Monthly Archives: September 2011

Woman Dies in Fruit Stand Automobile Accident at Moncrief Road and Edgewood Avenue – Jacksonville, Florida

A Jacksonville, Florida women was killed when a Lincoln Towncar ran a red light. The car veered off the road a struck a fruit stand. Witnesses at the scene reported that the car was driving unpredictably prior to running into the fruit stand, pinning the women under the car and critically injuring her husband. The women and husband were transported to the hospital. She was pronounced dead at the hospital. At the time that this story was first reported on the news and Internet, the husband was admitted to Shands Hospital in critical condition. Police believe that the driver may … Continue reading

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Motorcyclist (David Lloyd Rocky) Dies in Accident on U.S. 1 (Watch Out for Motorcycles)

Watch Out for Motorcycles! This is a bumper sticker seen on vehicles in North Florida and the rest of the State. Unfortunately, many automobile accident / motorcycle accidents lead to the death or serious personal injury of the motorcyclists. One such motorcycle accident was reported in Flagler County Florida on U.S. 1. The Florida Times Union reported that David Lloyd Rocky (age 67) was northbound on U.S. 1 when Julia Ann Tucker drove her Nissan XTerra from a stop sign to cross the highway and then proceed South. Mr. Rocky collided with the driver’s side door of the Nissan XTerra. … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Death Reported in Sanford, Florida

A 50 year old women was struck by a pick up truck and killed while crossing the street in Sanford, Florida. The pedestrian was attempting to cross US 17 in Sanford when she was struck by the truck that was heading Northbound. According to the police, the 50 year old, was not in the crosswalk when she was struck by the pick up truck. When driving a car always be aware of pedestrians. When driving a car you should yield the right of way to the pedestrians. Pedestrians should cross in the properly marked crosswalks. According to some reports, four … Continue reading

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Tragic Death of Rebecca Hawk Resulted from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

A 23 year old a Jacksonville , Florida Forrest High School graduate died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Rebecca Hawk and her roommate were found unconscious in their Tampa, Florida apartment. Both women were taken to a local hospital were Hawk was pronounced dead. Hawk’s roommate survived. Both Hawk and her roommate were sleeping when they were exposed to carbon monoxide. A 22 year old neighbor left his car running overnight for about 12 hours in a garage that was attached to Hawk’s bedroom. Carbon monoxide is a odorless and colorless gas that can kill in minutes. Several … Continue reading

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School Bus Accident Reported in Jacksonville Florida

Two Duval County (Jacksonville), Florida School Buses were in involved in an accident. Buses from the Jacksonville Charter School were transporting children home from school when one bus rear ended a car. The force of the automobile / bus accident pushed the car into the back of another bus. No students were injured, however the driver of the car was transported to a local hospital for observation. The extent of the injuries of the driver of the car was not reported. Millions of children ride school buses to school each day. It is important for drivers to obey the rules … Continue reading

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School Bus in Orange County Florida Hits Bicyclist

A 23 year old bicyclist was injured when he was struck by a Orange County, Florida school bus while riding East on Colonial Drive. The bicyclist was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center and is reported to be in stable condition. There were six students from University High school in Orlando, Florida on the school bus. According to a spokesperson from the Orange County School system, none of the students were injured. Florida is a State filled with bicyclists and pedestrians who travel on or near the roadways every day. It is important for all drivers to pay especially close … Continue reading

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Lane Change in Hillsborough County Leads to Death of Polk County Biker

A lane change on Interstate 4 in Hillsborough County caused the death of a Port Orange, Florida, motorcyclist. 63-year-old Charles Lewis Lee was driving westbound in the center lane near the Interstate 75 exit ramp. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Lee shifted his vehicle to the right to get to the exit. Lee reportedly changed lanes in front of a 70-year-old motorcyclist. The lane change caused the two vehicles to collide. Joseph Malette Glover of Haines City, Florida, was ejected from his motorcycle onto the road and struck the back of Lee’s car. Glover was pronounced dead at the … Continue reading

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Dangers of Texting and Driving – First Coast Women Speak Out

It is not news that texting while driving is not only dangerous, but deadly. Texting while driving is a nation-wide epidemic that is increasingly popular among children and teenagers. Stephanie Ando, a mother from Jacksonville, Florida and owner of Ando Insurance Services, has joined Allstate in its “X the TXT” program. “X the TXT” has teens pledge not to text and drive. Recently, Ando and her director of marketing, Karen Phillips took the program to Clay High School. Thumb rings embedded with the message “txtng klls” were given to students who made the pledge. Each pledging student also put their … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene Related Surf Blamed for Drowning of New Jersey Man North of Flagler Beach Florida

Hurricane season is here and in full effect. In fact, more storms hit Florida than any other state in the nation. September is a very active month for Hurricanes in Florida. These storms can be very dangerous and sometimes deadly. Recently, a man from New Jersey tragically died while swimming in rough surf at the tail-end of Hurricane Irene. 55-year-old James Palmer was at a beach just north of Flagler beach with is wife, daughter and son. Palmer went into the rough surf and his family eventually lost sight of him. An unidentified surfer spotted his body floating in the … Continue reading

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Teen Dies in Four Wheeler Accident in Putnam County, Florida

A young man from Ocala, Florida, tragically died after the four-wheeler he was driving crashed into a closed steel gate in Putnam County. According to the report by the Florida Highway Patrol, 18-year-old Douglas William Burguess was driving a 2003 Honda four-wheeler east on County Landfill Road; the crash occurred around 10:10 p.m. The impact ejected Burguess from the four-wheeler, he suffered personal injuries to his stomach and chest. Burguess was transported to Putnam Community Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. For more read 18-year-old Ocala man dies in four-wheeler crash. The death of this teen is a tragedy … Continue reading

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