Monthly Archives: November 2011

Man (George Crawford) Hit in Motorized Wheelchair on State Road 228 im Macclenny (Baker County) Florida

In Macclenny (Baker County) Florida, an automobile accident was reported by the Baker County Press Website. It was reported that a man (George Crawford) was hit while he was travelling in his motorized wheelchair on State Road 228. The wheelchair / automobile accident took place near Barber Road in the area of the local Wal-Mart. The force of the collision / impact ejected Mr. Crawford from his motorized wheelchair. The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident and will complete a report / traffic investigation as to the cause and preventability of this incident. See Man in … Continue reading

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Automobile Accidents Results in Death of Passenger (Tiffany Manzano) and DUI Conviction of Driver (Milton Lee Minier)

The Associated Press reported that a driver (Milton Lee Minier – age 25) was sentenced to a prison term of 10 years for a DUI accident that resulted in the death of the passenger (Tiffany Manzano – age 21) in the vehicle. It was reported that Mr. Minier’s blood alcohol level (BAL) was documented at .185 which is over twice the legal limit of .08 in the State of Florida. See DUI Sentenced Handed Down in Duval County (Jacksonville) Florida. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can and does lead to serious personal injuries and in cases like the one above … Continue reading

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School Bus Reportedly Failed to Stop at Red Light – Crash Leads to Death of George E. Potter, III (Santa Rosa County, Florida)

In Florida and other States, an automobile accident with a School Bus can result in serious personal injuries and, in some automobile accidents, death. It is important for school bus drivers to obey traffic signals, posted speed limits, traffic signs, and traffic and road conditions. A fatal automobile / school bus accident was reported in Santa Rosa County, Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene and reported that George E. Potter, III was killed after a bus with the Santa Rosa County School District ran a stop light. See Florida Highway Patrol Reports that Man Died as a … Continue reading

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Semi Truck (Logging Truck) Rear Ends Vehicle Driven by Bunnell Florida Woman (Theresa M. Woodfin)

The Florida Times Union recently reported on a fatal accident that took place in Flagler County, Florida. Theresa Woodfin was driving a Buick on Florida 100 when she slowed down to make a left hand turn to County Road 2005. A semi truck (logging truck) was behind Theresa Woodfin but unfortunately failed to stop to allow her the time and distance to safely make her turn. As a result, there was a fatal rear end accident that ended the life of Theresa Woodfin who was only 28 years old at the time of the accident. See Fatal Trucking Accident Reported … Continue reading

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What Damages Are Recoverable in a Florida Motorcycle Accident for Injury Victims?

In Florida, a motorcyclist / biker, who is injured in a motorcycle accident, will be entitled to seek damages for economic and non-economic losses. What are Economic Damages in a Motorcycle Accident Case? Economic damages include the following: *Past Medical Bills; *Future Medical Bills; *Past Wage Loss: *Future Wage Loss; and *Loss of Future Earning Ability. What are Non-Economic Damages in a Motorcycle Accident Case? Non-economic damages include the following: *Past Physical Pain and Suffering; *Future Physical Pain and Suffering; *Past Mental Pain and Suffering; and *Future Mental Pain and Suffering. With respect to Economic Damages,there are typical exact numbers … Continue reading

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Fatal Automobile – Pick Up Truck Accident Reported in Polk County, Florida

In Polk County, Florkda, a fatal automobile accident was reported that involved two pick up trucks/ The crash took place just before 7:00 p.m. in Lake Hamilton, Florida. One pick up truck had apparently turned into the path of another pick up truck. See Two People Killed and Others Suffer Personal Injuries in Polk County, Florida. Many Florida automobile accidents can be avoided if drivers obey the posted speed limit zones, traffic signals and road signs. Accidents can also be avoided if drivers limit driver distractions. See Florida Traffic Rules, Laws, and Regulations – Frequently Asked Questions.

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Serious Automobile / Semi Truck Accident Reported in Marion County, Florida

In Marion County, Florida, a serious automobile accident / semi truck accident was reported by the Florida Highway Patrol. The accident involved an automobile driven by an elderly Florida driver and a semi truck driver. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that the trucker was unable to stop as the driver of the automobile was making a turn. See Marion County Florida Crash Leads to Serious Personal Injuries. In Florida,it is important that drivers follow the various rules and regulations that are in place. See Florida Traffic Rules and Regulations – Frequently Asked Questions.

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Pedestrian Death Reported on Orange Blossom Trail in Kissimmee Florida

In Florida, pedestrians are at risk for personal injuries, and, in some instances, death when a driver veers off a roadway and into an area occupied by a pedestrian. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a pedestrian was hit by a van that had veered off of Orange Blossom Trail. The death of the pedestrian, identified only a a 24 year old woman from Kissimmee, Florida, is certainly a tragic loss for her family, friends, and the community. See Pedestrian Hit and Dies from Automobile Accident Related Injuries in Kissimmee Florida. It is important for drivers to follow and obey … Continue reading

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Carbon Monoxide Exposure Leads to Hospitalization in Orange County Florida

In Orange County, Florida, it was reported that four people were exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning at an apartment complex. The complications caused by the carbon monoxide poisoning required medical care and treatment with a hospitalization. See Four People Hospitalized in Central Florida with Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning can lead to serious personal injuries and, in some instances, the death of unsuspecting victims. The problems and dangers associated with carbon monoxide poisoning are amplified by the fact that carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that enters a person’s respiratory system instead of oxygen.

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident Reported in Seminole County, Florida

In Florida, motorcyclists enjoy the roads and scenery throughout the State. On most rides, the motorcyclist and passenger arrive safely at their destination. Unfortunately, on some rides, the motorcyclist and passenger suffer serious personal injuries and, in some accidents, death. The Orlando Sentinel reported on one such Florida motorcycle accident in which a motorcyclist rear ended the back of a vehicle which, in turn, lead to the death of the biker and the passenger. See Two Motorcyclists Die in Rear End Collision With Vehicle in Seminole County. When riding motorcycles or driving vehicles on the roads and highways in the … Continue reading

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