Monthly Archives: October 2010

Accident with Serious Personal Injuries at Tire Kingdom In Jacksonville

Tire Kingdom on San Jose Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida was the scene of an accident Tuesday afternoon after a woman drove through the store‚Äôs front window. The car hit a woman who was standing outside the store which caused injuries. The serious injuries required the woman to be flown to the hospital. The driver of the car told a Channel 4 reporter that she thought she was placing the car in park, but went into drive instead. In a pedestrian accident, the injured pedestrian can still get no-fault medical coverage, known as PIP, through her car insurance carrier. If this … Continue reading

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Dangers of Leaving a Child Unattended in a Vehicle – Hot Car Deaths in Florida and Other States

Florida ranks second in the state with the most vehicular-related fatalities, second only to Texas. Sixty-nine children have died in Florida this year, this number represents 10% of all U.S. child vehicular heat stroke (otherwise known as hyperthermia) deaths since 1990. To some it may seem irreconcilable how a parent can leave his or her child in the backseat. However, this happens very frequently, sometimes resulting in injury or death to the child. Parents can become easily distracted or experience a minor change of routine resulting in terrible and irreversible consequences. One reason why children are so susceptible to heat … Continue reading

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Gun Ownership and Gun Safety – Rights and Responsibilities of Gun Ownership

Having a firearm in your home can be extremely dangerous, especially if you have children. Firearm-related injuries are a significant cause of death in children. Although the majority of children are injured by a firearm during adolescence, younger child and infants can sustain firearm-related injuries or death. Younger children are most likely to be injured while playing with a gun they found and not realizing the gun is real or loaded. It is common for younger children to shoot themselves or their playmates. It is estimate that almost 50% of the households in the nation possess firearms for safety reasons. … Continue reading

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What Are the Dangers of Stormwater Retention Ponds? Risks of Drowning, Injuries, and Death

Retention ponds and detention ponds are raising safety concerns for those who live near them. Retention ponds, also known as wet ponds, are facilities that maintain a permanent pool of water. Detention ponds, also known as dry ponds, store water only in the aftermath of runoff events. These ponds are significantly helpful in the area of stormwater management and flood control. However, these ponds can also pose a significant risk to public health, safety and welfare. A main safety concern regarding these ponds is that children are extremely attracted to them and can risk drowning or other water-related personal injures. … Continue reading

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Altamonte Springs Interstate 4 (I 4) Semi Trucking / Automobile Accident Caused by Truck Driver Who Fell Asleep

Interstate 4 is a major highway that runs from Tampa (West Coast) to Daytona Beach (East Coast) of Florida. At times, there are major trucking accidents and automobile accidents that disrupt traffic and more importantly disrupt the lives of many. In some instances, a crash on Interstate 4 results in serious personal injuries. It was reported in the Orlando Sentinel and by the Florida Highway Patrol that a trucking accident / automobile accident was caused by a semi tractor truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel. Following the accident, the truck driver stated that he remembered that he was … Continue reading

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Woman Killed After Ejection from Truck in Baker County, Florida

Cyndle Cherie Ireland, a 21-year-old woman of Sanderson, Florida, died after being ejected from a truck she was riding in. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the truck, for unknown reasons, spun out and struck a culvert, causing the truck to flip into a ditch. All occupants of the truck were ejected, including a second passenger. According to the police report, Ireland was dead at the scene. The second passenger, Sierra Desiree Williams, a 22-year-old woman of Jacksonville, Florida suffered serious personal injuries and was taken to Shands at the University of Florida. The driver of the truck, David K. … Continue reading

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Two Die in Head On Winter Park Crash – Dangers of Speeding

Two people died in an early afternoon, head-on collision in Winter Park, Florida. It was reported that the collision occurred when a speeding Ford Mustang coupe lost control, struck two trees in the median and flipped into the path of an oncoming Kia van. Both drivers died. The wife of the van’s driver suffered serious personal injuries. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of the 1989 Mustang, 28-year-old Ryan Daniel Burns of Winter Park Florida, caused the crash by speeding and making aggressive lane changes. State records revealed that Burns’ driver’s license was canceled last when he failed … Continue reading

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Ormond Beach Attorney Suffered Fatal Injuries in Accident

An Ormond Beach attorney, Michael Crotty, died Friday after suffering fatal injuries when his car collided with a delivery truck that reportedly made a U-Turn into his lane of traffic. Crotty was driving northbound on Moreland Boulevard when the delivery truck pulled into his path of travel. Sadly, Michael Crotty was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unknown whether any citations were given for this Florida automobile accident. In Florida, both the driver and driver’s owner can be held liable for damages resulting from a vehicle accident. In this case, Vera Yela was working at the time of the … Continue reading

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Pregnant Woman Survives Dog Attack in Orange County, Florida

A pregnant woman was the victim of a dog attack in Orange County, Florida. Two dogs were unleashed and running around a neighborhood, when they approached the pregnant lady as she was walking. The woman suffered deep puncture wounds in her leg where the dogs bit her. The two dogs were reported to be a Pit Bull and a Labrador mix. After the attack, she was taken to the Winnie Palmer Hospital for her injuries. She and the baby were reported to be stable after the incident. In Orange County, Florida, there is a local ordinance that requires dogs to … Continue reading

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Double Fatality Pedestrians v. DUI Driver

Pedestrian versus vehicle accidents often result in severe injuries, the same was true in Silver Spring, Maryland when two pedestrians suffered fatal injuries after being struck by a car. The two men, both 26 years old, were walking in the cross walk around 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning. It was reported that the pedestrians were hit by a driver in a black 2010 Acura who later fled the scene after getting out of the vehicle to see what the driver had it. A witness chased the car down and made the driver and passenger return to the scene until police responded. … Continue reading

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