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DUI Driver Causes Wrong-Way Accident

DUI Driver Causes Wrong-Way Accident

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Geovany Mendez is charged with DUI following a head on collision with another vehicle. The accident happened at approximately 11:15 p.m. when Mendez was going southbound in the northbound lane of Anderson Road near Hoover Boulevard. The other driver was reported to have suffered and...

Interstate-4 Accident in Lakeland, Florida

Interstate-4 Accident in Lakeland, Florida

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Francisco Dominguez died as a result of an accident near mile marker 35 on Interstate 4 in Lakeland, Florida. The accident happened when a 2008 Ford F-150 pickup truck going eastbound lost control and flipped over. The truck was driven by Edgar Ramirez-Chavez and was carrying Leonel...

DUI Driver Crosses Over Center Line

DUI Driver Crosses Over Center Line

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A DUI driver heading west on Hillsborough Avenue crossed over the center line and into the eastbound lanes causing a serious accident. After crossing over, Yadixa Rodriguez struck a traffic light and another car as seen in the photograph below. Rodriguez is facing DUI charges with...

Lake Wales Bicycle Accident on Chalet Suzanne Road

Lake Wales Bicycle Accident on Chalet Suzanne Road

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Li Shangying was struck and killed while riding a bicycle eastbound on Chalet Suzanne Road in Lake Wales, Florida. Shangying was 63 years old and a Chinese citizen. The accident happened at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Thursday night when Erick Bond struck her going east with a 2008...

Pickup Truck Accident With Trailer

Pickup Truck Accident With Trailer

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A pickup truck pulling a trailer on State Road 429 near mile marker 26 was involved in an accident. The trailer separated from the pickup truck and came to a stop approximately 50 feet away. The trailer involved was a utility type trailer that is often used to haul lawn equipment....

2016 Highway Deaths Greater Than in Years Past

2016 Highway Deaths Greater Than in Years Past

Personal Injury

The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that a total of 19,100 deaths occurred on U.S. highways in the first six months of 2016 representing an overall increase of 18% from 2015. Nationwide, the estimated annual mileage death rate was 1.3 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles...

Six Vehicle Accident on I-4

Six Vehicle Accident on I-4

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Two people suffered serious injuries in an accident on Interstate-4 at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. The accident happened in the westbound lanes near Maitland Boulevard. A black Honda Civic flipped and the driver had to be taken by helicopter for emergent care at a trauma...

Car Hanging from Bridge

Car Hanging from Bridge

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Lucilinda Quiles was driving 2015 Mazda on SR 408 when she moved out of the left lane, into the grass median, and then struck a barrier wall. Her vehicle stopped hanging from the bridge as in the photograph below. Rescuers were able to get her and a child out of the vehicle before...

Passenger Fatality on U.S. 301

Passenger Fatality on U.S. 301

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Leonard Pasco died of injuries suffered while as a passenger in a car accident. This collision happened as James Diggins was driving his 2004 Oldsmobile Alero on U.S. 301 near Jordan Road when he struck a 1995 Lincoln Town Car driven by John Bryant carrying four passengers. Pasco was...

Rollover Car Accident

Rollover Car Accident

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An elderly couple in a Hyundai SUV collided with another vehicle at an intersection and rolled over. They suffered minor injuries. The accident happened at an intersection in Clearwater, Florida on August 26, 2016. Driver Ran Red Light This collision likely happened when one vehicle...

Lakeland Man Dies in I-4 Car Accident

Lakeland Man Dies in I-4 Car Accident

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Matthew Lind, a 32-year-old resident of Lakeland, Florida, died as a result of a car accident on Interstate-4 near Interstate-75 in Hillsborough County. Lind is reported to have been driving a 2014 Mazda 6 in the eastbound direction when he struck the rear end of a 2016 Ford F-350...

Mulberry Accident Results in Two Deaths

Mulberry Accident Results in Two Deaths

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Two pickup trucks collided on State Road 37 near the intersection with Radar Road. The accident happened far south of Mulberry, Florida at approximately 5:00 p.m. Terry Townsend lost control of a 2013 Dodge pickup truck that he was driving about a quarter mile south of Radar Road....

Boy Walking to Bus Stop Hit and Killed

Boy Walking to Bus Stop Hit and Killed

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Jacob Scott, 13 years old, died on Sunday, August 28, 2016, as a result of being hit last Thursday as he was walking to a school bus stop in Polk City, Florida. News media reports that Jacob Scott was walking on the south shoulder of Barfield Road and was hit at approximately 7:45...

Car Accident with Three Fatalities Reported

Car Accident with Three Fatalities Reported

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A white Dodge Challenger was involved in a serious accident with three reported fatalities at the intersection of Lake Drive and Park Drive in Casselberry, Florida. The accident occurred near All Faiths Memorial Park shortly before 7:00 a.m. The report states that the vehicle went...

Florida’s Texting and Driving Law

Florida’s Texting and Driving Law

Car Accidents

National and insurance industry surveys often rank Florida as having a lot of bad drivers based upon statistics of the number of accidents involving fatalities and property damage. Some surveys use individuals’ responses to questions about driving habits while others use...

Three Car Accident on Edgewood Drive

Three Car Accident on Edgewood Drive

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A three car accident occurred on near 1600 East Edgewood Drive in Lakeland, Florida and caused traffic jams. This location is near Edgewood Drive’s intersection with New Jersey Road. The picture below shows crash damage from the accident. Emergency Medical Conditions In Florida...

NHTSA Issues Call to Action on U.S. Highway Fatalities in 2015

NHTSA Issues Call to Action on U.S. Highway Fatalities in 2015

Car Accidents

In 2015, a total of 35,092 people lost their lives in traffic accidents. On August 29, 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made a press release calling for action to decrease the number of deaths on U.S. Highways. In...

Edgewood Drive Car Accident

Edgewood Drive Car Accident

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Another car accident near the 1600 block of Edgewood Drive in Lakeland, Florida has been reported on September 8, 2016. This accident involved two vehicles and resulted in the damage shown below. Serious Accident Damage No injuries were reported in this accident, however, the...

18-Month-Old Child Critically Injured In Car Accident

18-Month-Old Child Critically Injured In Car Accident

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A four car chain reaction collision happened at approximately 6:50 p.m. on Sunday night. The accident happened when Julie Gough, 23-years-old, claims to have taken her eyes off the roadway after dropping a Gatorade botton the floor of her car. She was driving a 2003 Honda CRV and...

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