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Hazardous Material Leaks After Truck Accident On SR33

Hazardous Material Leaks After Truck Accident On SR33

Truck Accidents

Four vehicles, including two semi-trucks, were involved in an accident on SR that resulted in a leaking hazardous materials container on January 3, 2017.  The accident happened at approximately 4:10 p.m. between two semi-trucks, a pickup, and an SUV.  The accident scene was...

Neighborhood Bicycle Accident Takes Life Of 6-Year-Old Boy

Neighborhood Bicycle Accident Takes Life Of 6-Year-Old Boy

Wrongful Death

Six-year-old, Camari Dennison, was on a bicycle and died as a result of an accident on New Year’s Day 2017 on 10th Street in Apopka, Florida.  The accident happened at approximately 3:30 p.m. when Soraya Youngblood struck Camari on his bicycle after he rode from a driveway...

BayCare Hospital System Introduces eCare for ICU Patients

BayCare Hospital System Introduces eCare for ICU Patients

Medical Malpractice

BayCare Hospital systems recently implemented a system it calls eCare, which is supposed to remotely monitor ICU patients from a central location.  BayCare claims that the system will improve patient safety by allowing an “extra set of eyes and ears” to monitor...

“Phantom” Driver Implicated in Accident With Fatalities

“Phantom” Driver Implicated in Accident With Fatalities

Car Accidents

An unidentified or “phantom” driver is reported to have caused April Gallon to take an evasive maneuver resulting in an accident that killed both of her daughters, aged 10 and 12, on December 28, 2016.  Kayla Johnson (age 10) and Jasmin Johnson (age 12) died of...

State Legislator Proposes New Texting and Driving Law

State Legislator Proposes New Texting and Driving Law

Car Accidents

State Representative, Carlos Guillermo Smith (Democrat), from House District 49 in Orange County has proposed a bill that seeks to make texting and driving a primary offense as opposed to a secondary offense.  Representative Smith is new to his office and appears to be seeking...

Pit Bull Attacks 3-Year-Old in Groveland

Pit Bull Attacks 3-Year-Old in Groveland

Personal Injury

A three-year-old boy was bitten on his head and neck on December 21, 2016 in Groveland, Florida.  The incident happened when a pit bull belonging to the boy’s neighbor attacked the boy and his mother as they were walking into their neighbor’s backyard to see another...

Aria Qbit Stroller Recall for Risk of Lacerations and Collapsing

Aria Qbit Stroller Recall for Risk of Lacerations and Collapsing

Product Liability

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced on December 20, 2016 that Aria Child, a manufacturer of strollers for children, must recall its Qbit lightweight stroller.  A gap in the hinges of the stroller poses an unreasonable risk of a pinch injury...

Dog Bites Boy’s Face in Winter Haven

Dog Bites Boy’s Face in Winter Haven

Personal Injury

A four-year-old boy, Michael Roth, was bitten on the face by a dog in Winter Haven, Florida on December 21, 2016 at approximately 12:30 p.m.  The bite resulted in significant facial injuries as the child went to pick up an ornament for a Christmas tree.  Apparently the dog...

Drunk Driving Causes Major Accident at Waters Avenue

Drunk Driving Causes Major Accident at Waters Avenue

Car Accidents

One driver is dead after a major accident was caused by a drunk driver at Waters Avenue and Dale Mabry Highway on December 21, 2016.  The accident happened at approximately 5:15 a.m.  The Waters Avenue intersection is a major intersection controlled by a traffic light and...

Polk Parkway Accident Cases SUV to Fall Off Bridge

Polk Parkway Accident Cases SUV to Fall Off Bridge

Car Accidents

77-year-old Ruth Windham’s 2008 Buick SUV went over a guardrail on the Polk Parkway after an accident near the Cleveland Heights Boulevard bridge.  News reports indicate that she made an improper lane change striking the right front of a 2014 Nissan SUV driven by Melissa...

Haines City Dump Truck Accident on I-4

Haines City Dump Truck Accident on I-4

Truck Accidents

A dump truck was involved in an accident on I-4 past (west) the US27 ramp in Haines City on December 20, 2016.  Two vehicles were involved in the accident.  The accident caused the dump truck to flip over and catch fire.  The photograph shows where the dump truck’s load came...

Lakeland Pedestrian Dies in Accident on Broadway Street

Lakeland Pedestrian Dies in Accident on Broadway Street

Wrongful Death

Robert McNeely was crossing Broadway Street as a pedestrian near the intersection of Lakewood Court when he was struck and killed by an SUV on December 18, 2016.  McNeely was only 22 years old at the time of this death.  The accident happened at approximately 11:20 p.m....

Beech A36 Airplane Crash in Volusia County

Beech A36 Airplane Crash in Volusia County

Aviation Accident

A small airplane crashed in Central Florida on December 12, 2016.  The airplane was a 1983 Beech A36 that holds up to six people, however, only the pilot was on board at the time of the crash.  The pilot suffered minor injuries.  A fire broke out after the crash and ignited brush...

Lakeland Man Injured in Manatee County Fuel Truck Accident

Lakeland Man Injured in Manatee County Fuel Truck Accident

Truck Accidents

Wisma Antoine, from Lakeland, Florida, suffered serious injuries as a result of a truck accident on I-75 in Manatee County.  The accident happened when Nicole Lachance, of Lehigh Acres, attempted a lane change going southbound.  As her 2003 Volkswagen Beetle went from the...

Uber Creates Safety and Behavior Rules

Uber Creates Safety and Behavior Rules

Car Accidents

Ridesharing company Uber released new rules on December 8, 2016 for passenger’s behavior.  The list of new rules, taken as a safety measure, also include vandalism, flirting, and sex.  Here is a list of what you should expect: Causing damage to drivers’ or fellow...

Walgreens Sued for Forcing Customer to Clean Bathroom

Walgreens Sued for Forcing Customer to Clean Bathroom

Personal Injury

A lawsuit against Walgreens alleges that a customer, Fernando Elizarraras, was forced by store employees to clean a soiled bathroom after using it at an store in Orlando, Florida.  The original lawsuit (Case Number 2016-CA-009159, filed in the Ninth Judicial Circuit for Orange...

NHTSA Requires Takata to Increase Repairs of Recalled Airbags

NHTSA Requires Takata to Increase Repairs of Recalled Airbags

Product Liability

NHTSA issued an amended order on December 9, 2016 requiring Takata to perform defective airbag recall repairs faster.   The order affects 19 vehicle manufacturers and requires the first available replacement parts to go to the riskiest vehicles.  At present, it is estimated...

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