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Three Children Sustain Minor Injuries After School Bus is Struck by Pickup Truck in Orlando

Three minor injuries took place when a car struck a school bus from behind with 23 children aboard on Dean Road and Winder Trail in Orlando on Monday August 19th. 33-year-old Adriana Santiago was driving southbound on Dean Road, behind a school bus that was transporting 23 children from Arbor Ridge Elementary. The school bus was attempting to make a right turn onto Winder Road and when Santiago's dodge pickup truck struck the rear of the bus. According to Florida Highway Patrol, three of the chi...

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Keith 8/19/2019 Comments(0)

5-year-old Boy Drowns at Daytona Beach Water Park, Officials Say

A 5-year-old boy died on Saturday after drowning at the Daytona Lagoon Water Park in Daytona Beach, Florida, officials said. A spokesperson for Daytona Lagoon said the boy was taken to Halifax Hospital around 12:45 p.m. after he was found unresponsive in a wave pool. CPR was performed by lifeguards, but sadly the boy died on his way to the hospital, officials said. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family right now, said Tyler Currie, general manager of Daytona Lagoon in a social media post....

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Keith 8/5/2019 Comments(0)

SunRail Train Collides With Car in Orange County

A SunRail train struck a car in Orange County around 9:15pm on Friday night in the area of Oak Ridge Road and Orange Avenue. According to the driver, who is from out of state, his 2019 Ford got stuck on the tracks, but he was able to exit his 2019 Ford before the train crashed into it. Fortunately there were no reported injuries connected to the crash, and Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the incident. However, when these types of incidents take place, there can be questions t...

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Teen Fatally Struck by Car After Leaving Orlando McDonald's

An 18-year-old man was fatally struck by a car after leaving a McDonald's restaurant in Orlando, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said the man left the restaurant and attempted to cross the street at Orange Blossom Trail and La Quinta Drive around 1:15 a.m. when he was hit by a Chevy Camaro going south on Orange Blossom Trail. The man, whose name has not been released, was taken to a local hospital, where he later died, troopers said. According to the FHP, the man was ...

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Keith 7/31/2019 Comments(0)

Summertime in Central Florida Means More Swimming and the Need For Pool Safety Tips!

Summertime fun typically means more swimming time in pools, and that means pool safety becomes even more important! One of the most important safety tips to remember is that there’s no substitute for adult supervision when it comes to children and swimming pools. Important Pool Safety Tips: No matter the child’s age, or adult's age, adult supervision can help reduce injuries because of rough play or fatigue during swimming. Always maintain visual contact when...

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Keith 7/18/2019 Comments(0)

Local Organization Hopes to Reduce Pedestrian Deaths and Injuries

It's widely known that Central Florida is one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. With such rapid growth comes an increase in traffic accidents, injuries and deaths. Many of these unfortunate incidents are actually not car vs. car, but rather, car vs. pedestrian. "Best Foot Forward," an organization working to reduce pedestrian deaths and injuries has been working diligently to educate the public about Florida's yield laws. Currently the laws say this: #1. Drivers must yi...

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Keith 7/8/2019 Comments(0)

Common Pedestrian Injuries

Pedestrian activity can be found almost everywhere. The person may be busy shopper dashing through a parking lot, a jogger getting exercise on a trail, or someone walking down the street. While getting around on foot can be a great way to get around and get exercise, there is also the potential for today's pedestrian to be injured. The individual could be hurt by tripping and falling over an unseen hazard or even be hit by a negligent driver. Here are some common pedestrian injuries : So...

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What to do when your Uber Driver Causes an Accident

Today it is becoming increasingly popular to get around by calling for a ride from companies such as Uber or Lyft. By using these services, customers get the convenience of leaving their vehicle behind and letting someone else deal with driving and parking issues. However, ride service drivers can sometimes be responsible for collisions which end up hurting their passengers. For Florida passengers, there can be important considerations when their Uber driver causes an accident. Get Medical Care ...

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Slip and Fall Case Evidence

When you have a slip and fall accident, it can be extremely disorienting. One moment you are walking along and the next you are on the floor and in pain wondering what has just happened to you. When your accident takes place on property owned by another person or entity, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. However, to prove your case, you will need evidence. Fault or Negligence When you are trying to show that a property owner was negligent or at fault for your slip and fall, ...

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What to do after a Blocking Accident

When a tractor-trailer or semi-trailer are stopped or parked in the roadway or on the shoulder of the road you would think that would keep the vehicle from being involved in a collision. However, even when these large vehicles are inert, passenger vehicles can crash into them. These collisions, which are sometimes called blocking accidents can happen in different situations and in some cases, may have severe or even deadly consequences. When Blocking Accidents Commonly Occur A blocking accident ...

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