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Tesla driver crashes into FHP patrol car and disabled vehicle, claims autopilot feature was on

By Draper Law Office |

A disabled Mercedes SUV and a stopped Florida Highway patrol car were both struck by a Tesla on I-4 in downtown Orlando recently. After the collision, the Tesla driver told troopers her autopilot feature was on and must have malfunctioned. When a Tesla’s autopilot is on it is designed to stay in its lane,… Read More »

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red Light Running

More than 2.8 million drivers ran red lights in 2020, it has to stop!

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Red lights can be frustrating. At times it seems like traffic lights know you’re getting close and so they change to yellow and then quickly to red just to frustrate you. And of course, it typically happens when you are running late. Are you someone who races through a yellow light even though you… Read More »

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Hit-and-run crash in Orange County leaves one dead, two others injured, FHP says

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A recent Orange County Florida hit-and-run crash left one person dead and two injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. A Ford pick-up truck was driving south on Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando when the driver tried to make a left turn onto Doss Avenue, driving directly into the path of an Acura traveling… Read More »

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Car Crash

Twenty five percent of all vehicle crashes in Florida are hit-and-run

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Nearly 25 percent of all crashes in Florida involve a hit-and-run. Most hit-and-run crashes only result in property damage, but tragically, hit-and-run crashes can also be deadly. The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has initiated a “Stay at the Scene” campaign which aims to reduce the number of hit-and-run crashes in Florida by… Read More »

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More vehicles are back on the road, and remember, pedestrians have the right of way

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In April, when the term “quarantine” was a thing and most of us were under stay-at-home orders, most roads were much quieter when it came to car traffic. It was a great time for those who choose to ride a bike or walk our urban areas. In short, it was a great time for… Read More »

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Florida Motorcycle Safety and Accident Prevention

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You probably have seen a popular bumper sticker which reads “Pay attention: Motorcycles are Everywhere!” When it comes to Florida roads, that statement is a big deal. According to recent studies, 20 percent of all motor vehicle deaths on Florida roads take place on motorcycles. The report also found that Florida had the most… Read More »

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Delayed Injuries After a Car Accident

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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… Read More »

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

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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… Read More »

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What to do when your Uber Driver Causes an Accident

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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… Read More »

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What to do after a Blocking Accident

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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… Read More »

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