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Blog Archive - May, 2019


370 Articles

Students Taking Proactive Measures to Reduce Distracted Driving

May 31, 2019

According to an online news report at gulfcoastnewstoday.com, the numbers are staggering:  annually, over four hundred thousand individuals are injured and more than three thousand die (mainly young drivers) in accidents associated with distracted driving.  While there are several governmental and nonprofit organization efforts to reduce distracted driving, a new direction has been pursued by young people to combat the growing problem of distracted.*

Water Safety is Critical this Summer

May 30, 2019

TROUP COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at lagrangenews.com, five people drowned in water across the state of Georgia during the Memorial Day weekend, including one man at West Point Lake.  These accidents highlight the need for water safety, which is critical this summer.*

Fatal Plane Crash Occurs on St. Simons Island, Georgia

May 30, 2019

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA – According to an online news report at Jacksonville.com, an eighty year old male pilot from Bluffton, South Carolina is dead when his plane crashed and became engulfed in flames located in a forested area of St. Simons Island, per the Glynn County Police.*

Charges Filed in Alleged Drunk Driving Crash that Tragically Killed Tennessee Teenager

May 29, 2019

KNOXVILLE, TN. – According to a news story posted online by wate.com, charges have been filed in connection with an alleged drunk driving accident that killed a Tennessee teenager. The accident happened in Knoxville, Tennessee, last year, and it resulted in the death of a 15-year-old girl. WATE reports the driver of one of the vehicles is now facing criminal charges.*

U.S. Postal Service Testing Driverless Vehicles for Mail Delivery

May 29, 2019

UNITED STATES – According to an online news report posted at foxnews.com, the U.S. Postal Service is testing the use of driverless vehicles for mail delivery. The test is running for two weeks and will not feature doorstep delivery but will focus on whether self-driving vehicles from a new startup company can manage a long delivery route and save the postal service money.*

Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Vehicle in Johnson City, Tennessee

May 29, 2019

JOHNSON CITY, TN. – According to an online news story reported at wjhl.com, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in Johnson City, Tennessee. The victim has been identified by authorities, and the accident is still under investigation. The news report says the victim walked in front of the vehicle on the roadway.*

Woman Hit, Killed by Vehicle in Raleigh, North Carolina

May 29, 2019

RALEIGH, NC. – According to an online news report posted at witn.com, a woman was hit and killed by a vehicle in Raleigh, North Carolina. Investigators are still reviewing the case but have made the preliminary determination that the woman walked into the path of a passing vehicle as she was trying to cross a Raleigh roadway.*

Georgia Man Killed in Vehicle Accident in Virginia

May 28, 2019

HANOVER, VA. – According to a news story reported online at wric.com, a Georgia man was killed in a vehicle accident that occurred in Hanover, Virginia. Investigators have identified the victim and reported that three other people were also injured in the accident, which happened on Interstate 95.*

Ford Looking into Use of Robots for Package Delivery

May 28, 2019

UNITED STATES – According to an online news report posted at foxnews.com, vehicle manufacturer Ford is looking into the use of robots for package delivery. The company discovered a need for the robots when it found that delivery recipients were not willing to meet autonomous cars outside to fetch their packages.*

Orlando First Responders Train on Response to Self-Driving Shuttle Accidents

May 28, 2019

ORLANDO, FL. – According to an online story posted at firehouse.com, first responders in Orlando, Florida, recently received some training on emergency response to self-driving shuttle accidents. Autonomous shuttles are due to hit the streets of Orlando soon, and officials want firefighters, paramedics, and police to know what to do in the event of emergencies involving these vehicles.*

One Killed, Two Injured in Multi-Vehicle Wreck in Wilmington, NC

May 28, 2019

WILMINGTON, NC. – According to a news report posted online at wect.com, one person was killed and two people were injured in a multi-vehicle wreck that happened in Wilmington, North Carolina. The collision reportedly involved two motorcycles and two passenger vehicles, and it caused Gordon Road in Wilmington to close down.*

E-Cigarette Battery Believed to be Cause of House Fire in Illinois

May 28, 2019

MCHENRY, IL. – According to an online news report posted at nwherald.com, an e-cigarette battery is believed to have been the cause of a house fire in McHenry, Illinois. Fire investigators believe the battery overheated and set fire to a mattress in a residence. The homeowner sustained injuries in the fire, according to the report.*

Autonomous Planes Have Longer Journey to Mainstream Than Cars

May 28, 2019

UNITED STATES – An article posted online at aviationtoday.com discusses the prospect of autonomous planes and the obstacles facing autonomy in the aviation industry. Unpiloted planes have a longer journey to mainstream than driverless cars, as experts and the public seem more wary of computers controlling what happens in the air.*

Fatal Hit and Run Accident Occurs in Boca Raton, Florida

May 27, 2019

BOCA RATON, FL – According to an online news report from bocanewsnow, the Boca Raton Police Department is looking to receive information, including that from witnesses, about a tragic hit and run accident that occurred on the morning of Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Glades and Jog Road.*  

Tesla Autopilot Accidents; Questions Raised in Report Issued by the NHTSA

May 27, 2019

Report from the National Transportation Safety Board Released on Tesla Autopilot Accidents; Questions Raised

According to an online article at forbes.com, a recent National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Report on the March 1st Tesla accident evinces that the Tesla autopilot feather was active when the vehicle collided into and went under a truck that was going across a Florida highway.  This mirrored a crash that occurred in May of 2016 in which a male Tesla driver from Florida was killed.*

Governor of Florida Signs Texting and Driving Bill

May 27, 2019

FLORIDA – According to an online news report at miamiherald.com, the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, signed a bill on Friday, May 17, 2019 making it illegal to text while driving, which is one of the most common causes of accidents in the State of Florida.*

Float Plane Collision Kills Two People in Alaska

May 27, 2019

KETCHIKAN, AK. – According to an online news story reported at dailymail.co.uk, a float plane collision in Ketchikan, Alaska, resulted in the deaths of two people. This is the second float plane collision to occur in the area and the second such collision involving the main regional airline.*

Woman Sues Boeing for Death of Husband in Ethiopian Airplane Crash

May 27, 2019

CHICAGO, IL. – According to a news story reported online at africa.cgtn.com, a woman from France has filed a lawsuit against Boeing related to the death of her husband. The woman’s husband was killed in the crash of a 737 MAX 8 airliner in Ethiopia, which was the second deadly 737 MAX 8 accident to occur in a matter of months.*

Car Carrier Crashes on I-85 in Durham, North Carolina

May 26, 2019

DURHAM, NC. – According to an online news report published at abc11.com, a car carrier crashed on Interstate 85 in Durham, North Carolina. The collision caused at least one car to fall off the vehicle, and the carrier crashed into two other vehicles that were on the roadway. One person sustained injuries, according to the report.*

Florida Boating Accidents Decline 18 Percent in 2018

May 26, 2019

FLORIDA – According to a news report published online at bizjournals.com, boating accidents in Florida declined by 18 percent from the previous year. This information was released recently by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which said that fatalities from boating accidents in the state declined, as well.

U.S. Lawmakers Pushing for School Bus Seat Belt Requirements

May 26, 2019

UNITED STATES – According to a story published online at advertisernewssouth.com, United States lawmakers are pushing for legislation that would require seat belts on all school buses. The legislation campaign was announced close to the one-year anniversary of the death of a young student who lost her life in a school bus crash.*

One Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash in Four Corners, Florida

May 26, 2019

FOUR CORNERS, FL. – According to a news story reported online at dailycommercial.com, one person was killed in a two-vehicle crash that took place in Four Corners, Florida. Troopers with Florida Highway Patrol are still investigating the wreck, but officials have released identifying information about the victim.* 

‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign Reaches Cherokee County, Georgia

May 26, 2019

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA. – According to a news story reported online by patch.com, the nationwide “Click it or Ticket” campaign reached Cherokee County, Georgia, where numerous fatal vehicle crashes occur each year. Safety belts are one of the easiest ways to prevent injuries and fatalities in vehicle accidents, experts say.*

Four Top Causes of Early Morning Commute Accidents

May 25, 2019

Anyone who has to drive to work every day likely understands the frustrations associated with how chaotic the morning commute sometimes can be.  From impatient drivers to distracted commuters, the morning driving scene can be hazardous.  To avoid being in a morning commute accident, it is important to know the causes of these crashes, which are as follows:

Driver Killed in Vehicle Accident in St. Cloud, Florida

May 25, 2019

ST. CLOUD, FL. – According to an online news story reported by positivelyosceola.com, a driver was killed in a vehicle accident in St. Cloud, Florida. The accident reportedly involved only one vehicle, and investigators are still working to determine the cause of the collision and the identity of the victim.*

Pedestrian Fatalities Increasing in State of Georgia

May 24, 2019

GEORGIA – According to an online news report published by ajc.com, pedestrian fatalities are increasing in the state of Georgia. The increase in Georgia is reflective of a trend around the country, as pedestrian deaths are reaching record highs in the United States, according to recent data.*

Seat Belt Laws Focus of Law Enforcement in Bartow County, Georgia

May 24, 2019

BARTOW COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report from patch.com, seat belt laws in the state of Georgia will be the focus of law enforcement officers in Bartow County through Memorial Day. Officers will be out looking for drivers and passengers who are not buckled up as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” initiative.*

Man Involved in Car Wreck with Sheriff’s Deputy Pulls Deputy to Safety

May 23, 2019

EASTMAN, Ga. -- A young motorist involved in a car wreck with a sheriff's deputy from Bleckley County sprung into action in the after the crash and heroically freed the injured deputy from the wreckage. According to 13WMAZ, the sheriff’s deputy suffered a broken leg and severe lacerations in the crash that needed staples to close. The man who freed the peace officer only sustained a few bumps and scratches in the wreck that happened on Cochran Highway at the interchange with Old Dodge High Road and Log Cabin Drive in Eastman. There was no information whether the driver who freed the officer but caused the crash would face any charges. *

The Primary Causes of Trucking Accidents

May 23, 2019

While most truckers are highly trained and responsible drivers, a select few cause serious and sometimes fatal accidents.  According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), some of the main causes of truck accidents are as follows:

What Are the Common Causes of Car Accidents?

May 22, 2019

Car accidents happen across the United States on a daily basis, with some being more serious than others.  The majority of accidents can be prevented if drivers are vigilant about their safety and the safety of others on the roadway.  Unfortunately, car accidents lead to hundreds of thousands of injuries and deaths, the causes of which are as follows:

Drowsy Driving is a Serious Problem in the United States

May 22, 2019

Drowsy driving is a serious problem in the United States. Those who drive while fatigued have a decreased reaction time, much like a driver who is impaired on drugs or alcohol. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are approximately 100,000 fatigue-related accidents that occur each year, leading to over 1,500 deaths and 71,000 injuries.

Bicyclist Fatally Hit by Two Trucks in Jacksonville, Florida

May 22, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, FL. – According to an online news report posted at news4jax.com, a bicyclist was fatally hit by two pickup trucks on a roadway in Jacksonville, Florida. Troopers with Florida Highway Patrol say that the first driver who hit the cyclist did not stay at the scene, and they are still looking for this person.*

Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on U.S. 19 in Palmetto, Florida

May 21, 2019

PALMETTO, FL. – According to an online news report published at bradenton.com, a motorcyclist was killed in a crash on U.S. Highway 19 in Palmetto, Florida. Investigators believe after preliminary review that the motorcyclist lost control on the roadway and crashed. No other vehicles appear to have been involved.*

Three Killed in Vehicle Crash in Franklin County, Kansas

May 20, 2019

FRANKLIN COUNTY, KS. – According to an online news report posted by fox4kc.com, three people were killed in a vehicle crash that occurred in Franklin County, Kansas. The crash appears to have been preceded by a driver losing control after overcorrecting. The victims have not yet been identified.*

Vehicle Crash in Davie, Florida, Results in One Fatality

May 20, 2019

DAVIE, FL. – According to an online news report posted at sun-sentinel.com, a vehicle crash that occurred in Davie, Florida, resulted in a fatality. In addition, according to the report, one person was seriously injured in the wreck. Both of the victims were reportedly thrown from their vehicle during the collision.*  

Mother, Daughter Killed in Vehicle Crash in Germantown, Tennessee

May 20, 2019

GERMANTOWN, TN. – According to a news report published online at wreg.com, a mother and daughter were killed in a vehicle crash that occurred in Germantown, Tennessee. One other person was seriously injured in the wreck, according to the news article. Investigators have reported little information about the circumstances surrounding the crash.*

School Bus Involved in Collision in Polk County, North Carolina

May 20, 2019

POLK COUNTY, NC. – According to a news story reported online by wjhl.com, a school bus was involved in a vehicle collision in Polk County, North Carolina. The extent of any injuries is not clear at this time, but the superintendent of Polk County Schools is taking the opportunity to remind drivers to be mindful of students while they’re on the roads.*

Alabama Legislature Considering Hands-Free Law

May 18, 2019

ALABAMA – According to an online news report from wbrc.com, the Alabama Legislature is considering bringing a Hands-Free bill to vote. The bill, if passed, would ban the use of handheld cell phone use while driving in the state of Alabama. The bill is set for a possible vote in the Alabama House.*

Students in Lee County, Georgia, Learn About Vehicle Safety

May 18, 2019

LEE COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story reported by wfxl.com, high school students in Lee County, Georgia, recently received a lesson in vehicle safety. Officials with the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety visited the students to teach them about the dangers of drunk driving and of not wearing a seat belt.*

Tractor-Trailer Runs Off Road, Overturns in East Ridge, Tennessee

May 18, 2019

EAST RIDGE, TN. – According to a news report posted online at newschannel9.com, a tractor-trailer ran off the road and overturned in East Ridge, Tennessee. Authorities say that the tractor-trailer collided with another vehicle on Interstate 75, then veered off the road and turned over in the ditch on the side of the roadway.*

Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in Vehicle Wreck in Macon, Georgia

May 18, 2019

MACON, GA. – According to an online news report posted at wgxa.tv, a man has died from the injuries he sustained in a vehicle wreck that occurred earlier in May in Macon, Georgia. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the case, and it is not known whether charges will be filed in connection with the accident.* 

Family of Man Killed in Florida Drunk Driving Crash Suing Tiger Woods

May 18, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, FL. – According to an online news report posted at fox13news.com, the family members of a man who was killed in a Florida drunk driving crash last year are suing professional golfer Tiger Woods. The suit alleges that Woods and his girlfriend, who is also a named defendant, are responsible for the man’s over-service of alcohol and subsequent fatal crash.*

Fatal Car Accidents in Georgia Down 7 Percent from 2018

May 16, 2019

GEORGIA – According to an online news report published by 13wmaz.com, fatal car accidents in the state of Georgia are down 7 percent from this time in 2018. The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety credits a new law and active measures in the state aimed at reducing unsafe driving.*

Vehicle Runs into Trooper in Boynton Beach, Florida

May 16, 2019

BOYNTON BEACH, FL. – According to a news story reported online at wptv.com, a vehicle ran into a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper in Boynton Beach, Florida. The Trooper was responding to an accident in the area and was injured when the vehicle driver lost control and struck him, according to the report.*

Hit-and-Run Victim Dies of Injuries in Pinellas County, Florida

May 16, 2019

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news report from tbreporter.com, a hit-and-run victim has died from his injuries in Pinellas County, Florida. The man was struck by a vehicle in April and had been in treatment at a local hospital since the accident. The driver involved fled from the scene after the collision.*

Injury Accident Shuts Down 17th Street in Sarasota, Florida

May 14, 2019

SARASOTA, FL. – According to an online news story reported at mysuncoast.com, an injury accident caused part of 17th Street to shut down in Sarasota, Florida. WWSB reports that one person was trapped in a vehicle following the collision, and authorities are still in the process of investigating the crash.*

Woman Hit, Killed by Vehicle in Aiken County, South Carolina

May 14, 2019

AIKEN COUNTY, SC. – According to an online news report posted at wach.com, a woman was hit and killed by a vehicle in Aiken County, South Carolina. The news report indicates that the woman, who has not yet been identified by officials, was walking in the middle of a roadway at the time of the collision.*

Driver Killed in U-Turn Collision in Manatee County, Florida

May 13, 2019

MANATEE COUNTY, FL. – According to a news report published online at bradenton.com, a driver was killed in a U-turn collision in Manatee County, Florida. The driver, who has not yet been identified, was reportedly attempting to turn around on a roadway and traveled into the path of a tractor-trailer.*

Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash in York County, South Carolina

May 13, 2019

YORK COUNTY, SC. – According to an online news story reported at goupstate.com, a woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in York County, South Carolina. The victim has been identified, according to the news report, but authorities have not released any information about the vehicle involved or the suspected driver.*

Tampa Bay Defensive Lineman Injured in Florida Car Accident

May 11, 2019

BROWARD COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news report published by foxnews.com, a defensive lineman with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was injured in a car accident during the week of April 29 in Broward County, Florida. The news report says the player suffered a fractured neck and might be out for the duration of the upcoming football season.*

10 Vehicles Crash on I-85 in Davidson County, North Carolina

May 10, 2019

DAVIDSON COUNTY, NC. – According to a news report posted online at salisburypost.com, 10 vehicles crashed on Interstate 85 in Davidson County, North Carolina. Investigators say the 10 vehicles were involved in three separate crashes, each resulting in a chain-reaction of collisions. Two people were injured.*

Cooking Oil Spills onto Roadway After Truck Crash in Sarasota, Florida

May 09, 2019

SARASOTA, FL. – According to an online news report published by mysuncoast.com, cooking oil spilled onto a roadway following a truck collision in Sarasota, Florida. It is not yet clear how the accident took place, but the roadway was closed for several hours while crews worked to clean up the mess. It is not clear if anyone was injured.*

Pedestrian Killed in Vehicle Collision in Crisp County, Georgia

May 09, 2019

CRISP COUNTY, GA. – According to a news report posted online at wgxa.tv, a pedestrian was killed in a vehicle collision in Crisp County, Georgia. It appears the pedestrian was trying to walk across a highway. Authorities’ investigation into the accident is ongoing, and it is not yet clear if the driver of the vehicle will face charges in connection with the collision.*

Vehicle Wreck Leads to Backup on I-85 in Atlanta, Georgia

May 09, 2019

ATLANTA, GA. – According to an online news report posted at 11alive.com, a vehicle wreck led to a traffic backup on Interstate 85 in Atlanta, Georgia. The wreck took place during the morning rush hour, causing significant traffic delays on the interstate and around the Atlanta metro. Little information has been released regarding the accident.*

Two People Killed in Vehicle Accident in Moore Haven, Florida

May 08, 2019

MOORE HAVEN, FL. – According to a news story reported online at swflorida.blogspot.com, two people were killed in a vehicle accident that took place in Moore Haven, Florida. Troopers with Florida Highway Patrol are handling the investigation, and they believe the accident was due to a driver running a red light.*

Woman Killed in Head-On Car Crash in Ave Maria, Florida

May 08, 2019

AVE MARIA, FL. – According to a news report published online at naplesnews.com, a woman was killed in a head-on car crash near Ave Maria, Florida. Two other people were injured in the crash, according to the news report, and Florida Highway Patrol is still in the process of investigating the circumstances of the accident.*

Man Killed in Powerline Incident in Jackson County, Florida

May 08, 2019

JACKSON COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news story posted at wtxl.com, a man was killed in an incident with a power line in Jackson County, Florida. The man was reportedly having a load of dirt delivered to his home, and the dump truck hit a powerline that subsequently fell onto the homeowner. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.*

Doctors: Warmer Weather Means More Children Injured by Vehicles

May 08, 2019

UNITED STATES – According to an online news report from williamsoncourse.com, doctors are anticipating more children coming into hospitals with injuries from vehicle collision now that the weather is turning warmer. A significant number of children are struck by vehicles every year in the U.S., and the number ticks up during spring and summer.*

Two Killed in Wrong-Way Crash in Cape Coral, Florida

May 06, 2019

CAPE CORAL, FL. – According to an online news report posted at news-press.com, two people were killed in a wrong-way vehicle crash in Cape Coral, Florida. News-Press reports that investigating officers found one of the drivers was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the crash.*

Man Killed While Walking Across Interstate in Charlotte, North Carolina

May 06, 2019

CHARLOTTE, NC. – According to an online news report from wsoctv.com, a man was killed while walking across an interstate in Charlotte, North Carolina. The news report indicates that the man, who has not been identified, was from out of town and was trying to ask for directions from someone who was working on the other side of the interstate.*

CDC Issues a Warning: Scooter-Related Accidents Are on the Rise

May 06, 2019

CDC Issues Warning Stating That Scooter-Related Accidents Are on the Rise, Resulting in Preventable Injuries

UNITED STATES – As reported online by www.wrcbtv.com, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) underwent a study that concluded scooter-related injuries have increased substantially, raising safety concerns.*

Man Struck, Killed by Vehicle in Norcross, Georgia

May 05, 2019

NORCROSS, GA. – According to an online news story reported at patch.com, a man was struck and killed by a vehicle in Norcross, Georgia. The collision occurred on Interstate 85 and appears to have been preceded by an accident between two vehicles, after which the victim was standing outside of his car on the roadway.*

Three-Vehicle Accident Results in Death of Woman in Liberty County, Georgia

May 05, 2019

LIBERTY COUNTY, GA. – According to a news report posted online at wgxa.tv, a three-vehicle accident resulted in the death of a woman in Liberty County, Georgia. Six other people were injured in the wreck, including four children. The accident initially involved two vehicles and ended up involving a third because of the path of one of the vehicles after impact.*

Officials in Morgan County, Georgia, Differ with DOT on Intersection Solutions

May 05, 2019

MORGAN COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report posted at morgancountycitizen.com, officials in Morgan County, Georgia, have been differing with the Georgia Department of Transportation over solutions to a specific intersection in the county. County officials would like to see a traffic light installed, while the Georgia DOT says a modified intersection is more appropriate.*

Man Hit by Vehicle on I-75 in Crisp County, Georgia

May 05, 2019

CRISP COUNTY, GA. – According to a news story reported online at cordeledispatch.com, a man was hit by a vehicle on Interstate 75 in Crisp County, Georgia. The man had reportedly been involved in a two-vehicle collision and was hit by a third vehicle when he got out of his car. He sustained serious injuries.*

One Person Killed in Vehicle Collision in Cartersville, Georgia

May 05, 2019

CARTERSVILLE, GA. – According to a news story published online at cbs46.com, one person was killed in a vehicle collision in Cartersville, Georgia. One other person was injured in the crash, according to the report. Neither of the victims has yet been identified, and the accident is still under investigation.*

Georgia Officials Emphasize Dangers of Drowsy Driving

May 05, 2019

GEORGIA – According to an online news report published at 13wmaz.com,Georgia officials are emphasizing the dangers of drowsy driving. Recent studies have shown that drowsy driving can present just as much danger on the road as drunk driving, and officials want drivers to understand the risks.*  

City Modifies Stop Signs After Georgia Woman Crashes into Home

May 04, 2019

AUBURN, ME. – According to an online news story reported at wmtw.com, a city has made some modifications to the stop signs at an intersection after a woman from Georgia lost control in the intersection and crashed into a person’s home. The accident took place earlier this year, and the homeowner says the modifications are still not enough to prevent future accidents.*

Georgia DOT Urges Caution as Construction Season Ramps Up

May 04, 2019

GEORGIA – According to a report posted online at constructionequipmentguide.com, the Georgia Department of Transportation is urging drivers to use caution as construction season ramps up in the state. The warmer weather means that road projects will be much more prevalent, and drivers need to do their part to keep workers and other motorists safe.*

Troopers Investigating Injury Accident on I-10 in Tallahassee, Florida

May 04, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, FL. – According to a news report published online at wtxl.com, Florida Highway Patrol Troopers are investigating a vehicle accident with injuries that occurred on Interstate 10 in Tallahassee, Florida. Authorities have released little information about the accident at this time, and it is not clear how seriously the victims were injured. No one has been identified.*

Rear-End Collision Kills Man on Trike Near Daphne, Alabama

May 04, 2019

DAPHNE, AL. – According to a news story reported online at fox10tv.com, a rear-end collision killed a man riding a trike near Daphne, Alabama. Police say that driver who ran into the back of the trike was impaired at the time, and she was arrested on criminal charges in connection with the fatal accident.*

One Person Killed, Two Injured in Vehicle Crash in Florida Keys

May 04, 2019

FLORIDA KEYS – According to a news story reported online at miamiherald.com, one person was killed and two others were injured in a vehicle crash in the Florida Keys. The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 1 and involved three vehicles. Officials investigating the collision have released identifying information about the victim.*

Florida Senate Passes Bill for Municipal E-Scooter Regulation

May 04, 2019

FLORIDA – According to an online news report posted at thedestinlog.com, the Florida Senate passed a bill for regulation of e-scooters at the municipal level. The bill would allow city governments to place regulations on the vehicles in the same manner as bicycles. E-scooters would be able to travel on the roadways inside of bike lanes, if the bill becomes law.*

Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash in Cape Coral, Florida

May 04, 2019

CAPE CORAL, FL. – According to an online news report posted at fox4now.com, a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Cape Coral, Florida. The victim has not been identified, and authorities have not released information about the suspected driver involved in the accident. Investigation is ongoing.*

Vehicle Accident Blocks Turnpike in Vero Beach, Florida

May 04, 2019

VERO BEACH, FL. – According to an online news report published by cbs12.com, a vehicle accident blocked the Florida Turnpike in Vero Beach, Florida. At the time of the CBS 12 report’s publishing, authorities had released little information about the circumstances of the crash or whether anyone was injured in the accident.*  

3M Military Earplug Cases Consolidated into MDL in Florida

May 04, 2019

FLORIDA – According to an online report posted at citizentruth.org, several hundred cases against the company 3M involving military earplugs have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Florida. The cases allege that 3M knowingly sold earplugs to the United States military that were defective and caused service members to sustain hearing loss and tinnitus. Montlick & Associates, named “Most Patriotic Business of 2011” by the Association of the U.S. Army is investigating potential legal claims involving 3M’s dual-ended Combat Arms earplugs (dual-ended combat arms earplugs, version 2, caev2) causing hearing loss, tinnitus, ringing in the ear, and permanent deafness.*

Man Repairing Vehicle Hit, Killed on I-22 in Hamilton, Alabama

May 03, 2019

HAMILTON, AL. – According to a news story reported online at wtva.com, a man repairing a vehicle on Interstate 22 was struck and killed by another vehicle in Hamilton, Alabama. Authorities say that the driver who hit the man left the scene of the collision but was later located by an Alabama State Trooper.*

Understanding Dram Shop/Host Liability in Georgia

May 03, 2019

In the state of Georgia, when people are injured or killed in vehicle accidents involving alcohol, victims or their families sometimes have the option of filing lawsuits against the establishment or person who supplied alcohol to the intoxicated driver. These lawsuits are known as “dram shop” lawsuits, and are specifically a product of statute.

Man Killed in Three-Vehicle Crash in Jacksonville, Florida

May 03, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, FL. – According to news reports posted online at actionnewsjax.com and news4jax.com, a man was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Jacksonville, Florida. Troopers with Florida Highway Patrol are investigating to determine why the accident took place. Investigators have identified the victim.* 

South Carolina Legislators Looking into Ridesharing Laws After Student Death

May 03, 2019

SOUTH CAROLINA – According to a story published online at postandcourier.com, some legislators in South Carolina are looking into the possibility of new laws pertaining to ridesharing companies, after a student was killed last month. The student got into a vehicle that she believed was her Uber ride, and investigators believe she was murdered by the driver.* 

Distracted Driving Crackdown Conducted by the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office

May 03, 2019

Two Day Distracted Driving Crackdown Conducted by the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Resulting in Eighty Nine Warnings or Citations

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at northwestgeorgianews.com, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office just finished a two day crackdown on distracted driving on Thursday, April 25, 2019, resulting in sixty one citations and twenty eight warnings.*

Man Dies in Industrial Accident in Caswell County, North Carolina

May 03, 2019

CASWELL COUNTY, NC. – According to a news report posted online at myfox8.com, a man died in an industrial accident in Caswell County, North Carolina. Little information about the cause of the accident or the nature of the accident has yet been released by officials investigating the case, but the victim has been identified.* 

Pedestrian Struck in Traffic on I-85 in Charlotte, North Carolina

May 03, 2019

CHARLOTTE, NC. – According to an online news story reported at patch.com, a pedestrian was struck and killed in traffic on Interstate 85 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Little information about the incident was included in the Patch report, which says the pedestrian was attempting to cross the interstate at the time of the collision.* 

DOT Looking to Improve Intersection in Horry County, South Carolina

May 03, 2019

HORRY COUNTY, SC. – According to an online news story reported at wbtw.com, the South Carolina Department of Transportation is looking to improve a certain intersection that is known for accidents in Horry County, South Carolina. The intersection, which is located in the northern part of the county, has been referred to as a dangerous crossing.* 

Man Killed in Run-Off-The-Road Accident in Columbia County, Georgia

May 01, 2019

COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report posted at wrdw.com, a man was killed in a run-off-the-road accident in Columbia County, Georgia. It does not appear that any other vehicles were involved in the collision. One other person riding in the vehicle was injured and hospitalized, according to the news report.* 

18-Year-Old Girl Killed in Crash with Cement Truck in Jones County, Georgia

May 01, 2019

JONES COUNTY, GA. – According to a news report published online at 13wmaz.com, an 18-year-old girl was tragically killed in a vehicle crash in Jones County, Georgia. The victim’s vehicle reportedly collided with a cement truck. The Jones County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case, and deputies have not yet made a determination about the cause of the crash.* 

Woman Killed in Vehicle Accident on I-85 in Georgia

May 01, 2019

GEORGIA – According to a news report posted at times-herald.com, a woman was killed in a vehicle accident that occurred on Interstate 65 in Georgia. It appears the accident began with a rear-end collision, and the victim was a passenger in one of the vehicles. At least one other person was injured in the crash, according to the news report.* 

Woman Hospitalized After Multi-Vehicle Accident in Albany, Georgia

May 01, 2019

ALBANY, GA. – According to an online news report posted at walb.com, a woman remains hospitalized after a multi-vehicle accident in Albany, Georgia. Little information about the wreck has been released by authorities at this time, and the woman has not been identified. One other person was taken to a hospital and has since been released from treatment, according to the report.*

Pedestrian Killed in Collision with Vehicle in Santa Rosa County, Florida

May 01, 2019

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news story reported at srpressgazette.com, a pedestrian was killed in a collision with a vehicle in Santa Rosa County, Florida. Investigators have released identifying information about the victim, and it is not clear at this time whether any charges will be filed against the driver of the vehicle.* 

Rollover Crash Results in Two Airlifted in Martin County, Florida

May 01, 2019

MARTIN COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news story reported at tcpalm.com, a rollover vehicle crash resulted in two people being airlifted from the scene in Martin County, Florida. One of the victims who was airlifted from the scene was a child. It appears the accident involved only one vehicle and was caused by a tire blowout.*

Three-Vehicle Accident Leaves Two Dead in Pensacola, Florida

May 01, 2019

PENSACOLA, FL. – According to an online news story posted at nwfdailynews.com, a three-vehicle accident in Pensacola, Florida, left two people dead. Several others were injured in the wreck, according to the report. Authorities investigating the accident believe that it was caused by a driver running a red light at an intersection.*

Pickup, Dump Truck Collide in Wilson County, Tennessee

May 01, 2019

WILSON COUNTY, TN. – According to a news story reported online at lebanondemocrat.com, a pickup and a dump truck were involved in a collision in Wilson County, Tennessee. Officials responding to the scene indicated that two people were injured in the wreck and taken to a local hospital for treatment.*

Man in Wheelchair Hit by Vehicle in Union City, Tennessee

May 01, 2019

UNION CITY, TN. – According to a news story reported online by kfvs12.com, a man in a wheelchair reported to police that he was hit by a vehicle in a store parking lot in Union City, Tennessee. Some discrepancies exist between the information given to police by the man and information shown on footage obtained from the store.*

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