Florida Highway Patrol officers are often called to chaotic scenes when motor vehicle collisions occur on the turnpike. Not so common is having such an incident involve a pedestrian, as people on Florida's Turnpike are usually inside their vehicles. On a recent Tuesday morning, however, a fatal personal injury occurred when a car crashed into a person on foot.
Anyone who has ever navigated Florida highways knows how stressful it can be. No matter how alert and cautious a driver might be, if another motorist is negligent, it can be disastrous. A personal injury situation occurred recently when two vehicles on state road 429 collided.
In Florida and some other states, public transportation buses often have bike racks on their front ends. A man who was about to board a bus in Junction City recently had no way of knowing that he was experiencing the final hours of his life when he secured his bicycle on the rack. Sadly, the man never got to take his seat on the bus because a vehicle suddenly careened across a traffic lane and struck the bus head-on, as well as the man who was caught in between the two vehicles. The driver of the vehicle also suffered personal injury.
No matter how cautious and alert a Florida motorist happens to be, if a nearby driver is negligent, it can lead to disaster. Personal injury (which in many cases, proves fatal) is often the result of distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or outright reckless behavior at the wheel. While preliminary investigations did not reveal the exact cause, a recent tragedy suggests something was awry moments before a head-on collision occurred.
Following Hurricane Michael, many electricians and other workers traveled to Florida from other locations throughout the country to aid in the recovery efforts in areas that were devastated by the storm. Among the workers were three electricians, two of whom had been away from their families and community for approximately two weeks when tragedy struck. All three were killed when a suspected drunk driver hit them.
Florida sparkling water consumers really have no way of knowing what is in the products they drink other than by reading the ingredient list on the label. A class action lawsuit has been filed in another state because a group of consumers believes that they purchased a product that was supposed to have all-natural ingredients. They say not only is that a false statement but the products in question caused personal injury.
There are times when driving along scenic Florida roadways can be a pleasant way to spend a day. However, if a negligent or reckless driver is nearby, an otherwise uneventful trip can quickly turn tragic. A recent Tuesday in Lakeland was just such a day when not one personal injury but several fatal ones occurred in a multiple vehicle accident.
An accident recently occurred in Florida that has prompt a sheriff's investigation. That's because it involved a 30-year-old deputy from the department. He suffered personal injury in the collision, though his injuries were listed as minor when he was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The other person involved happened to be the brother of the Dodgers former baseball coach, Tommy Lasorda.
Many Florida motorists, especially those who are inexperienced drivers, run into problems on the road if they overcorrect their steering after veering too close to the shoulder of the road. While not entirely uncommon, this type of erratic maneuver can cause serious collisions. In fact, that seems to be what happened in a recent multi-vehicle tragedy.
Car crashes that result in the death of a young person may affect the person's family and friends as well as the community in which he or she lived. After a serious crash in Florida that resulted in several individuals suffering from personal injury, family members and friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help take care of the medical costs and other bills caused by the crash. The authorities are also asking any others with information about the crash to contact them.