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Lee County -Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash between a sport utility vehicle and Lee County School bus has left one person in serious condition. The crash took place Monday afternoon as an SUV driver by a 17-year-old boy was traveling with excessive speed in the left lane of Lee Boulevard heading east, approaching the intersection with Olympia Point Boulevard. Also riding in the SUV driven by the 17-year-old, was a 15-year-old male passenger. As the SUV traveled toward the intersection, a Lee County School bus driven by a 53-year-old man from Lehigh Acres was on Olympia Point Boulevard preparing…
There is nothing more terrible that can happen to a Florida Suncoast resident than the loss of a loved one well before their time. It is even more traumatic if that death was a needless one, caused by someone else’s carelessness. When that kind of death occurs, even if it was an accident and not a crime, the law is on the side of the surviving family. Wrongful death lawsuits are ways for families to compensation, in the form of financial “damages” back from the people or organization responsible. But what does compensation mean in this sense? Here are the…
Road rage is rampant in Florida. In fact, it is rated as the state with the highest number of road rage incidents in the United States three years in a row. Road rage is extremely dangerous and causes severe auto accidents every year. If you’ve been in a car accident as a result of road rage, it’s important to know what steps to take to protect yourself. Here is what you need to know. What Is The Difference Between Road Rage And Aggressive Driving? People often mistake road rage and aggressive driving as the same thing. However, they are not…
NOKOMIS -Florida Highway Patrol announced a cyclist has died after being hit by a car Friday evening. The crash happened as a 52-year-old man from Sarasota was riding a bicycle on U.S. 41, heading east, attempting to cross all four lanes of traffic near the intersection with Spanish Lakes Boulevard in Nokomis. As the cyclist attempted to cross US 41, a 32-year-old man from Venice was driving a car heading northbound on US 41 approaching the intersection with Spanish Lakes Boulevard. At 10:25:00 PM, the driver from Venice encountered the bicyclist from Sarasota and failed to see the cyclist in…
Springtime has come to Southwest Florida and this means tourist season is upon the region once again. Families will travel from all over the world to visit world famous Florida beaches, amusement parks, and landmarks, and this means quite a number of unfamiliar out of towners on local roads. With more drivers on the roads comes more accidents and it’s important to know what to do if you’ve been in an accident involving a Florida tourist. Florida is one of the most visited states in the United States, with more than 130 million tourists coming for a visit during the…
MANATEE COUNTY – Florida Highway Patrol announced one person died after the car they were traveling in caught fire as a result of a crash in Bradenton Thursday evening. The deadly crash took place as a 38-year-old man from Bradenton was driving a sedan with an, as of yet unidentified passenger, heading north on 27th Street East south of the intersection with 26th Avenue East. At 8:06:00 PM, for reasons unknown the sedan swerved off the roadway and crashed through a fence, then struck a pedestrian crosswalk sign, before finally colliding with a utility pole. After crashing into the utility…
Rollover accidents are some of the most devastating accidents experienced on Southwest Florida roads. Typically caused by traveling at high rates of speed, failing to navigate a curve in the roadway, or driving too quickly in wet conditions, these accidents can lead to a number of injuries. While many rollover accidents are single vehicle accidents caused by a driver’s own negligence an impact at a high rate of speed or a driver drifting into another lane can lead to rollover accidents as well. Regardless of the cause of the accident catastrophic injuries can still be experienced. Some of the most…
In an ideal world, a person who has been involved in a Southwest Florida auto accident will be able to file a simple claim with their insurance provider and in a timely manner receive a settlement that covers their damages. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world. Insurance companies are companies first, and in a no-fault state like Florida this often means looking after their bottom line first before their clients’ full needs. When an insurance provider finds a weak spot in your story or the events following your accident, claims adjusters won’t hesitate to take advantage if it…
Florida is the sunshine state and is a popular tourist destination because of the beaches, the attractions, and so much more. Each year, more and more people flock to this state on their hunt for a warm-weather destination. Unfortunately, some of these tourists may become injured due to several unforeseen accidents while they are on vacation. So, what do you do as a tourist when you have been injured out of state? Read on to find out. The Steps The steps you take following an out-of-state injury are very similar to the steps you would take if you were injured…
SARASOTA – Florida Highway Patrol announced two people were seriously injured in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 Monday afternoon. The Crash occurred as a 35-year old man from Bradenton was driving a sedan heading south in the right lane of I-75, north of Clark Road. Also traveling south near the sedan was a pickup truck driven by a 60-year-old man from Sarasota with a 68-year-old woman from Bradenton. As the two vehicles headed south on I-75, a semi-tractor trailer driven by a 38-year-old man from Land O Lakes Florida was in northbound I-75 heading north in the center lane…