that the driver may have suffered from a medical issue just prior to the accident. Both the driver and another person who was inside the building … Read More »

Man Killed in a High Speed Chase, AK-47 Used

Posted: October 31st, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident, Personal Injury

A high speed car chase through the streets of Opa-locka on Sunday has ended in a shooting that sent a South Florida man to the hospital, city officials said. Opa-locka spokesperson David Chiverton said two cars were chasing the victim’s vehicle at high speeds until he stopped near Northwest 141st Street and 23rd Place. The victim, a man in his early 20’s, was shot in the back while he was … Read More »

Drunk Driver Cruelly Flees the Scene after a Fatal Accident

Posted: October 30th, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident

An elderly woman is dead after being struck by a truck as she crossed the street Monday evening. According to officials, the woman was walking to church at around 8 p.m. Monday when she was struck by a truck near the intersection of Northwest 12th Avenue and 60th Street. Family members have identified the victim as Fannie Ash. Police said Ash was allegedly killed by a drunk driver, who initially … Read More »

Boy Undergoes Brain Surgery After Motorcycle Accident

Posted: October 29th, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident, Personal Injury

A 6-year-old South Florida boy is still fighting for his life after being struck by a dirt bike near his home last week. According to Police officials, 6-year-old D’Quell Boston ran into the street in the 1600 block of Northwest 23rd Avenue, just after 6:00 p.m. on Friday. Police said a car driving down the same street stopped to avoid hitting the child. A motorcyclist Brandon Dennis, who was directly … Read More »

Stolen Vehicle Crashes into the Side of a House

Posted: October 28th, 2013 | Categories: Car Accident

Broward Sheriff’s deputies are searching for the suspect who was behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle that crashed into a home Friday morning in Pompano Beach. Deputies responded to the scene of the accident at the home, located at Northwest First Terrace and 21st Avenue. The vehicle caused major damage to the side of the home. The homeowner was not inside his home at the time of the crash. … Read More »