The statistics surrounding auto-pedestrian accidents are grim. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2010, statistics show that every two hours on average nationwide a pedestrian is killed in an accident with an automobile. Specifically, the Orlando Sentinel reported that in the state of Florida, approximately 40 to 70 people lost their lives annually in pedestrian accidents from 2007 to 2012. Unfortunately, this is exactly what happened recently to one middle school student.
Drunk driving is a well-known public health concern, one that most people in Florida are aware of. Nevertheless, there are those individuals who think they are above it all, and get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol. Unfortunately, the results of such rash decisions could be utterly catastrophic.
Police are investigating an accident involving a 20-year-old Florida woman who may have been driving while intoxicated. The accident occurred when the woman drove the wrong way on the expressway and collided with a car carrying two other women.
In many situations, victims of motor vehicle accidents can recover for the injuries they suffered even if they were partly at fault. One recent example is that of a Florida bus driver who was injured while on the job at Walt Disney World.
Biking to school is a rite of passage enjoyed by many children in Florida. It is often an important step towards growth and independence. Unfortunately, it only takes a moment of inattention or a failure to drive cautiously around children for a bicycle accident to occur.
The high speeds of an interstate combined with congested traffic and possible road debris have a potential to turn any car accident into a catastrophe. This is especially true when an automobile weighing 3,000 pounds or more collides with a smaller vehicle, such as a motorcycle.
A person's daily commute to and from work is usually an uneventful point in their day. Sadly, car accidents can occur at any time of the day leading to injuries or in the worst of circumstances, death.
When a person is injured in a car accident, medical bills and other expenses related to the accident quickly mount. When this happens, victims of car accidents in Florida may turn to the courts for compensation from the crash.
There is nothing so wonderful as two young people falling in love. That was certainly the case for one deaf couple that met while in school in Northern Florida. Sadly, tragedy struck when the 19-year-old woman and her 24-year-old boyfriend were killed by a hit-and-run driver.
No matter how carefully motorists in Florida drive, they can still become victims of a car accident caused by a negligent driver. Accidents involving an 80,000 pound fully-loaded semi-truck can be especially catastrophic.
Florida's mild year-round temperatures make riding a motorcycle a common and enjoyable activity. Unfortunately, when other drivers are not aware of motorcycles in their vicinity they could cause an accident that injures or kills the motorcyclist.