Monthly Archives: August 2011

Florida Traffic Laws – What Is the Duty of a Driver Approaching or Entering Intersections?

“Intersection” is defined, by Florida Statutes, as the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two highways which join one another at, or approximately at, right angles; or the are within which vehicles traveling upon different highway joining at any other angle may come into conflict. See Florida Statute section 316.003(17)(a). Intersections are common places for Florida drivers to be involved in automobile crashes. Therefore Florida drivers should take extra precaution and care when entering or approaching intersections. Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.121 – Vehicles Approaching or Entering Intersections, establishes certain … Continue reading

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MacClenny, Florida Automobile Accidents Causes Death of Maria Chancelor and Serious Personal Injuries to Michael Currier

A 34-year-old woman from Texas was killed in a accident while driving on State Road 8 at the intersection with Interstate 10. Maria Chancelor, of Nederland, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene. Chancelor’s passenger, 35-year-old Michael Currier, of Fayetteville, Tennessee, sustained critical personal injuries as a result of the automobile accident. Currier was transported to Shands Medical Center in Jacksonville in critical condition. According to Florida Highway Patrol state troopers neither Chancelor nor Currier was wearing a seat belt. Investigators stated Chancelor’s vehicle spun off the entrance ramp to I-10, onto the grass shoulder and finally into oncoming traffic … Continue reading

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Hit and Run Accident in Seminole Florida Ends Life of 36 Year Old Bicyclist (Charles Long)

A man who was recently killed in a hit-and-run accident in Seminole County, Florida, has been identified as 36-year-old Charles Long. Long’s body was lying in a grassy shoulder along Monroe Road for nearly two hours before he was found. He rode his bicycle to work everyday, a 14-mile trip from DeBary to Lake Mary and back. Long was employed as a dishwasher at a pizza restaurant. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Long was traveling north in the outside, southbound lane of Monroe Road in Sanford, Florida, near U.S. Highway 17-92 when he was struck by a pickup truck … Continue reading

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Florida Traffic Laws – What Are the Restrictions on Using Limited Access Roadways?

Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.091 – Limited Access Facilities; Interstate Highways; Use Restricted, establishes limitations, restrictions and other prohibitions to the access and use of certain facilities and interstate highways. 1. No person shall drive a vehicle onto or from any limited access roadway. EXCEPTION: Unless such entrances and exists are established by public authority. 2. No person shall operate upon a limited access facility any bicycle, motor-driven cycle, animal-drawn vehicle, or any other vehicle which by its design or condition is incompatible with the safe and expedient movement of traffic. … Continue reading

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Florida Traffic Laws – What Is the Duty of a Driver Attempting a Left Hand Turn?

Making a turn may seem like a simple, mundane driving task. However, many traffic crashes occur because of drivers who make incorrect, illegal, and / or unsafe turns. Pursuant to Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.122 – Vehicle Turning Left, drivers turning or intending to turn left must yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction, or vehicles lawfully passing on the left of the turning vehicle. Below are some tips Florida Drivers should follow when making or attempting to make turns, especially left-hand turns: 1. Use your turn … Continue reading

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Florida Traffic Laws – What Is the Duty of a Driver Approaching a Stop Intersection?

Pursuant to >Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.123 – Vehicle Entering Stop of Yield at Intersection, a Florida driving approaching posted stop or yield must, in obedience with such sign, slow down to a reasonable speed for the existing conditions and, if required for safety to stop their vehicle before entering the crosswalk or intersection. In Florida car accident cases, as a general rule, any car that is approaching an intersection or crosswalk shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle or pedestrian that is already in or at the intersection. – If … Continue reading

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Florida Traffic Laws – What Is the Duty of a Driver at a Four Way Stop Intersection?

Pursuant to >Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.123 – Vehicle Entering Stop of Yield at Intersection, a Florida driving approaching posted stop or yield must, in obedience with such sign, slow down to a reasonable speed for the existing conditions and, if required for safety to stop their vehicle before entering the crosswalk or intersection. In Florida car accident cases, as a general rule, any car that is approaching an intersection or crosswalk shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle or pedestrian that is already in or at the intersection. – If … Continue reading

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Florida Traffic Laws – What Is the Duty of a Driver Approaching a Yield Sign?

Pursuant to Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.123 – Vehicle Entering Stop of Yield at Intersection, a Florida driving approaching posted stop or yield must, in obedience with such sign, slow down to a reasonable speed for the existing conditions and, if required for safety to stop their vehicle before entering the crosswalk or intersection. In Florida car accident cases, as a general rule, any car that is approaching an intersection or crosswalk shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle or pedestrian that is already in or at the intersection. Below are … Continue reading

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Automobile Accident on Powers Avenue (Jacksonville, Florida) Leads to Death and Personal Injuries

A man who was recently killed after he was struck by a BMW has been identified by Jacksonville, Florida, police as 42-year-old Samir Masil. Masil was killed after he was hit by a BMW driven by 18-year-old Amer Osmanovic. The incident occurred at the intersection of Powers Avenue and Toledo Road. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Osmanovic was driving his BMW south on Powers Avenue a little after 6:00 p.m. when he veered off the road, hit a pole, spun out of control and eventually collided with three people, a parked vehicle and a food stand. The food stand … Continue reading

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Water Scooter Accident Causes Serious Injuries at Nudist Resort in Osecola County, Florida

A couple sustained personal injuries after a crash involving a water scooter near Cypress Cove Nudist Resort in Osceola County, Florida. According to emergency workers, the couple hit a sea wall while riding the scooter near the resort around 7:45 p.m. Eyewitnesses told authorities they believed the scooter was traveling at a rate near 40 mph when the crash occurred. The couple, a man and a woman, both 62-years-old, were transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center by helicopter. The man had two broken arms, as well as a laceration on his head. The woman was treated and eventually released from … Continue reading

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