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Lakeland Man Attempting To Flag Down Drivers Gets Hit

Lakeland Man Attempting To Flag Down Drivers Gets Hit

Car Accidents

Jonathan Riley, 31-years-old, pulled over into the bicycle lane of US 98 South in Lakeland, Florida on April 17, 2017 and attempted to flag down other drivers when he was hit by another car.  The accident happened at approximately 2:45 a.m. when Melissa Corbin claims that she...

City Bus Accident In Lakeland With SUV

City Bus Accident In Lakeland With SUV

Car Accidents

Debra Pfaff was driving a 2002 Ford Excursion on South Florida Avenue when she struck the rear end of a Citrus Connection city bus on April 11, 2017.  The accident happened in front of the IHOP restaurant by south Lakeland.  Pfaff was not wearing a seatbelt and was taken to...

Elderly Woman Killed In US92 Car Accident In Auburndale

Elderly Woman Killed In US92 Car Accident In Auburndale

Car Accidents

Elnora Parris Smith died in a car accident in Auburndale, Florida on April 3, 2017.  Smith was 83 years old.  The accident was reported have happened when she attempted to make a left hand turn from Alabama Lane onto US92.  Smith was driving a 2004 Buick and was hit by...

Two Injuries Reported From Winter Haven Car Accident

Two Injuries Reported From Winter Haven Car Accident

Car Accidents

William Britton died as a result of a car accident in Winter Haven, Florida on March 28, 2017.  Britton was speeding on Cypress Gardens Boulevard in a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe when he crashed into a 2016 Nissan Rogue driven by Irene Foldvary near the intersection with Helena...

Crossover Accident On US27 In Frostproof, Florida

Crossover Accident On US27 In Frostproof, Florida

Car Accidents

Jacquell Bradwell and Kathryn McKenrick died as a result of a car accident on US 27 in Frostproof, Florida on March 21, 2017.  The accident happened at approximately 8:45 p.m. when Bradwell’s 2000 Ford Expedition crossed over the center median on US 27 at Collany Lane and...

Florida’s Autonomous Vehicle Statute

Florida’s Autonomous Vehicle Statute

Car Accidents

Florida became the first state to completely legalize “autonomous” or “self-driving” cars in 2016 for use on public roadways with a unanimous vote.  Since then, there have been at least two deaths on public highways involving vehicles driven in full...

Winter Haven High Speed Police Chase Ends In Car Accident

Winter Haven High Speed Police Chase Ends In Car Accident

Car Accidents

Police chased after a suicidal man driving a pickup truck in Winter Haven resulting in the man’s death and an injury to a third person in another vehicle.  The police chase ended on U.S. 27 between Cypress Gardens Boulevard and Thompson Nursery Road.  News reports...

South Florida Avenue Accident Near Downtown Lakeland

South Florida Avenue Accident Near Downtown Lakeland

Car Accidents

Jeffrey Scott Phelts died in a car accident in Lakeland, Florida on March 4, 2017.  He was driving north on South Florida Avenue when he crossed over into oncoming traffic near Orange Street.  The accident happened at approximately 5:30 p.m.  The other driver involved...

Bartow Car Accident On US98 At Ernest Smith Blvd.

Bartow Car Accident On US98 At Ernest Smith Blvd.

Car Accidents

A major car accident was reported in Bartow, Florida at the intersection of US98 and Ernest Smith Boulevard.  From the Twitter photos, the damage is very severe.  Fortunately, The Ledger reported that there were no serious or life-threatening injuries.  Details of how...

Lakeland Considers Dixieland Proposals For South Florida Avenue

Lakeland Considers Dixieland Proposals For South Florida Avenue

Car Accidents

The City of Lakeland is considering proposals to fix traffic problems on South Florida Avenue through a 1.5 mile stretch known as “Dixieland.”  Dixieland is a strip of commercial properties along US98 that is just south and west of downtown Lakeland.  The issue...

Car Chase Ends In Crash In Lakeland

Car Chase Ends In Crash In Lakeland

Car Accidents

Lakeland Police officers began chasing a stolen car after it was discovered at a gas station on Lakeland Hills Boulevard on February 7, 2017.  Prior to locating the stolen vehicle, the Plant City Police Department had requested backup for a stolen car vehicle that was headed...

Highland City Car Accident on US98 Near Smith Lane

Highland City Car Accident on US98 Near Smith Lane

Car Accidents

Amanda N. Robinson died as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident on US98 going northbound near Smith Lane in Highland City, Florida.  The Ledger reports that the accident happened at approximately 4:10 p.m. on February 1, 2017 when Robinson went off the right shoulder...

South Florida Avenue Accident Causes Head Injury To Pedestrian

South Florida Avenue Accident Causes Head Injury To Pedestrian

Car Accidents

Southbbound lanes of S. Fl Ave from Edgewood to Valencia closed due to accident. Northbound lanes lanes of traffic backed up. pic.twitter.com/UwpMUQRlB8 — LakelandPD (@LakelandPD) January 27, 2017 An accident at the intersection of South Florida Avenue and East Edgewood Drive in...

Florida Supreme Court Rules on No-Fault Fee Schedules

Florida Supreme Court Rules on No-Fault Fee Schedules

Car Accidents

On January 26, 2017, the Florida Supreme Court issued a written opinion in the case of Allstate Insurance Company v. Orthopedic Specialists, SC15-2298 (Fla. 2017) regarding Medicare fee schedules under Florida no-fault insurance. Statute Amended in 2009 Prior to the amendment of...

Heavy Fog to Blame for Lake Wales Truck Accident

Heavy Fog to Blame for Lake Wales Truck Accident

Truck Accidents

Christopher Ellis sustained serious injuries as a result of an accident with several semi-trucks on State Road 60 at the intersection with Logistics Parkway in Lake Wales, Florida.  The accident happened at approximately 6:00 a.m. on the morning of January 25, 2017 with heavy...

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