Monthly Archives: March 2011

SUV Hits 11 Year Old Pedestrian and Dog in Julington Creek (St. Johns County) Florida

A 16-year-old driver struck an 11-year-old pedestrian and his dog in Julington Creek, Florida. The 11-year-old was treated for minor personal injuries. However, the dog did not survive the collision. According to deputies at the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, the 16-year-old was driving a 2002 Lexus SUV, drifted from her lane and struck the dog and child. The driver, who was neither personally injured or speeding, received a citation for failure to use due care. For more read 11-year-old reportedly OK after being hit by Lexus SUV, dog killed in collision. Pedestrian accidents can be easily avoided in Florida … Continue reading

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ATV Rider – Fatal Crash in Pahokee, Florida – Dangers of ATV Riding in Florida

A 24-year-old man was tragically killed after the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) he was operating collided with a wire cable line in Pahokee, Florida. The man was identified by the Florida Highway Patrol as Jervenski Parker. The FHP confirmed that Parker was thrown from the ATV and landed in a drainage ditch. He was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. For more read ATV accident in Pahokee, Florida, kills 24-year-old man. ATVs can reach speeds of more than 50 mph, making them extremely dangerous devices. In April 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported ATVs … Continue reading

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Automobile Accident – Children Rescued from Vehicle by Jaws of Life

Three children miraculously escaped life-threatening injuries after being trapped inside a vehicle. The collision occurred in Oakland Park, Florida, it took 18 firefighters and two “jaws of life” rescue machines to get the children out. The incident occurred after a car carrying five people were struck by a wayward driver. The children, who were all sitting in the back seat, were pinned by the back panel and passenger seat. The third child, sitting in the middle of the back seat, was also unable to get out. One of the jaws of life was used to pull the metal apart, the … Continue reading

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Spring Break Trip for Students from Pittsburgh Turns Deadly – 1998 Land Rover SUV Rolls Over in Volusia County Florida

Florida is a Spring Break destination for many students enjoying break time from college and their studies. Many take road trips to and through Florida to stay at Florida motels, hotels, and resorts. Unfortunately and tragically, some visitors and guests to the State of Florida never make it to their destination but instead are in horrible automobile accidents. It was reported that a 1998 Land Rover SUV flipped over as the vehicle was travelling Southbound on Interstate 95. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that one person and three others were injured and transported to Halifax Medical Center. Jee Choi, from … Continue reading

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Three Deaths Reported in Automobile Accident in Suwannee County Florida

Three people were killed in a tragic 2-vehicle collision in Suwannee County, Florida. Among the fatalities were Oedis Walter Blanks, 69, or Lake City; Dorothy Lee Sherman, 53, of Harris Township, Michigan; and another passenger in Sherman’s car whose identity was not available but was also from Harris Township. The two-car collision occurred just before 11 a.m. at the intersection of Suwannee County roads 132 and 795. A media release by the Florida Highway Patrol revealed that Sherman was driving a 2008 Kia SUV on north C.R. 795, approaching the intersection of C.R. 132. Blanks was driving a 2008 Chevrolet … Continue reading

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Injuries Reported at Walt Disney World – Prince Charming Regal Carrousel Ride

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom recently issued its quarterly listing of guest injuries. The quarterly report revealed that some rides present dangers for the park’s elderly guests. A 77-year-old woman died in December 2010 after riding on the park’s Prince Charming Regal Carrousel. A second incident reported occurred on the same ride and also involved a woman over 70 years of age. In the second incident a 71-year-old woman fell and broke her hip and a shoulder after riding the Prince Charming attraction. Disney said in the woman who died in the first incident has a pre-existing heart condition. In … Continue reading

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Automobile Accidents and Tragic Jams on Interstate 95 in Duval and St. Johns County Florida

In a single day, police and paramedics responded to more than 10 accidents, 7 of which involved motorcyclists, on Interstate 95 and U.S. 1. The first accident occurred in St. Johns County and happened as early as 9 a.m. The accident involved a motorcyclist who had to be airlifted to Shands Jacksonville. Traffic from the accident was backed up almost as far as the Flagler County line. The second, fatal accident occurred just two hours later on U.S. 1 near the Duval County line. Police responded to the serious collision between two motorcycles. Lt. William Leeper, spokesman for the Florida … Continue reading

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Report by Lake County (Florida) Medical Examiner – Drowning of Central State University Athlete (Jasmine Crenshaw) Determined to be Accidental

An autopsy was performed on Central State University athlete – Jasmine Crenshaw – following the drowning incident at a Clermont resort. The medical examiner reported that the death was accidental in nature. The death and drowning of this college student came as quite a surprise to her teammates, the school, her friends, her family, and the community. She was a college athlete in peak shape and showed no signs of poor health or disease prior to the incident. There does not appear to be foul play or any criminal acts involved in the death of Jasmine Crenshaw. See Lake County … Continue reading

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Florida Law – Duty to Yield to the Public Transit Vehicles (Buses)

Under Section 316.0815, Florida Statutes of the State Uniform Traffic Control, a duty to yield to public transit vehicles is created. A Florida driver must yield the right-of-way to all publicly owned transit buses that are traveling in the same direction as the vehicle, which has signaled and is reentering traffic from a specifically designated pullout spot. However, this statute does not relieve any driver of a public transit vehicle from his or her duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the roadway. If you would like to see the specific language of the … Continue reading

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Central State University Athlete Drowns and Dies at Clermont (Florida) Resort

A drowning was recently reported in Central Florida involving a track athlete from Central State University in Ohio. Jasmine Crenshaw, age 22, ran at a track meet earlier in the day at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University which is located in Daytona Beach, Florida. At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night, Jasmine was seen in the resort’s lake at the Summer Bay Resort. Divers later found her body approximately 15 feet from the lake shore in approximately 8 feet of water. Detectives and forensic experts will conduct an investigation as to the cause and manner of death. It is unfortunate that a … Continue reading

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