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18 Year-Old Teen Killed In Hit-And-Run Accident. Driver Is Still At Large.

Posted: February 12th, 2020 | Categories: In The News

An 18-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in northwest Miami-Dade over the weekend, leaving his mother devastated. NBC Channel 6 in Miami reports that on Sunday, February 9th, Derek Betancourt had been riding in the 19600 block of Northwest 47th Avenue at approximately 8:00 P.M. when a motorist struck him. According to a spokesperson for the Miami-Dade Police Department, the 18-year-old was left for dead in … Read More »

Woman Driving Under The Influences Crashes Into Deputy’s Cruiser

Posted: February 5th, 2020 | Categories: In The News

According to NBC Miami, a woman is facing the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol after crashing her pickup truck into a Polk County Sheriff’s deputy’s cruiser last month. On Tuesday, January 28th, two cruisers from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office were traveling on Lakeland Road when they encountered a pickup truck being driven by 46-year-old Indi Williams, who was crossing the center line and driving erratically. The … Read More »

Motorcycle Event Ends In 28 Arrests

Posted: January 29th, 2020 | Categories: In The News

The annual Wheels Up, Guns Down event that took place earlier this month on Martin Luther King Day has ended in 28 arrests and several impounded vehicles this year. CBS Local in Miami reports that the disruptive and illegal event involving motorcyclists from around Miami and the surrounding area had no injuries of bikers, but two police officers were hurt, and there were lots of citations and multiple arrests made. … Read More »

Mother Killed At Opa-Locka Intersection Protecting Her Son

Posted: January 22nd, 2020 | Categories: In The News

A mother was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Opa-Locka at an intersection. NBC in Miami’s Julia Bagg reported that the fatal crash happened on Wednesday, January 15th at approximately around 9:45 p.m. at the intersection of Northwest 135th Street and Northwest 30th Avenue. The family and friends of the woman known as De-de were shocked at how anyone could hit a person and simply drive away.  Those … Read More »

Tanker Truck Falls Into Canal In Broward County

Posted: January 15th, 2020 | Categories: In The News

A tanker truck crashed into a canal after it collided with another vehicle along the Florida Turnpike in Broward County last week. The injured driver of that tractor-trailer rig had to be rescued by emergency crews. NBC Miami reports that the incident happened near Hollywood Boulevard when a two-vehicle crash involving a Mercedes Benz and an 18-wheeler at approximately 6:00 a.m.  The tanker trailer was sent off the pavement of … Read More »

Drunk Driver Very Fortunate To Survive Train Crash

Posted: January 8th, 2020 | Categories: In The News

Alcohol affects different people in different ways, but it’s never a good idea to drink and drive. The National Transportation Highway Administration (NHTSA) estimates that more than 10,000 people lose their lives, and far more are injured because of a drunk driver. In addition to the tragedy of accidents involving impaired drivers, there can also be incidents where no one was hurt, but the situation could have ended tragically. One … Read More »

Video Reveals Truck Crashing Into Airport

Posted: January 1st, 2020 | Categories: In The News

Recently released surveillance video shows a truck ramming into the car rental area at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport on Thursday, December 19th, just before 3:00 a.m. The NBC affiliate station in Miami reported on its website that the video shows a white, four-door GMC Sierra pickup truck as it crashes into the building at a high rate of speed, coming to an abrupt stop as it hit the National … Read More »

Cold Case Arrest Made In Florida, Trucker Involved

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

A murder case that happened almost 40 years ago may have been solved thanks to excellent police work and DNA evidence. CBS Local in Miami reports that truck driver James Curtis Clanton of Lake Butler has been arrested in connection to the 1980 sexual assault and murder of 21-year-old Helene Pruszynski in the state of Colorado. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock told reporters that deputies had Clanton under surveillance for … Read More »

Surveillance Footage Catches Fatal Pedestrian Crash, Driver Didn’t Even Slow Down

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

A hit-and-run crash in Fort Lauderdale last week has left one person dead on Thursday, December 12th. Surveillance footage taken from a business near the scene of the crash indicates that the suspect driver in the incident didn’t even slow down. CBS Local in Miami reports that the crash happened at approximately 2:20 a.m. in the 1000 block of Sunrise Boulevard when a man with an umbrella attempted to cross … Read More »

Teen Dies After Stunt With Bucket Truck

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

Birthdays are usually a time of celebration. For one North Lauderdale family, however, what should have been a day of celebration of a teen’s 16th birthday turned into one of mourning earlier this month. NBC Miami reports that on Sunday, December 1st, in the 4900 block of North State Road 7 at approximately 2:40 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was riding his bike when he was run over and killed. According … Read More »

Expert Witness Testimony Put To The Test

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

A legislative change put in place in 2013 by Governor Rick Scott that would require judges to apply more stringent rules for the admission of expert witness testimony may be put to the test in a six-year-old case in which five people were killed. CBS Local in Miami reported on Wednesday, November 27th on the station’s website that in July of this year the 4th District Court of Appeal ordered … Read More »

Cyclist Struck By Box Truck, Pinned Under Vehicle

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

Accidents involving commercial trucks can end up being severe; especially when another smaller vehicle is involved.  Even though a passenger vehicle can move quicker than a box truck or a big rig can, a truck can easily outweigh a passenger vehicle – or a bicycle. That seems to be what happened when a woman was riding her bike along Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast Eighth Street in Miami on Wednesday, November … Read More »