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Blog Archive - June, 2019


355 Articles

Illinois is Twenty Second State to Allow for School Bus Light System

June 29, 2019

TOLEDO, OH — According to an online news report at stonline.com, Illinois is the 22nd state to allow for a school bus lighting system.  The lighting system is manufactured by the company “Gardian Angel®,” which is now celebrating the fact that Illinois has implemented this safety system that protects school children from harm by those who illegally pass school bus stops (known as stop arm violations) and cause accidents.*

The Top 3 Things You Should Have in Your Emergency Home Kit

June 29, 2019

According to an online article at kiplinger.com, the hurricane season for the Atlantic started on June 1, 2019.  Forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predict a repeat of last year’s Hurricane Season.  This means that there is the potential for there to be nine to fifteen hurricanes between and between two and four storms to be a Category 3 or greater.*

A Man is Dead Following a Scooter Accident that Happened on Mission Beach Boardwalk

June 28, 2019

SAN DIEGO, CA – According to an online news report at nbcsandiego.com, a man died after being taken to an area hospital following a dockless scooter accident that occurred on Mission Beach Boardwalk over the past weekend. The City of San Diego has already taken measures to regulate dockless scooters, which includes setting an eight mph speed limit in high pedestrian traffic areas such as Mission Beach Boardwalk.*

Pedestrian Injured in Fayetteville Accident

June 28, 2019

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – According to online news articles at cbs17.com and  abc11.com, a pedestrian became critically injured after being struck by a vehicle earlier this week in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The accident caused a road closure for a significant period of time as the accident was investigated.*

Woman Hit and Killed by Jacksonville Transportation Authority Bus

June 27, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, FL – According to an online news report at actionnewsjax.com,a woman was struck and killed by a Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) bus in Mayport was a mother that many people knew in the community.  According to local police, officers state that a JTA bus ran the woman over on Ocean Street close to Pearl Street over the weekend.*

Structure Fire Sends Firefighter, Resident to Hospital with Injuries on Alabama-Florida Line

June 25, 2019

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. — Over 75 firefighters from Escambia County and neighboring communities flocked to a condominium complex in Escambia County to combat a massive fire. The Insurance Journal reported that the fire happened overnight on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Fire officials did not indicate the suspected cause of the condo fire, which is a short distance from Perdido Key Beach. A resident of the condo complex sustained an injury in the blaze as well as a firefighter. Media outlets did not provide updated information on the medical status of the injured resident and firefighter. Fire officials are looking to find the reason why the fire started.*

Strong Winds Blow Skydivers Away from Drop Zone, Injuring One

June 25, 2019

DELAND, Fla. —Skydivers missed their drop zone and scattered all over a Florida town after high winds pushed them away from their designated landing spot. Fox 35 Orlando reported that one of the skydivers suffered injuries after missing the drop zone. The injured skydiver crashed into a stand of trees and then fell several feet to the ground below. Estimates say that skydiver fell as far as 50 feet from the trees back to the earth. The skydivers involved in the incident that happened in DeLand, Florida are members of a skydiving team and were not novice skydivers. *

Two Children Injured in a Bike Accident in Sarasota, Florida

June 25, 2019

SARASOTA, Fla. — Two very young children sustained non-life-threatening injuries in a freak bicycle accident in Sarasota, Florida. According to a report appearing on mysuncoast.com, the children, estimated to be approximately toddler age, were riding in a small trailer towed by their father behind their father’s bicycle. The initial reports concerning the accident suggest that the bike struck a curb along a sidewalk. The impact flipped the trailer over and ejected the small children. A medical helicopter rushed the children to the nearest children’s trauma center for treatment of their injuries. The children are thankfully expected to survive the wounds they sustained in the event. *

Head-On Collision Kills Two, Closes I-95 for Six Hours Near Jacksonville

June 25, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Two cars exploded into flames after colliding head-on on Interstate 95 near the Old St. Augustine exit in the southbound lanes of travel. WOKV.com reported that both drivers involved in the crash died instantly when the vehicles burst into flames after colliding head-on. At least one of the autos overturned in the collision. The horrific crashed forced troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol to close Interstate 95 southbound entirely for at least six hours. Two of the southbound lanes remained closed for about eleven hours after the accident so crews could repair the road surface and clear debris. Florida Highway Patrol officers continue to investigate the incident. *

One Person Critically Injured in Wrong-Way Wreck on I-565 in Near Huntsville, Alabama

June 25, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — One person drove in the wrong direction on Interstate 565 and caused a pre-dawn crash with a big-rig according to WHNT.com. The driver of the sedan heading against traffic on the wrong side of the road sustained life-threatening injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer truck went to the hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries. The crash forced Alabama State Police to close the interstate to traffic for several hours while they attempted to rescue the wounded, cleared the roadway of debris, and performed their investigation. Huntsville Police also responded to the scene. Authorities said they focused their investigation on whether the wrong-way driver was impaired at the time of the crash. Authorities have not issued criminal charges at this juncture. *

Physician Sues Six-Flags Great Adventure for Injuries on “World’s Fastest Roller Coaster”

June 25, 2019

CAMDEN, N.J. — A physician claims he suffered serious, permanent injuries to his spine while riding the extreme roller coaster dubbed “Kingda Ka” in a lawsuit filed in a New Jersey Superior Court that was removed to federal court in Camden upon the motion by Six-Flags according to courierpostonline.com. Six-Flags boasts that Kingda Ka is the fastest roller coaster in the world. App.com said the roller coaster travels from a dead stop to 128 miles per hour in less than four seconds, and the ride lasts just under one minute. However, the six-foot, two-inch-tall physician claimed that he suffered injuries because of Six-Flags' failure to warn riders about the possibility that the roller coaster'[s seats and safety systems might inflict injuries upon taller riders. *

Four People Hospitalized After Multi-Vehicle Crash in Charlotte, North Carolina

June 25, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three vehicles collided on Park Road in Charlotte, North Carolina. The wreck sent four people to the hospital with severe injuries according to a report filed by WBTV. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police launched an investigation into the crash, which shut down the road for over an hour. Charlotte fire and medics assisted the wounded at the scene. Medics transported four individuals to local hospitals. Medics said that three people sustained very serious injuries and the fourth person sustained injuries described as non-life threatening. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police did not provide a cause of the crash to the media at this time, and the incident remains under investigation. *

Head-on Collision Injures Six on Billy Graham Parkway in Charlotte, North Carolina

June 25, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One person sustained life-threatening injuries, and five other people were seriously hurt when a vehicle crossed the center median on Billy Graham Parkway in Charlotte and slammed head-on into vehicles traveling in the opposite direction. According to a report authored by WCNC, the head-on collision occurred right around 8:00 p.m. on Billy Graham Parkway between South Tryon Street and West Tyvola Road. The person operating the vehicle that crossed the center median was the person who sustained the life-threatening injuries. There was no additional information from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police concerning the cause of the accident, and there was no update on the medical condition of those injured in the multi-car wreck. *

Over $500,000 in Fines Levied Against Kumho Tire for Employment Safety Violations

June 25, 2019

MACON, Ga. — Federal regulators hit Korean tire company Kumho Tire Co, Inc. with just over $500,000.00 in fines based on a variety of serious safety violations that occurred in the company’s manufacturing plant located in south Bibb County. A report from 13WMAZ indicated that the international tire company received 22 safety violations for infractions ranging from falls to amputations from investigators with the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration, better known as OSHA. A person speaking on behalf of Kumho Tire about the infractions cited by OSHA said that the company would work with the agency to arrive at a reasonable resolution of the dispute. *

Insurance Companies Might Try to Trick You After an Accident

June 25, 2019

Getting into a car accident, even a minor one, is unnerving and upsetting.  Most people desire to do the right thing, but when suffering pain and discomfort due to injuries in a car accident, mistakes are made. One of the biggest mistakes accident victims make is calling the other driver’s insurance company right after a crash.

Multi-Vehicle Wreck Reported on I-75 in Bibb County, Georgia

June 22, 2019

BIBB COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report posted at wgxa.tv, a multi-vehicle wreck was reported to have occurred on Interstate 75 in Bibb County, Georgia. Limited information about the accident was included in the news report, and it is not clear whether anyone sustained injuries in the wreck.*

Rollover Accident Reported on 14th Street in Columbus, Georgia

June 22, 2019

COLUMBUS, GA. – According to a news report posted online at wtvm.com, a rollover accident was reported on 14th Street in Columbus, Georgia. Police officers say that one vehicle flipped onto its roof, and two people in the vehicle ran away from the scene after the accident occurred, according to the report.*

Deadly Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accident Reported on Race Track Road in St. Johns County, Florida

June 22, 2019

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL. – According to a news report posted online at firstcoastnews.com, a deadly hit-and-run bicycle accident was reported on Race Track Road in St. Johns County, Florida. The accident resulted in the tragic fatalities of two bicyclists, and sheriff’s officers have issued a warrant for the arrest of a suspect, according to the news report.* 

Motorcycle Accidents Happening More Often in North Carolina

June 22, 2019

NORTH CAROLINA – According to a news report published online at cbs17.com, motorcycle accidents have been happening more often in North Carolina. Data from the North Carolina Department of Transportation show that the number of fatal motorcycle collisions was more than 20 percent higher in 2018 compared to 2017.*

Leading Causes of Large Truck Accidents in Georgia

June 20, 2019

Large truck accidents are not uncommon in the state of Georgia, and these accidents can have devastating effects on the people involved. Although most tractor-trailer drivers are safe and law-abiding, many large truck accidents are caused by negligence on the part of drivers and trucking companies.

What You Need to Know About Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage in Georgia

June 20, 2019

Car accidents can be extremely stressful events, particularly when you are suffering from injuries after the accident. The stress continues when you start to receive medical bills for your care and see your income stop while you’re recovering. Typically, the at-fault driver’s insurance will cover your financial losses. But what happens if you are involved in an accident with an uninsured/underinsured motorist in Georgia?

NHTSA: U.S. Pedestrian, Bicyclist Fatalities Increased in 2018

June 20, 2019

UNITED STATES – According to a news story reported online at devdiscourse.com, a new report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities increased in 2018 in the United States. Traffic fatalities overall decreased slightly, while these two types of fatal accidents rose.

Pedestrian Accident on Hatch Street in Burlington, North Carolina

June 20, 2019

BURLINGTON, NC. – According to an online news report posted at thetimesnews.com, a pedestrian accident that occurred on Hatch Street in Burlington, North Carolina, has police looking for a missing suspect. The suspect is accused of fatally hitting a pedestrian, then crashing into another vehicle and disappearing before officers could speak to him.*

Multi-Vehicle Accident Occurs on I-75 in Tampa, Florida

June 19, 2019

TAMPA, FL. – According to a news report published online at fox13news.com, a multi-vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 75 in Tampa, Florida. It is not clear at this time if any injuries were sustained, but the collision caused several lanes of the interstate to close down, leading to a heavy traffic backup in the area.*

Autonomous Vehicles to Start Testing in Florida

June 19, 2019

FLORIDA – According to a news report posted online at southfloridareporter.com, autonomous vehicles are going to start testing on roads in the state of Florida. Florida Gov. Ran DeSantis signed into a law a bill that removes a lot of the impediments that previously prevented many self-driving car developers from testing in the state.*

Electric Cars are Prone to Catching Fire Following a Crash

June 18, 2019

According to an online article at readingeagle.com, when a Tesla Model S collided with a tree and caught fire outside of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, emergency personnel engaged in a struggle to put out the flames because the car continued to reignite several times. Accounts of electric vehicles catching on fire have arisen in Florida, California and globally, specifically in Austria, Belgium and China.*

Risk of Battery Fire in Audi’s First Electric Vehicle Prompts Recall in the United States

June 18, 2019

According to an online news report at theverge.com, Audi has voluntarily recalled the E-Tron, the manufacturer’s first completely electric vehicle given the risk of battery fires.  The German company has indicated that the recall covers about 540 E-Trons across the nation, which represents half of what Audi sold since the car was launched in April of 2019.*

Lithium Ion Battery Fires Spark Concerns

June 18, 2019

According to an online news report at the-japan-news.com, lithium ion batteries located in cellphones and other electronic devices have caught on fire and resulted in significant smoke at waste processing plants in Japan one hundred twenty eight times last year.  This startling statistic is four times the level that occurred five years prior.*

Numerous Scooter Accidents Reported in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

June 17, 2019

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. – According to a news report posted online at sun-sentinel.com, numerous scooter accidents have been reported in the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Many of these accidents have occurred in busy areas of the city, and officials are still trying to figure out the best way to regulate the vehicles.*

Pedestrian Accidents at the intersection of Cape Fear Boulevard and Lake Park Boulevard

June 15, 2019

North Carolina Department of Transportation has not approved modification of traffic signals at a busy intersection of the town of Carolina Beach

CAROLINA BEACH, NC — According to an online news report at portcitydaily.com, the North Carolina Department Transportation (NCDOT) has not given the green light to the Town of Carolina Beach to modify traffic signal patterns at a busy intersection located within the municipality.  However, it is willing to implement certain modifications to enhance traffic safety.  This is following the recent death of a one year old who was going across the roadway with her grandmother at the intersection of Cape Fear Boulevard and Lake Park Boulevard.*

California Family Files a Product Liability Case Against Tesla

June 15, 2019

California Family Files Lawsuit Against Tesla after Two Year old Crashes a Tesla Model X into his Pregnant Mother

CALIFORNIA – According to an online news report at foxnews.com, a family from California has filed a lawsuit against Tesla after a pregnant mother was accidentally struck by a Tesla Model X driven by her two year old son.*

Fatal Accident on Blue Angel Parkway at Mobile Highway in Pensacola, Florida

June 14, 2019

PENSACOLA, FL –A person has died after a two vehicle wreck, per the Florida Highway Patrol.  According to officials, the accident that occurred in the morning was a head-on collision.  It happened earlier this week on Blue Angel Parkway at Mobile Highway in Pensacola, Florida.  The accident sent two people to an area hospital for treatment.  Their condition is not known at this time.*

Alarming Number of Injuries Caused by E-Scooters Uncovered by Safety Investigation

June 14, 2019

According to an online report at abc3340.com, if you have walked around a major city across the United States, it is likely for you to see electric scooters around the area.  Or quite possibly, you have ridden on one yourself.  E-scooters are battery powered vehicles that can ride up to fifteen miles per hour, which is what makes them so popular.  But with all the excitement e-scooters have to offer, they raise a very serious question as to their safety.  Per a Consumer Reports investigation, they have uncovered that severe e-scooter accidents are occurring more frequently than expected.*

Tips to Help You Avoid Bicycle Accidents With Injuries

June 14, 2019

According to a study conducted by the federal government, approximately seven hundred individuals died in bicycle accidents last year, and over ninety percent of bicyclist deaths involved a passenger vehicle.  Almost 550,000 bikers were taken to emergency rooms following a crash.  These statistics are alarming, and the numbers of bicycle accidents continue to increase per year.  In order to avoid being injured in an accident, adhere to the following safety tips when riding a bicycle:

Federal Government Releases a List of Nursing Homes

June 14, 2019

Federal Government Releases a List of Nursing Homes that May Require Special Performance Improvement Plans

According to an online news report at wjcl.com, the federal government has released a list of hundreds of nursing homes that may fit a special performance improvement program, with two of them located in South Carolina and Georgia.*

Nine Year Old Boy Tragically Dies in Hit and Run Accident

June 13, 2019

CHATTANOOGA, TN –A thirty four year old male, a nine year old boy and a five year old boy sustained injuries in a hit and run accident that happened at the intersection of South Kelly Street and East Main Street. All three victims were taken to an area hospital where they are being treated for their injuries.*

Alabama Troopers are Currently Investigating a Fatal Boating Accident

June 13, 2019

FLORENCE, AL – Two individuals died following a late night boating accident that occurred on Wilson Lake in Florence, Alabama.  One person was seriously injured in the crash. The accident involved a large cabin cruiser that crashed into a smaller fishing boat.  Per the Lauderdale County Coroner, the two individuals that died and the individual who was injured were all riding in the fishing boat.

West Point Cadet Tragically Dies; 22 Others Injured

June 12, 2019

WEST POINT, NY – According to an online news report at npr.org, a cadet from West Point tragically died in an accident that occurred earlier this week close to a training site in New York State.  Twenty more cadets and two soldiers sustained injuries, per the West Point Academy.*

A Man Tragically Dies in Accident in Wrens

June 12, 2019

WRENS, GA – According to an online news report at augustachronicle.com, the owner of a local trucking company died in the Wrens Ingles parking lot.  The accident occurred when the automobile he was working on shifted, causing the hydraulic jack to fail.*

Teenage Driver Fell Asleep at Wheel; Toxicology and Speed Undetermined

June 12, 2019

AUBURN, AL – According to an online news report at wrbl.com, a deadly crash occurred that caused the death of the Voice of the Auburn Tigers and his wife earlier in May.  Per the Alabama Uniform Traffic Crash Report, it indicates that a teenager crashed into the back of the couple’s automobile after falling asleep.  The driver has no recollection of the crash.*

Massive Pile Up on Interstate 40 in Raleigh, North Carolina

June 12, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. — Seven people reportedly sustained injuries in a 30-vehicle pile-up on Interstate 40 in Raleigh, North Carolina. According to a report filed by ABC 11, authorities were forced to close the interstate for many hours as crews worked to clear the area. The crash happened in a construction zone at the height of a mighty rainstorm that pounded the Raleigh area with rain falling at a rate of 3 inches per hour. The troopers from the North Carolina State Patrol are still investigating but preliminarily have blamed the crash on poor drainage in the construction area. *

Roll Over Accident in West Orange County, Florida Kills 1, Injures 3

June 12, 2019

WEST ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The driver of a pickup truck died, and three of the passengers in the truck sustained injuries when the pickup flipped over on State Road 429 in West Orange County. Spectrum News 13 reported that the fatal rollover accident occurred around 8:20 p.m. in Winter Garden. Florida State Police have opened an investigation into the cause of the fatal crash, but they have not issued many details about the accident. The current medical condition of the three passengers who survived the crash is unknown at this time. * 

Motorcycle Rider Admitted to Hospital after Colliding with Car

June 12, 2019

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A motorcycle rider collided with a car in Clearwater, Florida. The accident sent the rider to a local hospital with injuries according to a report filed by News Channel 8.The motorcyclist sustained injuries authorities described as severe. The authorities did not comment about the medical condition of the operator of the motor vehicle also involved in the crash. Clearwater Police said that the accident happened in or near the intersection of South Fort Harrison Avenue and Turner Street. Officials continue to investigate the facts surrounding the crash, and there was no information available whether the police issued criminal charges. * 

Deadly Crash on SR 429 on West Orange County, Florida

June 12, 2019

WEST ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Florida State Highway Patrol officers said that one man died, and three people were injured and transported to Orlando Health after the pickup truck in which they were riding flipped over. The driver died at the scene of the crash. The three passengers were hospitalized at Orlando Health. At this time it appears the pickup truck was the only vehicle involved in the incident according to ClickOrlando.com. No update is currently available on the condition of the three people who survived the crash. Florida Highway Patrol officers continue to investigate the crash. *

Head-On Crash in Indian River County, Florida Claims One Life

June 12, 2019

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol are investigating a two-car, head-on collision that killed a 75-year-old woman in the early afternoon hours of Thursday, June 6, 2019, according to WPTV 5. The woman who died lived in Fort Pierce, Florida and was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved in the crash. Troopers said that two other people suffered injuries in the head-on crash. The extent of their injuries is not known at this time. Officers with the Florida Highway Patrol continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash. Law enforcement officers did not provide any information, whether either of the surviving drivers would face criminal charges as a consequence of the collision. *

Woman Succumbs to Her Injuries Four Days after Crash in Manatee County, Florida

June 12, 2019

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — A 40-year-old woman from Bonita Springs, Florida died four days after sustaining severe personal injuries in a crash that injured five other people. According to a news report filed by NBC 2, the accident happened on US-41 near Moccasin Wallow Road in Manatee County, Florida. The woman who ultimately succumbed to her injuries she sustained in the crash was a passenger in a Sports Utility Vehicle involved in a crash with another vehicle that was turning left. Florida State Patrol troopers still have the matter under investigation at this time and have not issued any charges. Troopers are looking for additional witnesses to the crash that can hopefully provide additional facts. *

Pedestrian Accident Reported on Hwy 247 in Macon, Georgia

June 09, 2019

MACON, GA. – According to an online news story reported at wgxa.tv, a pedestrian accident occurred on Highway 247 in Macon, Georgia. One person was tragically killed in the accident, according to the news report, after being hit by several vehicles on the highway. Authorities have not said whether charges will be filed in the case.*

Vehicle Crash Reported on I-65 in Birmingham, Alabama

June 09, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, AL. – According to a news story reported online at trussvilletribune.com, a vehicle crash was reported on Interstate 65 in Birmingham, Alabama. Tragically, the crash resulted in a fatality. The circumstances of the accident are not clear from the news story, and authorities are still investigating to determine what happened.*

Tractor-Trailer Collision Reported on I-75 in Peach County, Georgia

June 09, 2019

PEACH COUNTY, GA. – According to news reports posted online at 41nbc.com and wgxa.tv, a tragic tractor-trailer collision has been reported to have occurred on Interstate 75 in Peach County, Georgia. The tractor-trailer crashed into another vehicle head-on, causing the driver of the second vehicle to be tragically killed, according to the news reports.*

Traffic Accident Reported on Hwy 12 on Pea Island, North Carolina

June 09, 2019

PEA ISLAND, NC. – According to a news story reported online at islandfreepress.org, a traffic accident was reported on North Carolina Highway 12 on Pea Island, North Carolina. No information was reported regarding the details of the accident or whether anyone was injured in the accident. The highway was reportedly closed down for a period of time.*

Single-Vehicle Accident on I-73 in Greensboro, North Carolina, Results in Driver’s Tragic Death

June 09, 2019

GREENSBORO, NC. – According to an online news report posted at greensboro.com, a single-vehicle accident that occurred on Interstate 73 in Greensboro, North Carolina, resulted in the tragic death of the driver. The driver had reportedly been traveling the wrong way on the interstate, when the vehicle ran off the road and fell onto Interstate 85 below.*

Georgia Sup. Ct. Allows Cross Claims to Stand in 2013 Thomson, Georgia, Plane Crash Case

June 08, 2019

GEORGIA – According to an online news report posted at augustachronicle.com, the Georgia Supreme Court issued a ruling that will allow cross claims to move forward in a 2013 plane crash case from Thomson, Georgia. The crash tragically killed five people, according to the report, and in civil lawsuits filed on behalf of the victims, one defendant filed cross claims against another defendant.*

Pedestrian Accident Occurs on E. Gate City Blvd. in Guilford County, North Carolina

June 08, 2019

GUILFORD COUNTY, NC. – According to an online news story reported at amarketnews.com, a pedestrian accident occurred on E. Gate City Boulevard in Guilford County, North Carolina. Tragically, the accident resulted in the death of the pedestrian. The news story states that the driver of the vehicle involved is facing criminal charges in connection with the accident.*

Georgia Supreme Court to Consider Privacy Interests in Vehicle Black Box Data

June 07, 2019

GEORGIA – According to a news report posted online at thenewspaper.com, the Georgia Supreme Court is set to hear a case in June that involves privacy interests in the data stored in a vehicle’s black box. The case stems from an appeal brought by a man who was convicted of vehicular homicide in a trail that included presentation of speed data obtained by police from his car.*

Hundreds of Accidents Occur on One Stretch of Road in Cobb County, Georgia

June 06, 2019

COBB COUNTY, GA. – According to a news report posted online at wsbtv.com, hundreds of vehicle accidents have occurred on one stretch of road in Cobb County, Georgia. More than 200 accidents have happened on a portion of Powder Springs Street in Cobb County in the last few years, and residents in the area would like to see some improvements made to the road.* 

Deadly Moped Crash Reported on S.C. 544 in Horry County, South Carolina

June 05, 2019

HORRY COUNTY, SC. – According to a news story reported online at wmbfnews.com, a deadly moped crash has been reported as having occurred on South Carolina Highway 544 in Horry County, South Carolina. WMBF reports that the person riding on the moped was tragically killed, and the driver of the other vehicle has been criminally charged in connection with the crash.*

Mother of Street Racing Victim Advocating for Harsher Penalties in Georgia, U.S.

June 05, 2019

COBB COUNTY, GA. – According to a news story reported online at wsbtv.com, the mother of a man killed because of a street racing accident is advocating for harsher penalties in the state of Georgia and at the federal level. Police have apprehended one of the drivers believed to have been involved in the race but are still looking for a second driver, according to the report.*

Hundreds of Accidents Occur on One Stretch of Road in Cobb County, Georgia

June 04, 2019

COBB COUNTY, GA. – According to a news report posted online at wsbtv.com, hundreds of vehicle accidents have occurred on one stretch of road in Cobb County, Georgia. More than 200 accidents have happened on a portion of Powder Springs Street in Cobb County in the last few years, and residents in the area would like to see some improvements made to the road.*

Florida Keys Accident Involving a Tesla Model S Raises Question as to Whether its Autopilot Feature was Engaged

June 03, 2019

FLORIDA – According to an online news report at miamiherald.com, a team of investigators are examining a tragic accident involving a 2019 Tesla Model S that resulted in the death of a pedestrian on Card Sound Road back in April of this year.  The investigators are specifically looking to determine if the vehicle’s semi-autonomous driver function was used when it ran through an intersection and struck a woman, per the Florida Highway Patrol.*

Car Runs into Two Children in DeKalb County, Georgia

June 02, 2019

DEKALB COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report posted by 11alive.com, a car ran into two children in DeKalb County, Georgia. Little information regarding the events of the accident has been reported at this time. It was the second accident involving a car and two children to occur in DeKalb County in one day.*

Four Injured in Vehicle Accident in Pooler, Georgia

June 02, 2019

POOLER, GA. – According to a news report posted online at wtoc.com, four people were injured in a vehicle accident in Pooler, Georgia. Details about the events surrounding the accident have not yet been reported by investigating authorities, and none of the injured persons has been identified at this time.*

Waymo Self-Driving Trucks to Reenter Arizona Roadways

June 02, 2019

ARIZONA – According to a news report published online by cbsnews.com, self-driving trucks owned by the company Waymo will be reentering roadways in Arizona. Waymo took its trucks out of Arizona in 2017 and says that after additional information-gathering and technology development, the trucks are ready for another round of testing in the Phoenix area.*

Man who Tragically Died in Florida Tesla 3 Accident was using Autopilot

June 02, 2019

According to an online news report at forbes.com, officials note that they are currently conducting an investigation of a deadly accident in Florida in which a driver of a Tesla Model 3 tragically died in an accident with an 18-wheeler.  During the crash, the driver was using the semi-automated driving system.  Neither the driver nor the auto-pilot system took proactive measures to avoid the collision.*

Deadly Accident Involving Two 18-wheelers on Interstate 95 South in Boynton Beach, Florida

June 02, 2019

BOYNTON BEACH, FL – According to an online news report at wflx.com, at least one individual tragically died after two tractor trailers were involved in an accident earlier this week on Interstate 95 going south close to the Gateway Boulevard exit located in Boynton Beach, Florida.  The two tractor trailers became engulfed in flames upon impact of the crash.*

Water Safety is Critical this Summer

May 31, 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.*

Florida Leads the Nation in Fatal Bicycle Accidents

May 31, 2019

FLORIDA – According to an online news report at orlandoweekly.com,Florida leads the nation in the number of bicycle deaths.  In fact, bicycle related deaths for riders aged twenty and older has tripled since 1975, per the National Highway Traffic Administration.*

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