Monthly Archives: January 2011

Jacksonville Florida School Bus Accidents – Disruptive to Special Needs Students – School Bus Driver Charged with Careless Driving

A private school bus belonging to The Broach School, a school that serves children with special education needs, lost control and flipped onto its side while transporting students to the school’s Jacksonville Beach location. The accident occurred on the off-ramp from 9A to Monument Road around 7:45 a.m. The school bus was transporting nine special needs students. The students were between the ages of 13 to 18-years-old. One student was taken to the hospital from the scene with non-life-threatening personal injuries. Another student sustained a broken hand and was transported to the hospital by her parents. The driver of the … Continue reading

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Miami Springs Man Is a Hero – Shoots Dangerous Dog in Miami-Dade County Florida

A man from Miami Springs, Florida, is being called a hero after he jumped in to rescue and woman and her dog from being attacked by another dog. The woman was walking her dog, a mixed Labrador breed, when, suddenly, another dog came charging from a house they were passing. The attacking dog first went after the mixed Labrador and then its owner. Dan Robling saw the attack from his home. Robling rushed out of his home and fatally shot the attacking dog. Robling said the dog had the woman’s arm in its mouth and was trying to pull her … Continue reading

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Death at JAXPORT Talleyrand Marine Terminal – Cranes Kills Crane Operator – Anthony F. Roberts

At approximately noon on Saturday, January 22, 2011, a crawler construction crane that was being operated by an independent contractor to remove another crane from a dock inside the JAXPORT Talleyrand Marine Terminal in Jacksonville, Florida topple-over killing the independent contractor. The man was identified by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office as Anthony F. Roberts. According to police, pieces of the crane Roberts was removing for scraps toppled over and crashed onto the cab of the crane he was operating. Roberts was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the news report released subsequent to the work related / industrial accident, … Continue reading

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Hit and Run Accident Leads to Death of 68 Year Old – Samuel Hines

Samuel Hines, 68, of Jacksonville, Florida was the victim of a pedestrian / automobile incident while he was walking home after getting of a local bus. Hines was actually hit by 3 vehicles while crossing Soutel Drive. Police are searching for the first vehicle that hit Soutel, the driver of which fled the the scene after hitting the victim. The first car to strike Hines was described as a dark newer model burgundy or maroon sports utility vehicle. The drivers of the other two automobiles were unable to stop in time and hit Hines while he was laying in the … Continue reading

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Accident in Oviedo, Florida – Wrong Way Driver Hits Van with Children Passengers

Near Oviedo, FLorida, it was reported that there was an automobile accident involving a wrong way driver and a van with children in it. Tragically, the wrong way driver died as a result of this Florida automobile accident. The occupants of the van including the children were injured as a result of this accident. The automobile accident was reported to take place at approximately 1:00 a.m. on State Road 417 north of the State Road 434 exit. Following road signs and directions can prevent accidents like these. If you are not familiar with an area, make sure that you are … Continue reading

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Automobile Accident in Starke, Florida Leads to Serious Personal Injuries of Keystone Heights Woman

Mary E. Leduc, a 65-year-old woman of Keystone Heights, was critically injured after a crash that occurred early one morning in Starke, Florida. Leduc sustained critical personal injuries and was hospitalized at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Leduc, who was driving a 2005 Jeep sports utility vehicle, made a right turn from a private driveway onto the outside, Douthbound lane of U.S. 201. As Leduc was turning onto U.S. 301, Charles M. Milton, 62, of Gainesville, was driving a tractor/trailer behind Leduc. Milton moved into the inside lane to pass … Continue reading

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Bicyclist Suffers Serious Personal Injuries in Hit and Run Accident in Ocala, Florida

A bicyclist was recently injured in a hit-and-run and was reported in serious but stable conditions at Shands of the University of Florida. Florida Highway Patrol troopers believe that they now know the type of vehicle that struck the bicyclist on his way home. Louis P. Rateau’s Mongoose bicycle was hit and destroyed on State Road 40 and Southwest 41st Street. Rateau was removed from the scene and transported by helicopter to Shands in critical condition. Authorities believe that Rateau’s bicycle was hit by a dark-colored 1999 or 2001 Ford F-250 or F-350 type pickup truck. The truck is missing … Continue reading

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Florida State University (FSU) Freshman (De’Erick McCray) Dies in Gadsden County, Florida

De’Erick McCray, an 18-year-old student at Florida State University, was tragically killed in a 2-car accident in Gadsden County, Florida. The fatal accident occurred on the first day of the Spring 2011 semester. During his lifetime at Florida State University, McCray was very involved with the Black Student Union (BSU). The ambitious student was on BSU’s athletics committee and participated in its fall pageant, in which he won title of Mr. BSU. As of now, no accident report has been released by officials. However, the incident did occur around 6:20 p.m. on the corner of High Bridge and Joe Adams … Continue reading

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Serious Rear End Accident with Semi Tractor Trailer Reported on U.S. 1 in St. Augustine / Jacksonville Florida

A 22-year-old resident of St. Augustine, Florida, was sent to the hospital in critical condition after he slammed into the back of a semitrailer on U.S. 1. The 22-year-old was identified as Taylor Strunk. According to a local news article, Strunk was driving northbound on U.S. 1 behind the semitrailer around 8:40 a.m. The semi began to slow down for a traffic signal and Strunk failed to do the same in time to avoid the truck. The front of Strunk’s 2008 Nissan sedan rear-ended the back of the semi and traveled 154 feet before coming to a final rest in … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Home from Burglars – Tips to Make Others Think Someone Is At Home

In Florida and other States, residents frequently take trips or vacations to Disney World, the beach, and other areas. When a person or family leaves a home unoccupied, it sometimes can be very inviting to burglars. This is especially true when it appears that the house is empty and available for ransacking and looting. The website located at Home Alarm Monitoring – Guide to Home Alarm Monitoring Service has a good article titled 10 Tricks to Make Burglars Think Someone Is Home. The implementation of some of these recommendations can help deter some burglars from breaking into your house.

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