Monthly Archives: October 2011

Crash into Fire Truck on I 295 Reported in Jackonville Florida

In Jacksonville Florida and other cities, it is important for drivers to pay attention to road conditions and traffic especially when there are emergency vehicles / Fire Rescue vehicles at the scene of an accident or responding to the scene of an accident. It was reported in Jacksonville, Florida (Mandarin Area) that a vehicle crashed into the back of a fire truck. The vehicle (a pick up truck) had three occupants all of which were transported to a hospital for evaluation and treatment of personal injuries suffered in this automobile accident. See Crash into Fire Truck Backs Up Track on … Continue reading

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Boating / Propeller Accident Reported at Elliott Key – Man Suffers Fatal Personal Injuries

In the State of Florida and off the coast lines of the State of Florida, people enjoy boating and diving. In most instances, boating is enjoyable and fills the day with sunshine and fun. Unfortunately, Florida has its share of boating tragedies, personal injuries, and, yes, deaths. It was reported that a man fell off of a yacht at Elliott Key, Florida and into the propellers. What a tragic and disturbing end to a life which just prior to the incident was spent with friends on a yacht. It was reported by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission that … Continue reading

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Motorcyclist in Jacksonville Florida Suffers Serious Personal Injuries in Crash on Yellow Bluff Road

It can be quite dangerous for motorcyclists / bikers travelling the roads and highways of Florida. Jacksonville (Florida) Fire and Rescue reported that a motorcyclist was recently hospitalized with life threatening personal injuries. The motorcycle crash was reported on the Northside of Jacksonville on Yellow Bluff Road. Due to the severity of the personal injuries sustained by this biker, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Homicide Division will be investigating the cause and preventability of this motorcycle / automobile accident. See Motorcycle Accident Reported in Jacksonville, Florida. Whether a person is operating a motorcycle, automobile, truck, bicycle or other vehicle, it is … Continue reading

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Hit and Run Accident Reported in Altamonte Springs Florida

A tragic hit and run accident was reported in Altamonte Springs Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of this Central Florida automobile / pedestrian accident. It was reported that a 23 year old person suffered fatal personal injuries and 16 year old suffered personal injuries as a result of the automobile accident. There was an eyewitness who saw a vehicle flee the scene. The Florida Highway Patrol and local law enforcement will investigate this incident to determine the vehicle and driver involved. See Hit and Run Automobile / Pedestrian Accident Reported in Altamonte Springs, Florida. It is … Continue reading

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Helping People Kick or Avoid the Bad Habit of Tobacco

The Northeast Florida AHEC – New Directions in Community Health – works to educate the public including families and children about the dangers and health risks of tobacco. Tobacco has been proven to cause serious health problems and literally kills thousands of people every year. Tobacco, whether in the form of cigarette, cigar, dip, tobacco patches, and even dissolvable tobacco tabs are all dangerous. Tobacco companies are quite adept at marketing, packaging, and advertising their products. Don’t be fooled by a new package or delivery of the dangerous substance / product known as tobacco. Go to the website www.northfloridaahec.org

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Charles Newman (Jacksonville, Florida) Found Dead While Diving in Big Pine Key, Florida

In Florida and other coastal States, driving trips are typically filled with adventure and fun. Some trips, however, end quite differently. It was recently reported that a Jacksonville man (Charles Newman) was found dead while diving from a boat in the Florida Keys (Big Pine Key). An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of the death of this man. Few details were offered in the initial news report of this incident. See Jacksonville Man Dies in Boating Accident. When adults and children are diving or otherwise engaged in swimming activities, safety measures should be taken to … Continue reading

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Driver Plows into Bus Stop Area in Pinellas County, Florida

In Pinellas County Florida and other locations, drivers, at times, are in a hurry to get from one place to another. Unfortunately, in an effort to make “good time” on a drive, accidents take place that result in personal injuries to innocent bystanders including those merely standing or waiting at a bus stop. In Pinellas County, Florida, it was repotted that a driver accelerated through an intersection, then jumped a curb, and then hit a bus bench where 5 people were waiting for a bus. See Five Suffer Personal Injuries When Driver Plows into Bus Stop Area. Drivers should do … Continue reading

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University of Central Florida Considering Alcohol Amnesty Program / Policy Following Alcohol Related Death of UCF Student

In Florida and other States, the combination of college “fun” and alcohol can prove to be very dangerous and deadly. The University of Central Florida is dealing with the aftermath and ripple effect of the death of college freshman -Ann Hefferin. Moving forward, University of Central Florida and its administration must decide what alcohol policy to follow and what measures will be taken to enforce it. Of course, there is no such thing as a perfect world or perfect system in which no further injuries or deaths result from the use or misuse of alcohol with respect to college students. … Continue reading

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Fatal Accident – Death of Bicyclist in Suwannee County Florida

A forty-nine year old bicyclist was struck by a truck and killed on US-129 n Suwannee county, Florida. Jimmie Rollison was riding his bicycle south bound on US-129 early in the morning when he was hit by a truck that was also heading southbound. The driver of the pick- up truck, 38 year old Brad Scarbourgh reported that his vision was impaired due to the early morning light conditions. Fog and smoke may have also played a part in this accident, as well as not enough light on the bicyclist. The truck struck the front of the bicycle. The impact … Continue reading

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Orlando Bicyclist Suffers Injuries in Hit and Run Accident on John Young Parkway

In Orlando and other Florida cities, it can be quite dangerous to be a bicyclists. Whether a person is biking for fun, recreation, exercise, or transportation, there are many dangers and risks to biking on or near Florida roads. Drivers should exercise due caution anytime that there is a bicyclist on or near the roadway. Common sense dictates that a bicycle is no match for a vehicle. Even the slightest impact or crash into a bicycle rider can have dire or life threatening injuries for the cyclists. It was reported in Orlando Florida that a bicyclist was hit by a … Continue reading

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