Monthly Archives: December 2010

Importance of Safety At Shooting Ranges

Shooting ranges across the nation are receiving criticisms and facing legal obstacles due to a widespread concern about the ranges’ safety, noise and environmental effects of lead contamination. Many owners of shooting ranges are currently involved in legal battles with neighboring residents or local governments. Most of the lawsuits are claims by the neighboring residents calling the shooting ranges a nuisance due to the high level of noise produced by the ranges. Another reason for initiating the lawsuits against the shooting ranges is that many neighboring residents are finding stray bullets on their property, such as roof tops and front … Continue reading

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Polk County Crash Ends Life of Elgusta James – Mother of Mike James – University of Miami Football Player

Life is short . . . and the lives of a family can change from one automobile accident. In Polk County, Florida, it was reported that the mother (Elgusta James) of the University of Miami running back (Mike James) recently died in an automobile accident. The automobile accident also involved serious injuries to the grandson of Elgusta James. Since there was a death and serious personal injuries, the accident will be thoroughly investigated to determine the cause and preventability of this tragic automobile accident. You can read more about this Florida automobile accident at Fatal Automobile Accident in Polk County, … Continue reading

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Driving Limit Change May Be Proposed for Truckers – 10 Hours versus 11 Hours

Trucking accidents continue to take place across the Nation. Driver fatigue and driver inattention can be attributed to many of these accidents. Currently, federal laws allow truck drivers to drive for 11 hours before taking a break. Lawmakers and safety experts are considering a proposal to reduce the allowable driving time to 10 hours. While the 1 hour difference does not seem to be significant, many truck drivers and businesses will lobby against such a change because ove time – hours can add up and will effect profits and wages or income earned by truck drivers. The safety of truck … Continue reading

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Vehicle Runs Red Light Results in T Bone Accident and Death of Driver Curtis Amlong from Palmetto Florida

Traffic signals, road signs, and traffic conditions are all important for safe driving in the State of Florida. The simple (but dangerous) act of running of red light or a stop sign can have drastic consequences in the form of serious personal injuries and, in some cases, death. It was recently reported that a Palmetto, Florida man died as a result of a T Bone type of automobile accident when another driver ran a red light. SInce the accident involved a death, the Florida Highway Patrol will conduct a thorough investigation into the cause / preventability of the automobile accident … Continue reading

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Dog Bite Attack in St. Augustine – 8 Year Old Boy Bit by Family Pet Pit Bull Dog

An 8-year-boy was attacked by his family’s Pit Bull while outside of his family’s home in St. Augustine, Florida. The boy was in the front yard of his home when the Pit Bull lunged at him and began to bite the child. Family members were able to restrain the dog for a brief moment, but the dog broke free and charged at the boy a second time. Neighbors and family members had to beat the Pit Bull dog with sticks to ultimately free the child. The 8-year-old sustained personal injuries and puncture wounds to his head and neck, he was … Continue reading

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58-year-old Jacksonville Woman Severely Injured in Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents often result in life-threatening injuries. In Jacksonville, a 58-year-old woman, riding her motorcycle, suffered severe injuries due to a collision with a car that was turning into a gas station in the St. Nicolas area. The motorcyclist was taken to Shands Jacksonville with injuries that may be fatal. It was reported that this motorcycle accident is under investigation by the traffic homicide division. There are no reports as to whether the motorcycle rider was wearing a helmet. Florida motorcycle helmet law, Florida Statute 316.211(3)(b), does not require anyone over the age of 21, such as the motorcyclist involved … Continue reading

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Pensacola Resident, Christopher James Holland, Suffered Fatal Injuries in Hit and Run

Florida hit-and-run accidents can lead to criminal charges, especially when fatal injuries result from the accident. Christopher James Holland, 22, died after suffering injuries in an accident that caused him to be ejected from a truck. The driver of the truck, Jacob Gaulden of Pensacola, was later arrested for leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. His charges may be increased to leaving the scene of an accident resulting in a death. Florida law requires drivers to stop at the scene of an accident involving injuries and failure to do so is a third-degree felony. If a death results … Continue reading

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Heckscher Drive Automobile Accidents Sends Three People to the Hospital for Personal Injuries

Three people were sent to the hospital in Jacksonville, Florida after a car passed in a no-passing zone and was struck head-on by an oncoming pickup truck. The accident occurred at 5:45 a.m. on Heckscher Drive. Jason Lee Andrews, 30, of Newport News, Virginia, was identified as the driver of the Honda vehicle. Andrews was hospitalized in critical condition as his car was struck by an oncoming pickup track while he was passing other automobiles in a no-passing zone. The two people in the pickup truck were identified as Richard Greene, 45, of Gainesville, Florida and Kelly Gibson, 53, of … Continue reading

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In Merritt Island, Florida Sun’s Glare Causes Pedestrian Accident

In the Sunshine State of Florida, sun glare can be a factor for drivers and the cause of accidents, including accidents involving pedestrians. Taking precautions, such as wearing sunglasses, cleaning your windows, slowing down, and using your visor are simply a few ways to avoid accidents due to the sun glare in Florida. A Merritt Island child, 10-year-old David Yassa, was hit by a car as he attempted to cross the road. The driver, Louis Martin Karg, told officers that the sun’s glare made it difficult for him to see the child, who was airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital. The … Continue reading

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Serious Automobile Accident in Lakeland, Florida

A three-car accidence occurring in Lakeland, Florida sent a 61-year-old woman and her child passenger to the hospital. The woman was identified as Barbara Clements, the name of her child passenger was not immediately available. Although the cause of the accident was also not immediately available, the Florida Highway Patrol did say that Clements was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center after sustaining a serious personal injury to her head and was listed in critical condition. The accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of State Road 542 and Reynold Road. If you would like to read more on … Continue reading

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