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What to do After a Pedestrian Injury Takes Place

Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents in Florida frequently involve pedestrians. In fact, according to a 2017 report by the Governors Highway Safety Association GHSA Florida ranked second in the nation for pedestrian deaths. Additionally, Florida has consistently been found to be one of the most unsafe places for pedestrians. Some of the reasons for these accidents could be distracted driving, a lack of safe sidewalk areas, and even the pedestrian’s failure to observe crosswalk signals or...

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Keith 1/10/2020 Comments(0)

Draper Law Office, Positively Osceola, and the School District of Osceola County Join in Celebrating Extraordinary Teachers & Professional Support Staff

With the 2019 school year well under way, it was once again time to recognize some of the amazing teachers and professional support staff that touch the lives of so many students everyday in the School District of Osceola County. For the fourth year, Charlie Draper of Draper Law Office, along with Dr. Debra Pace, Superintendent of the school district, and Positively Osceola, began visiting schools with a mission of thanking teachers and support staff that go above and beyond In order to bring th...

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Keith 12/4/2019 Comments(0)

City of Kissimmee's Festival of Lights Parade Now Accepting Registrations

Candy Land is the theme for this year’s Kissimmee Festival of Lights Parade, and it’s time to register if you or your group wants to be a part of all the fun! The City of Kissimmee has opened registration for the Dec. 14 parade down Broadway. The fun begins just after dark at 7 p.m. but attendees should arrive to get one of the better curbside viewing spots . The Parade is an annual tradition that is perfect for the whole family. Applications for the parade and Grand Mars...

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Keith 11/17/2019 Comments(0)

A Child and Two Adults Hurt After Van Crashes into Lynx bus stop in Orlando

A child and two adults were hurt Friday morning when a car went off the road and crashed directly into a Lynx bus stop in Orlando. It took place around 7:40 a.m. on Silver Star Road, near North Powers Drive in Pine Hills. Florida Highway Patrol said the car was going eastbound on Silver Star Road when it went off the road and hit the bus stop. The FHP said the child was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital, and the adults were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center. The victims’ injuries were...

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Keith 11/15/2019 Comments(0)

Delayed Injuries After a Car Accident

When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident , everything can happen in a matter of seconds. Drivers and their passengers seldom have time to brace for the impact and may not even see the collision coming before it occurs. Often during and directly after the accident the people involved have elevated adrenaline levels which can inhibit sensations such as pain to the point they may not know they are hurt. Additionally, it is not uncommon for some who has been through the trauma of a car acci...

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Keith 11/15/2019 Comments(0)

KVLS Holds Annual Food Drive to Help End Senior Hunger in Osceola County

As the holiday season draws nearer, so does the urgency to ensure that those in need are cared for... specifically the seniors in the community. Often the last to reach out for help, the senior citizens in Osceola County can sometimes find the holiday season filled with loneliness, financial stress, and hunger, but the community can help! Thankfully, organizations like the Osceola Council On Aging have a mission to end senior hunger, bring assistance and restoration to those in need, and to serv...

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Keith 11/12/2019 Comments(0)

Six Students in Orlando Taken to Hospital after Driver Crashes into School Bus

Six students were taken to a hospital with minor injuries Monday morning in Orlando after a driver crashed into a school bus while trying to pass it on the left side as it slowed down to make a turn, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The crash was reported shortly before 8:15 a.m. near East Colonial Drive and North Chickasaw Trail. Investigators said the bus driver slowed and began to turn left onto Smathers Avenue. The driver of the car tried to pass the bus, but the front right part of her car ...

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Keith 11/11/2019 Comments(0)

Hand-Held Phone Ban While Driving in Work and School Zones

A new, strengthened Florida law went into affect Oct. 1 — allowing police officers to begin pulling drivers over for using their handheld cellular phone while driving in a designated school crossing, school zone or active work zone area. In those areas, only using hands-free options will be allowed. The message from the Florida Highway Patrol is a strong one — you can’t have the phone in your hand. At all. Officers will issue warnings until January 1, at which point the ...

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Keith 10/3/2019 Comments(0)

Florida Troopers Arrest Wrong Way Driver for DUI Manslaughter

On September 19, 2019 Corporal Kris Neutzling of the Florida Highway Patrol traffic homicide, arrested 32-year old Jason Ray Torrens for DUI Manslaughter. Mr. Torrens was booked into the Orange County Jail after turning himself in at FHP Headquarters. The arrest comes after an eight-month investigation into a fatal traffic crash that occurred at 1:20am on January 29, 2019 on SR 528 near SR 417. Mr. Torrens had been traveling eastbound when he made a U-turn in his Dodge Journey and began travelin...

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Keith 9/19/2019 Comments(0)

Children with Special Needs and Divorce

Parents of children with special needs have all the responsibilities which come with being a parent and those required to meet their child’s unique requirements. Often caring for their children needs means being a diligent advocate for their medical care, education, and therapeutic services. When families in this situation are faced with divorce, there will be additional concerns when it comes to planning for their child’s needs. Time-Sharing In Florida, how parents spend time with t...

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Keith 9/19/2019 Comments(0)


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