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1 dead, 1 injured in 5-vehicle accident

On Dec. 7, it was reported that a 25-year-old Florida woman was killed in an accident that occurred in Volusia County. The accident, which took place on Jan. 4 at about 3:30 p.m., involved a total of five vehicles.

Authorities stated that the woman was traveling west on U.S. Highway 92 in her 2005 Ford when […]

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Holiday season brings increased accident risk

As Floridians prepare for the holiday season, they should make certain that they exercise caution when they drive. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association has issued a call for safety as Thanksgiving approaches because it is normally the deadliest holiday of the year.

According to the NHTSA, the traffic fatality rate tends to spike on Thanksgiving […]

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Distracted driving includes more than just texting

Most people have seen strange things happening on the road. Some people have witnessed odd contraptions strapped to the top of vehicles. Other people may have witnessed unusual animals in the passenger seat of cars. While these may offer a source of entertainment on the roadway, they may also strike people as dangerous.

Distracted driving is […]

Children among dead after Florida car wreck

An Oct. 26 car accident in Hillsborough County has left five people dead, including two children. The accident occurred on SR 574 shortly before 10 p.m. A westbound Volkswagen Golf lost control near Coconut Palm Drive, crossing the median into oncoming traffic. A head-on collision resulted as the Golf hit a minivan before rotating and […]

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Teens in greatest danger on the road

Each year, approximately 3,000 teenagers are killed in motor vehicle accidents around the country. Experts are concerned that those numbers may grow since 2015 saw a reversal of a downward trend in traffic fatalities overall that lasted from 2007 to 2014. In 2015, deaths from motor vehicle accidents increased more than 7 percent over the […]

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Government pledges to eliminate traffic fatalities

Although statistics show traffic fatalities are climbing, drivers in Florida and throughout the country may be safer in the future thanks to an initiative by the Obama administration. In October, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced its first steps in a plan intended to put a stop to deaths and injuries from motor vehicle accidents […]

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Florida holds distracted drivers accountable

With so much technology on the dashboard these days, cars are no longer just a mode of transportation. Many people consider them part of themselves — little bit of home they take with them wherever they go.

Unfortunately, as technology has progressed, so has the number of distraction surrounding us at 70 mph on he freeway. In […]

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Understanding a traumatic brain injury

Many Florida residents know the seriousness of a traumatic brain injury. It commonly happens to people who suffer a severe blow to their head while playing contact sports. People can also suffer a traumatic brain injury if their head smashes into a windshield during a car wreck, from being impaled with a sharp object to […]

Drowsy driver kills teen who recently lost his mother

At around 6:40 a.m. on Sept. 18, a driver in Florida fell asleep at the wheel and killed a 16-year-old boy. The fatal accident took place on Florida’s Turnpike outside Gotha shortly after the teen had been involved in a minor collision with another driver. A 32-year-old woman in a 2005 Nissan struck the teen […]

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Florida car crash kills 3, injures others

A two-car accident late in the evening on Sept. 23 left three out-of-state men dead and several other people, including two Florida residents, seriously injured. The accident took place in Panama City.

According to accident investigators from the Highway Patrol, a Florida man was heading south on Pine Tree road when he failed to observe a […]

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