Blog Archive - March, 2019


354 Articles

Head-On Crash Kills Two People in Estero, Florida

March 31, 2019

ESTERO, FL. – According to a news report posted online at fox4now.com, a head-on crash killed two people in Estero, Florida. The victims have been identified by officials, and Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the collision to determine its cause. No potential factors leading to the crash were reported.* 

Charter Bus Crashes in Prince Georgia, VA, Killing Two People

March 31, 2019

PRINCE GEORGE, VA. – According to an online news story reported by nbc12.com, a charter bus crashed in Prince George, Virginia, killing two people. The bus driver has reportedly been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the collision. A total of 57 people were on the bus when it crashed.* 

Bicyclist Dies from Collision with Vehicle in Sarasota, Florida

March 31, 2019

SARASOTA, FL. – According to an online news report from bradenton.com, a bicyclist died from injuries sustained in a collision with a vehicle in Sarasota, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol indicates that the victim was riding on a bicycle when a vehicle struck him, causing him to suffer critical injuries. The victim has been identified by officials.* 

Child Airlifted After Traffic Accident in Lakeland, Florida

March 31, 2019

LAKELAND, FL. – According to an online news story published at abcactionnews.com, a child was airlifted to a hospital after a traffic accident that occurred in Lakeland, Florida. A vehicle reportedly hit the child near an intersection, causing the child serious injuries. The cause of the collision is not known.* 

Two Killed, One Injured in Vehicle Crash in Estero, Florida

March 30, 2019

ESTERO, FL. – According to an online news story reported by wftv.com, two people were killed, and a third person was seriously injured in a vehicle crash that took place in Estero, Florida. No information has yet been reported about the cause of the accident, but officials have identified all of the victims of the accident.*

Two People Killed in Plane Crash in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

March 30, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. – According to an online news story reported by chronicleonline.com, two people were killed in a plane crash in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The two people were a man and a woman, and they reportedly suffered fatal injuries when a plane crashed during an attempted landing at an airport. The plane had departed from Florida.* 

U.S. Dept. of Justice Looking into Boeing 737 MAX 8

March 28, 2019

UNITED STATES – According to an online news story published at katv.com, the United States Department of Justice is looking into development of the Boeing 737 MAX 8. The aircraft was involved in two high-profile crashes that investigators recently concluded were similar in nature.*

Vehicle Accident Slows Traffic in Monroe County, Georgia

March 28, 2019

MONROE COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story reported by wgxa.tv, a vehicle accident slowed traffic in Monroe County, Georgia. Few details were released about the accident after it occurred. It is not clear if anyone was injured in the crash, and no one involved has been identified.* 

Head-On Collision Kills Three in Dade County, Georgia

March 28, 2019

DADE COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story reported at newschannel.com, three people were killed in a head-on vehicle collision that occurred in Dade County, Georgia. Two other people were injured in the collision. Officials have identified the victims of the accident and are still investigating.*

Motorcyclist Killed in Accident in York County, South Carolina

March 27, 2019

YORK COUNTY, SC. – According to an online news report from heraldonline.com, a motorcyclist was killed in an accident that took place in York County, South Carolina. Another person was also injured in the accident. South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the accident, and Troopers have released limited information.*

Pedestrian Killed in Accident in Upson County, Georgia

March 27, 2019

UPSON COUNTY, GA. – According to a news report posted online at wgxa.tv, a pedestrian was killed in a traffic accident in Upson County, Georgia. The pedestrian was reportedly hit by a vehicle on a highway in the county. Limited information about the accident is currently available, and authorities are investigating.*

Man, Woman Die After Single-Vehicle Accident in Macon, Georgia

March 27, 2019

MACON, GA. – According to an online news report posted by 41nbc.com, a man and woman tragically died after a single-vehicle accident in Macon, Georgia. The vehicle somehow ran off the roadway and crashed. The cause of the accident was not included in the news report, and authorities with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office are still investigating.*

Driver Hits, Kills Woman Hanging Out Car Window in Miami, Florida

March 27, 2019

MIAMI, FL. – According to an online news story reported by wsbradio.com, a car hit and killed a woman hanging out of a car window in Miami, Florida. The driver did not stop after the collision, and the woman ended up falling out of the car. Authorities are searching for the missing driver involved in the accident.*

Study: E-Cigarettes Linked to Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Issues

March 26, 2019

UNITED STATES – According to a news story published online at indiablooms.com, a new scientific study indicates that e-cigarettes are linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular issues, including coronary artery disease and heart attacks. The results of the study were recently presented at the 68th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology.*  

AAA: Majority of Americans Do Not Trust Self-Driving Cars

March 26, 2019

UNITED STATES – A new report from AAA shows that the majority of Americans do not trust self-driving cars, according to an online news story from baltimore.cbslocal.com. Nearly two-thirds of participants in the study indicated that they had negative perceptions of autonomous vehicles.* 

Car Hits, Kills Pedestrian in Clayton County, Georgia

March 26, 2019

CLAYTON COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report posted at ajc.com, a car hit and killed a woman in Clayton County, Georgia. Few details about the accident have been reported by authorities at this time, and the pedestrian has not been identified. The accident investigation is ongoing.*

One Killed in Motorcycle Accident on Amelia Island, Florida

March 26, 2019

AMELIA ISLAND, FL. – According to a news report posted online at actionnewsjax.com, one person was killed in a motorcycle accident on Amelia Island, Florida. The news report states that a car turned into the path of the motorcycle. The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating but has released information about the victims.* 

Deputy PIT Maneuver Leads to Fatal Crash in Laurens County, Georgia

March 26, 2019

LAURENS COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story reported by wgxa.tv, a deputy PIT maneuver led to a fatal vehicle crash in Laurens County, Georgia. The sheriff’s deputy had been pursuing a vehicle prior to the incident because the driver failed to stop at a checkpoint. No names have been released at this time.* 

Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Vehicle in Port Richey, Florida

March 26, 2019

PORT RICHEY, FL. – According to an online news report from fox13news.com, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in Port Richey, Florida. The pedestrian has been identified by officials investigating the case, but little information about the circumstances of the accident has been released at this time.*

Man Killed in Balcony Accident at Florida Condominium Complex

March 26, 2019

DESTIN, FL. – According to an online news report published at weartv.com, a man was killed in a balcony accident at a Florida condominium complex. Officials have identified the victim but have not completed their investigation into the incident. The news report states preliminary information indicates the incident did not occur due to any foul play.* 

Residents Pushing for Traffic Lights After Wrecks on Highway 82

March 25, 2019

Lee County, GA, Residents Pushing for Traffic Lights After Wrecks on Highway 82

ALBANY, GA. – Residents of Lee County, Georgia, are pushing for more traffic lights after several recent vehicle accidents have occurred on Highway 82 in the county, according to an online news story from walb.com. Officials agree more signals are needed, but they would like members of the public to understand that it is up to the Georgia Department of Transportation to make those changes.*

Man Struck by Pickup Truck in St. Johns County, Florida

March 24, 2019

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news report from news4jax.com, a man was struck by a pickup truck in St. Johns County, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol reports that the man ran into the roadway in front of the truck. Officials have released the identity of the victim and the driver of the truck.* 

Vehicle Hits Three Men on Florida Roadway; Two Killed, One Injured

March 23, 2019

ORANGE COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news report published by wftv.com, a vehicle hit three men who were standing on a roadway in Orange County, Florida, killing two of the men and injuring the third. The men had reportedly crashed into a tree off of the road and were standing outside their car when the fatal collision took place.* 

Wrong-Way Crash in Pinellas County, FL, Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

March 23, 2019

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news story posted by tbreporter.com, a wrong-way crash in Pinellas County, Florida, left one person dead and two others injured. One of the injured drivers was an off-duty sheriff’s deputy. The news story indicates that authorities believe impairment might have been a factor in the accident.* 

Four-Vehicle Crash Kills Man in Clarendon County, South Carolina

March 23, 2019

CLARENDON COUNTY, SC. – According to a news story reported online by wistv.com, a four-vehicle crash killed a man in Clarendon County, South Carolina. The crash involved a chain-reaction incident on Interstate 95. The county coroner’s office reportedly stated that the victim was going to turn 35 years old the day after the accident.* 

Boeing 737 Max Aircraft Grounded Worldwide

March 23, 2019

Multiple Crashes of Boeing 737 Max Aircraft Leads to Grounding of the Planes Worldwide, Including the United States

UNITED STATES – According to cnn.com, airline companies around the world, including the United States following an executive order issued by President Trump, are calling for the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft following two fatal crashes involving Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air.*

Vehicle Hits, Kills Pedestrian in Santa Rosa County, Florida

March 22, 2019

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news story posted by weartv.com, a vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian in Santa Rosa County, Florida. Officials have released identifying information about both the victim and the driver of the vehicle. The circumstances leading to the accident were not reported.*

Pedestrian Fatally Struck by a Vehicle in Anniston, Alabama

March 21, 2019

ANNISTON, AL. – According to an online news story reported at wvtm13.com, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Anniston, Alabama. The pedestrian did not survive, according to the news report. Officials have identified both the driver and the victim, but they have not yet determined the cause of the collision.*

GA Supreme Court Rules for Ins. Company in Bad Faith Settlement Negotiations Case

March 21, 2019

GEORGIA – The Georgia Supreme Court has issued a ruling in favor of an insurance company in a bad faith settlement negotiations case, according to an online news report from jdsupra.com. The Court reinstated a summary judgment order from the trial court that found the insurance company was not negligent in failing to settle within policy limits on a car accident claim.

Vehicle Hits, Kills Construction Worker in Mobile, Alabama

March 21, 2019

MOBILE, AL. – According to an online news story reported by wkrg.com, a vehicle hit a construction worker on a roadway in Mobile, Alabama. WKRG reports that the worker was sadly killed in the collision. Alabama authorities are still investigating the incident, and limited information has been reported at this time.* 

The Number One Caused of Teenage Deaths is Traffic Accidents

March 21, 2019

Data Analyzing One Million Teens Demonstrates How they Learn to Drive; Number One Caused of Teenage Deaths is Traffic Accidents

United States – according to an online report at uab.edu, University of Alabama at Birmingham researched have found that the typical learning curve process may not be a helpful way to depict how newly licensed teens minimize their risk of getting into an accident.

United States Senator Calling for Recalls of E-Cigarettes

March 21, 2019

New York City, NY – According to an online news report at newsinfo.inquirer.net, a United States senator is seeking to get to the bottom of the recent e-cigarette explosions that have been occurring across the country. In so doing, he is seeking to have the federal government recall e-cigarette batteries and devices that have been exploding and catching fire, causing injuries to unsuspecting users.

Wrong Way Driver Accident Caused by a Police Chase

March 21, 2019

Police Identify Two Men who Died After Wrong Way Driver Accident Caused by a Police Chase

Henry County, GA – according to ajc.com, the local police have identified two individuals who died on Tuesday, March 11, 2019 morning accident involving a wrong way driver who collided with a truck during a police pursuit.*

Three Killed in Vehicle Crash in Poinciana, Florida

March 21, 2019

POINCIANA, FL. – According to an online news report posted at fox35orlando.com, three people were tragically killed in a vehicle crash in Poinciana, Florida. The accident reportedly started with a vehicle driving away from a Polk County Sheriff’s deputy who was about to pull the vehicle over for speeding.* 

Emergency Order to Ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 Airplanes

March 21, 2019

President Donald Trump Issues an Emergency Order to Ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 Airplanes following Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crash

United States - according to a news story from local10.com, President Donald Trump issued an emergency order to ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft following the Ethiopian Airlines Plane crash.*

Trucking Groups Oppose New Underride Legislation

March 19, 2019

United States – according to truckinginfo.com, legislation that was reintroduced requiring underride guards on large 18-wheelers is being met with opposition by the America Trucking Association (ATA) and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA).

Emergency Order to Ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 Airplanes

March 19, 2019

President Donald Trump Issues an Emergency Order to Ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 Airplanes following Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crash

United States - according to a news story from local10.com, President Donald Trump issued an emergency order to ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft following the Ethiopian Airlines Plane crash.

Airlines Worldwide Grounding Boeing Plane After Multiple Crashes

March 19, 2019

UNITED STATES – Airlines around the world are grounding a certain Boeing plane after multiple crashes have occurred, according to an online news story reported by cnn.com. Airlines in the United States are still flying the plane, as the Federal Aviation Administration has said it has not found a reason to order grounding of the plane. 

School Bus Nearly Crashes into House in Miami, Florida

March 19, 2019

MIAMI, FL. – According to an online news report from wfla.com, a school bus nearly crashed into a house in Miami, Florida. The cause of the accident has not been determined at this time, and few details were reported by WFLA. The news report indicates that none of the students on board the bus was injured.*

Parents Fatally Run Over Toddler in Florida Restaurant Parking Lot

March 18, 2019

BRANDON, FL. – According to a news report published online by wfla.com, a mother and father ran over their son in the parking lot of a restaurant in Brandon, Florida. The parents reportedly believed the boy was in the car prior to the crash, and WFLA reports the child died of his injuries after being transported to a local hospital.*

Trucking Groups Oppose New Underride Legislation

March 17, 2019

United States – According to truckinginfo.com, legislation that was reintroduced requiring underride guards on large 18-wheelers is being met with opposition by the America Trucking Association (ATA) and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA).

Vehicle Hits, Kills Woman on Tricycle on Pine Island, Florida

March 17, 2019

PINE ISLAND, FL. – According to an online news story posted by news-press.com, a vehicle hit and killed a woman who was riding a tricycle in Florida. The collision occurred on Pine Island, and limited information about the accident is currently available. Authorities have not released the name of the victim.*

Motorcyclist Killed in Vehicle Collision in Pasco County, Florida

March 16, 2019

PASCO COUNTY, FL. – According to a news story reported online at theledger.com, a motorcyclist was killed in a vehicle collision in Pasco County, Florida. The crash happened on U.S. Highway 301 and involved the motorcycle and a pickup truck. Another person riding on the motorcycle was seriously injured in the accident.*

Report: Macon, Georgia, Has Most Pedestrian Fatalities in State

March 16, 2019

MACON, GA. – The City of Macon, Georgia, has the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in the state, according to a news report posted online at underthegeorgiasun.com. The news of Macon’s state ranking comes on the heels of a national report indicating that pedestrian road deaths are trending toward the highest number in about 30 years.

Multi-vehicular Accident on Quacco Road in Savannah, Georgia (GA)

March 14, 2019

Quacco Road Finally Cleared After an Accident Involving Multiple Vehicles, Including a Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Vehicle

Savannah, GA – According to wtoc.com, emergency personnel cleared the scene of a multi-vehicular accident on Quacco Road involving a Chatham County Sherriff’s Office Vehicle on Monday morning.*

Two Killed in Head-On Bus Collision in Tyler, Texas

March 14, 2019

TYLER, TX. – According to an online news story reported by dfw.cbslocal.com, two people were killed in a head-on collision with a bus in Tyler, Texas. The bus involved was reportedly carrying students from East Texas who were coming back from a trip to Orlando, Florida. The cause of the accident is still unknown, but officials have identified the victims.*

OSHA issues a Safety and Health Information Bulletin With Lithium Batteries

March 13, 2019

Safety Issues Pertaining to Lithium Batteries and Lithium Battery Powered Devices Addressed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OHSA”)

Washington D.C. – According to safetyandhealthmagazine.com, in addressing certain fire and explosion hazards of lithium batters, issued a Safety and Health Information Bulletin warning employers and employees of said hazards that stem from these batteries used to power small or wearable electronic devices.

Man Killed in Wreck After Police Chase Through Georgia

March 12, 2019

GEORGIA – According to an online news story from ajc.com, a man was killed in a vehicle wreck after leading police on a chase through Georgia. The chase started in Butts County, Georgia, and ended up traveling through three counties before the suspect wrecked. The man has been identified by Georgia authorities.* 

One Airlifted from Scene of Vehicle Accident in Lillian, Alabama

March 12, 2019

LILLIAN, AL. – According to an online news report from fox10tv.com, one person was airlifted from the scene of a vehicle accident in Lillian, Alabama. This person has not been identified, and few details about the accident have been released by authorities at this time. The cause of the collision is reportedly still being investigated.* 

One Killed, One Airlifted After Wreck in Atmore, Alabama

March 12, 2019

ATMORE, AL. – According to an online news report published by weartv.com, one person was killed, and another person was airlifted to a hospital after a vehicle wreck in Atmore, Alabama. The cause of the wreck was not included in the news report. The victims’ identifying information was released by officials.* 

Man Killed in Multi-Vehicle Accident in Washington County, Alabama

March 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, AL. – According to a news story posted online by fox10tv.com, a man was killed in a multi-vehicle accident in Washington County, Alabama. The man has been identified by authorities responding to the scene, but the reason for the collision has not yet been determined. Authorities are still reviewing the accident.*

Seven Students Injured in School Bus Crash in Ellenton, Florida

March 12, 2019

ELLENTON, FL. – According to an online news story published at patch.com, seven students were injured in a school bus crash in Ellenton, Florida. The bus belonged to the Manatee School System and reportedly collided with another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle was cited in connection with the wreck, according to the news report.* 

Police Officer Injured in Vehicle Collision in Miami-Dade County, Florida

March 12, 2019

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news story reported by local10.com, a police officer was injured in a vehicle collision that happened in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The officer has not been identified, but Local 10 reports that he was treated at a local hospital and released. The cause of the collision has not been released at this time.* 

Vehicle Crashes into Home in Coral Gables, Florida

March 12, 2019

CORAL GABLES, FL. – According to an online news report published at local10.com, a vehicle crashed into a home in Coral Gables, Florida. Two people were injured in the accident, which caused one the passengers in the vehicle to be ejected. Authorities have not yet determined why the crash took place.* 

Pedestrian Killed in Collision with Vehicle in Dunedin, Florida

March 12, 2019

DUNEDIN, FL. – According to an online news story posted by leaderpost.com, a pedestrian was killed in a collision with a vehicle in Dunedin, Florida. The victim has been identified by officials, but the vehicle driver’s name has not been released. Investigators have provided some information about the cause of the accident, included in the report.* 

Two People Killed in Car Wreck in Blythewood, South Carolina

March 11, 2019

BLYTHEWOOD, SC. – According to an online news story from wistv.com, two people were killed in a car wreck in Blythewood, South Carolina. The accident occurred on Interstate 77 and involved two vehicles, according to the report. The victims have been identified investigators handling the case.* 

Family of Georgia Hit-and-Run Victim Searching for Information about Accident

March 10, 2019

DEKALB COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story reported by wsbtv.com, the family of a Georgia hit-and-run victim is searching for information about the accident. The collision occurred in DeKalb County, Georgia, when a young woman was struck by multiple vehicles on an interstate. The family wants to know what happened and why the woman was on the interstate.* 

Three-Vehicle Accident Reported in Macon, Georgia

March 10, 2019

MACON, GA. – According to a news story posted online at wgxa.tv, a three-vehicle accident was reported in Macon, Georgia. The collision occurred on Forest Hill Road and caused traffic to become blocked in the area. Officials had released little information about the crash at the time the WGXA story was posted, and it was not clear if anyone was injured.*

Two Injured in Multi-Vehicle Wreck in Macon, Georgia

March 10, 2019

MACON, GA. – According to an online news story published at wgxa.tv, at least two people were injured in a multi-vehicle wreck that occurred in Macon, Georgia. The nature of the victims’ injuries was not reported, and it is unclear if there were additional injuries from the accident. No names were released.*

No Serious Injuries After Fiery Plane Crash in Statesboro, Georgia

March 10, 2019

STATESBORO, GA. – According to a news article posted online by wtoc.com, no serious injuries occurred during a fiery plane crash in Statesboro, Georgia. It is not clear yet how the crash happened. A federal agency will be conducting an investigation into the circumstances of the accident, and little additional information will likely be released until that investigation is further along.* 

Pilot Killed in Helicopter Crash in Pickens County, Georgia

March 10, 2019

PICKENS COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report published by fox5atlanta.com, a pilot was killed in a helicopter crash in Pickens County, Georgia. Authorities in Pickens County are investigating the crash and have released preliminary information about the nature of the collision.* 

Tree Trimmer Killed in Accident in DeKalb County, Georgia

March 10, 2019

DEKALB COUNTY, GA. – According to a news report published online by wsbtv.com, a tree trimmer was killed in an accident in DeKalb County, Georgia. The details of the accident are unclear, but the trimmer somehow became suspended upside down in a tree, and rescuers could not reach him.*

Bicyclist Hit by Car in Albany, Georgia on March 6, 2019

March 10, 2019

ALBANY, GA. – According to a news story posted online at walb.com, a bicyclist was hit by a car in Albany, Georgia. The bicyclist was injured in the collision and hospitalized. Police have not yet said whether the driver of the car will be charged for the accident, according to the news report.*

Vehicle Accident Reported in Augusta, Georgia on March 7, 2019

March 10, 2019

AUGUSTA, GA. – According to an online news report from wjbf.com, a vehicle accident was reported in Augusta, Georgia. The accident happened on Mike Padgett Highway, and little information about the collision had been reported at the time of the WJBF article’s publishing. Injuries were reported, but it is unclear how seriously people were injured.* 

Vehicle Wreck Closes I-85 North in Braselton, Georgia

March 10, 2019

BRASELTON, GA. – According to an online news report posted by gwinnettdailypost.com, a vehicle wreck caused Interstate 85 to close down on one side in Braselton, Georgia. Sparse information about the accident itself was reported in the news story. The crash resulted in traffic delays into the late evening.*

One Killed, One Injured in Two-Car Crash in Marietta, Georgia

March 10, 2019

MARIETTA, GA. – According to an online news report published by cbs46.com, one person was killed, and another person was injured in a two-car crash in Marietta, Georgia. Police are stilesl investigating the accident, but officers have released identifying information about the victims of the crash.* 

Tractor-Trailer Crash Shuts Down I-75 in Henry County, Georgia

March 09, 2019

HENRY COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story posted by ajc.com, a tractor-trailer crash caused all of one side of Interstate 75 to shut down in Henry County, Georgia. Little information has been released about the accident at this time, and it is not yet clear if anyone sustained injuries in the crash.* 

Two Injured in Multi-Vehicle Wreck in Albany, Georgia

March 09, 2019

ALBANY, GA. – According to an online news story posted by walb.com, two people were injured in a multi-vehicle wreck in Albany, Georgia. One of the injured persons was the driver of one of the vehicles involved, and the other was a pedestrian who became involved due to the trajectory of one of the other vehicles.* 

Two Killed in Multi-Vehicle Wreck in Stockbridge, Georgia

March 09, 2019

STOCKBRIDGE, GA. – According to a news report posted online by mdjonline.com, two people were killed in a multi-vehicle wreck in Stockbridge, Georgia. The accident reportedly began with a stalled vehicle on Interstate 75, according to police officers investigating the accident. The two deceased victims have been identified by officials.* 

Trucker Involved in Injury Crash in Polk County, Texas

March 09, 2019

POLK COUNTY, TX. – According to an online news story reported at ktre.com, a Georgia trucker was involved in an injury-causing vehicle crash in Polk County, Texas. The driver of the other vehicle involved was airlifted away from the scene with injuries. Authorities did not disclose the cause of the accident in the report from KTRE.* 

U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Reaching 30-Year High

March 09, 2019

UNITED STATES – The number of pedestrian deaths due to traffic accidents in the United States is reaching a 30-year high, according to an online news report from nytimes.com. A study from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association indicated that pedestrian road deaths in 2018 were higher than any year since 1990.

Motorcyclist Killed in Four-Vehicle Collision in Lakeland, Florida

March 09, 2019

LAKELAND, FL. – According to an online news story reported by wfla.com, a motorcyclist was killed in a four-vehicle collision that occurred in Lakeland, Florida. The motorcyclist has not been identified, and the events leading to the collision are not entirely settled. The accident is still under investigation by law enforcement.* 

Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Tampa, Florida on March 6, 2019

March 09, 2019

TAMPA, FL. – According to an online news report published at tbreporter.com, a man was killed in a motorcycle collision in Tampa, Florida. The crash happened on Channelside Drive in Tampa, and the man was reportedly thrown from the bike. Identifying information has been released by investigators.* 

Two Women Injured in Head-On Collision in Duke Field, Florida

March 09, 2019

DUKE FIELD, FL. – According to a news story reported online by nwfdailynews.com, two women were injured in a head-on collision that happened in Duke Field, Florida. Both women were driving the cars involved in the crash, and both have been identified by officials. Their injuries were reportedly minor in nature.* 

Authorities Still Investigating Deadly Florida Tesla Collision

March 08, 2019

DAVIE, FL. – According to an online news report posted by metro.co.uk, authorities are still investigating the Tesla collision that occurred last month in Davie, Florida. The collision caused the death of the driver and led to numerous issues for firefighters in putting out a fire in the vehicle’s battery pack.* 

Report: Tesla Semi-Autonomous Features Make Vehicles Less Safe

March 08, 2019

UNITED STATES – According to an online news story reported by rt.com, a new report suggests that the semi-autonomous features in Tesla vehicles make them less safe for drivers. Specifically, the Autosteer feature in Tesla vehicles might make them more prone to vehicle accidents, rather than reducing crashes, as the feature was intended to do.

Lawsuit: E-Cigarettes Defectively Designed, Pose Danger to Consumers

March 08, 2019

FORT WORTH, TX. – A lawsuit filed on behalf of several e-cigarette explosion victims alleges that the devices are defectively designed and pose a danger to consumers, according to an online news report posted at wvrecord.com. The lawsuit pertains to the death of a man in Fort Worth, Texas, from an e-cigarette explosion, among other explosion incidents.

Student Pilot Killed in Plane Crash in Vero Beach, Florida

March 08, 2019

VERO BEACH, FL. – According to an online news report published by cbs12.com, a student pilot was killed in a plane crash that occurred in Indian River County, Florida, near Vero Beach, Florida. The victim has not been identified at this time, and officials have not yet determined how the plane crash occurred.* 

Vision Zero Program Helps to Reduce Pedestrian Accident Deaths

March 08, 2019

Georgia — According to 11Alive.com, pedestrian deaths have risen dramatically in Georgia over the last two years. By contrast, metropolitan areas that have implemented New York City’s Vision Zero have demonstrated a remarkable decrease in pedestrian and bicyclist deaths. Meanwhile, the nation as a whole has observedthat pedestrian and cyclist deaths rose by 3 percent. These statistics show that NYC’s Vision Zero plan is working not only in New York but in the 18 other cities that have implemented the Vision Zero initiative.

Teenager Hit by Train in Brevard County, Florida

March 08, 2019

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news story reported by wftv.com, a teenager was hit by a train in Brevard County, Florida. The teen is reportedly 15 years old and seriously injured from the collision. The details of the accident are not completely clear at this time, and little information has been released by officials.* 

CDC Generating Report on Health Risks of Electric Scooters

March 08, 2019

AUSTIN, TX. – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is generating a report on the health risks of electric scooters, according to a news story reported online by infosurhoy.com. Researchers are studying data from Austin, Texas regarding scooter accidents and injuries to try to form conclusions about the safety of the vehicles.* 

EMS in Dougherty County, GA, Responds to More Than 22,000 Calls in 2018

March 08, 2019

DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA. – Dougherty County Emergency Medical Services in Georgia is reporting that it responded to more than 22,000 emergency calls in 2018, according to a news story published online at albanyherald.com. The service’s annual report to the Dougherty County Commission shows a full year, with response times faster than the national average.* 

Georgia Tech Researchers Studying Potential Autonomous Vehicle Cyberattacks

March 08, 2019

GEORGIA – According to an online news report posted by thenewswheel.com, researchers at Georgia Tech and Multiscale Systems Inc. have been studying the potential for cyberattacks to autonomous vehicles and how those attacks could cause chaos in major cities in the United States. The team will appear at the upcoming American Physical Society meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.* 

Three Injured in U-Turn Crash in Savannah, Georgia

March 07, 2019

SAVANNAH, GA. – According to a news report posted online at wtoc.com, three people were injured in a vehicle crash in Savannah, Georgia. Investigators report that the accident appears to have happened during an attempted U-turn. None of the injured persons has been identified at this time.* 

Tractor-Trailer Crash Leaves Two Dead in Henry County, Georgia

March 07, 2019

HENRY COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report published by 11alive.com, a tractor-trailer crash left two people dead in Henry County, Georgia. The crash ended up involving four vehicles in total, and injuries were reported on top of the fatalities. The cause of the accident has not been confirmed.* 

Tractor-Trailer Overturns in Twiggs County, Georgia

March 06, 2019

TWIGGS COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report posted by wgxa.tv, a tractor-trailer overturned in Twiggs County, Georgia. The collision took place on Interstate 16 and resulted in a fuel spill on the interstate that shut down one side of the roadway. It is unclear if anyone was injured in the accident.* 

Vehicle Crashes into Home in Cherokee County, Georgia

March 05, 2019

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA. – According to a news report posted online at mdjonline.com, a vehicle crashed into a home in Cherokee County, Georgia. No one inside the home was injured, but the driver of the vehicle and a child in the vehicle were taken to a hospital with injuries.*

Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle in Athens, Georgia

March 05, 2019

ATHENS, GA – According to an online news report posted by onlineathens.com, a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in Athens, Georgia. The pedestrian was taken to a nearby hospital, where the extent of her injuries is not known. The driver of the vehicle was reportedly cited for the incident.*

Storm Destroys Mobile Home in Fort Valley, Georgia

March 05, 2019

FORT VALLEY, GA. – According to an online news report from wgxa.tv, a storm that hit Georgia and other parts of the southern United States destroyed a mobile home and injured a woman in Fort Valley, Georgia. The storm produced a large tornado that caused destruction and fatalities in Alabama.*

One Killed, One Injured in Vehicle Crash in Mobile County, Alabama

March 05, 2019

MOBILE COUNTY, AL. – According to a news story posted online at wsfa.com, one person was killed, and another person was injured in a vehicle crash in Mobile County, Alabama. Both were riding in the same vehicle, which collided with another vehicle on Interstate 65. Authorities did not identify a cause for the collision in the WSFA report.*

Tennessee Helicopter Crash Injures Two Alabama Men

March 05, 2019

TULLAHOMA, TN. – According to an online news report posted by al.com, a Tennessee helicopter crash left two men from Alabama seriously injured. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined, but officials have released information about both of the victims.* 

Several Vehicle Accidents Wreak Havoc on Tennessee Interstates

March 05, 2019

TENNESSEE – Several vehicle accidents occurred on the same day and around the same time on two Tennessee interstates, wreaking havoc on drivers the area, according to an online news story posted by timesfreepress.com. They occurred around the rush hour commute on a Friday afternoon. Little information about the accidents has been reported at this time.* 

Workplace Accidents in Georgia: Filing a Hearing Loss Injury Lawsuit

March 05, 2019

Hearing injuries because of workplace accidents are more common than you might think in Georgia. In fact, hearing loss is one of the most common kinds of injuries that can happen in a place of work. If you have been injured and suffered hearing loss as a result of a Georgia workplace accident, you should contact an experienced Georgia attorney as soon as possible. 

Lawsuit Filed After Savannah State Student Killed

March 03, 2019

SAVANNAH- Wjcl.com writes that the parents of a college student, Rebecca Foley havefiled a lawsuit against Colonial Village for having negligent security when the student was killed. Reports indicate that hundreds of calls were made to emergency services from the complex over the three years prior to Foley’s murder.*

School Bus Hits Student in Thomasville, Georgia

March 03, 2019

THOMASVILLE, GA. – According to an online news story from wctv.tv, a school bus hit a student in Thomasville, Georgia. The accident happened in the parking lot of charter school in Thomasville, and the student reportedly went to a local hospital for treatment of injuries.* 

Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on I-285 in DeKalb County, Georgia

March 03, 2019

DEKALB COUNTY, GA. – According to a news story posted online by ajc.com, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 285 in DeKalb County, Georgia. The accident happened near what is known as Spaghetti Junction and caused a traffic backup that affected both DeKalb County and Gwinnett County, Georgia. The victim’s name has not been released at this time.*

Two School Buses Collide in Hampton County, South Carolina

March 03, 2019

HAMPTON COUNTY, SC. – According to a news report published online at wtoc.com, two school buses collided in Hampton County, South Carolina. Little information about the collision has been released at this time, and South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. It is unclear if anyone was injured.* 

Staying Safe on Your Motorcycle in Georgia

March 03, 2019

Motorcyclists understand that there are rules of the road in Georgia, but it’s always advisable to have a refresher on tips to stay safe while riding in the state. You should be sure to take certain steps to stay safe each time you ride.

Understanding Georgia Law Regarding Fetal Wrongful Death Claims

March 02, 2019

GEORGIA – In some states in the United States, families cannot pursue legal actions for the deaths of unborn children. However, Georgia law allows for fetal wrongful death lawsuits and actually has a different way of determining when these claims can be filed, compared to other states that allow fetal wrongful death claims.

Car Crashes Can Lead to Tinnitus Injuries

March 02, 2019

When a person has been involved in a car accident, he or she might experience an array of injuries, one of which can include tinnitus. Tinnitus is a symptom that can be associated with head injuries, like those that can occur during a car crash.*

Delayed Car Accident Injury Symptoms to Take Seriously

March 02, 2019

Not all injuries from car accidents will appear right away. Sometimes, car accident victims who initially felt fine will develop symptoms after days or weeks have passed. Victims might be tempted to brush these off, but all symptoms should be taken seriously and reviewed by a medical professional.

Repairing Your Motorcycle After an Accident

March 02, 2019

After a vehicle accident, you’re likely wondering how you will go about getting your motorcycle repaired. There are some steps you should know about when it comes to motorcycle repair that will help you ensure the process is conducted properly.

Types of Insurance that Cover Motorcycle Damage

March 02, 2019

Damage to your motorcycle can be a stressful thing following an accident. Your motorcycle is not only a form of transportation, but personal important to you. You want to be sure that when an accident occurs, you are able to obtain the right repairs, with minimal financial obligations. 

3M Facing Wave of Lawsuits for Defective Military Ear Plugs

March 02, 2019

TEXAS – According to an online news report from wacotrib.com, 3M is facing a wave of lawsuits alleging that its military ear plugs are defective. Many of these lawsuits have been filed in Texas, and attorneys are trying to gain approval for a consolidation of all of the lawsuits into one court in Texas.* 

Investigation Probes Officer Conduct After Death of Accident Victim in Charleston, SC

March 02, 2019

CHARLESTON, SC. – According to a news story reported online at wsoctv.com, an investigation is probing the conduct of law enforcement officers and emergency responders after a car accident victim died of his injuries in Charleston, South Carolina. The family of the victim alleges that officers and responders delayed life-saving care following the vehicle crash.*

Woman Dies After Hit by Two Vehicles in Greenville, North Carolina

March 02, 2019

GREENVILLE, NC. – According to two news stories posted online at wnct.com and witn.com, a woman died after being hit by two vehicles in Greenville, North Carolina. The news reports both indicate that a third vehicle almost struck the woman, as well. The drivers all reportedly stayed at the scene and have been working with police.* 

Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Vehicle in Lakeland, Florida

March 02, 2019

LAKELAND, FL. – According to a news story posted online at orlandosentinel.com, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in Lakeland, Florida. The victim and the driver of the vehicle have been identified by officials, and the investigation into the accident is still ongoing.* 

Naples Man Killed by Vehicle in Collier County, Florida

March 02, 2019

COLLIER COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news report published by nbc-2.com, a man from Naples, Florida, was killed in a vehicle collision on a road in Collier County, Florida. The accident occurred at an intersection in the county during the overnight hours. The vehicle driver does not currently face any charges, according to NBC 2.* 

Georgia Again Changes Law on Passing School Buses

March 01, 2019

GEORGIA – According to an online news report posted by valdostatoday.com, Georgia has again changed its law regarding passing school buses on roadways in the state. Last year, lawmakers passed a bill that was intended to clarify the law on passing buses, but this ended up causing quite a bit of confusion.* 

Woman Killed in South Fulton, GA, Two-Vehicle Crash

March 01, 2019

SOUTH FULTON, GA. – According to an online news story published by ajc.com, a woman was killed in a South Fulton, Georgia, two-vehicle crash. The crash took place at an intersection in the city that sees a lot of traffic, and one person who lives in the area says the traffic light at the intersection was not operating at the time of the accident.* 

SUV Hits, Kills Pedestrian in Coffee County, Georgia

February 28, 2019

COFFEE COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report posted to walb.com, an SUV hit and killed a pedestrian in Coffee County, Georgia. Officials have released the name of the victim but have not identified the driver of the SUV. Georgia State Patrol is in charge of the accident investigation, which is ongoing.* 

Tractor-Trailer, Trash Truck Collide in Appling County, Georgia

February 28, 2019

APPLING COUNTY, GA. – According to a news story posted online by fox28media.com, a tractor-trailer and a trash truck collided in Appling County, Georgia. A fire reportedly broke out after the impact. The investigation of the crash is ongoing, and the cause of the accident was not reported in the news story.*

Tesla Battery Reignited Multiple Times After Florida Collision

February 28, 2019

DAVIE, FL. – According to an online news story from nothwestgeorgianews.com, a Tesla vehicle’s battery reignited multiple times following a collision in Florida. The incident has people wondering again whether these electric vehicles are less safe than standard gasoline vehicles when it comes to fire potential and ability to put out fires.* 

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