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 [...]

2019-08-13T19:17:25+00:00Car Accidents|

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 [...]

2019-08-13T19:17:25+00:00Car Accidents|

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 [...]

2019-08-13T19:17:25+00:00Car Accidents|

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 [...]

2019-08-13T19:17:25+00:00Car Accidents|

Teen drivers at additional risk during summer months

Attractions like Disney World make Florida one of the country's most popular vacation destinations, but all of that additional traffic makes driving in the Sunshine State particularly dangerous during the summer months. According to the AAA, more people die on the nation's roads in the 100 days following the Memorial Day weekend than at any [...]

2016-06-08T14:17:11+00:00Car Accidents|

Truck driver fatalities down, but injuries up

Truck drivers in Florida and around the country may have had lower involvement in fatal crashes in 2014 than in 2013, but more injuries compared to the previous year were reported based on statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The number of trucks that were in fatal crashes dropped by 5 percent between [...]