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Ten Children Injured in School Bus Crash

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Few details were available about a wreck which involved a car and a St. Lucie Public School vehicle loaded with kids. The wreck occurred in Fort Pierce, near the intersection of Avenue O and North U.S. 1, shortly before school began for the day. Ambulances arrived at the scene to transport the victims, according… Read More »

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Scooter Crash Kills Stuart Man

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A rear-end collision on the Kanner Highway ended in tragedy for an 88-year-old Stuart man. According to the Florida Highway patrol, “for unknown reasons,” a Chrysler Pacifica rear-ended a Yamaha scooter as both were eastbound. First responders rushed both drivers to a nearby medical care facility. The Pacifica driver is expected to survive, but… Read More »

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Getting Around the Graves Amendment

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

As we approach the winter holidays, there will probably be lots of rented vehicles on the road. Typically, people who drive these cars are unfamiliar with the roads, so rented vehicle collisions are all too common. Under traditional negligent entrustment doctrine, owners are liable for damages if they allow incompetent drivers to use their… Read More »

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Fatal Motorcycle/Police Car Collision in Martin County

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A Port St. Lucie rider is dead after his bike collided with a Lauderhill Police Department officer who was investigating a report of two teens in a stolen car. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the officer and motorcyclist were both northbound on Interstate 95. The 47-year-old rider hit the police car’s rear fender after… Read More »

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The Five Types of Driving Impairment

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Car crashes kill or seriously injure millions of people every year, and only a few of these incidents are “accidents.” Instead, avoidable driver error causes over 90 percent of these wrecks. Substantial compensation may be available in these situations. That’s especially true if the driver error involved one of the five types of driving… Read More »

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Negligent Driver Sends Elderly Man to Local Hospital

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An 82-year-old man is in critical condition after a motorist struck his electric scooter as he tried to cross the street. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the man was riding a battery-powered scooter across Indian River Drive when a man operating a Buick Park Avenue collided with the left front portion of the scooter…. Read More »

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Winning Money in Alcohol-Related Crashes

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Despite tougher laws and other aspects of the decades-long DUI crackdown, alcohol still accounts for about a third of the fatal car crashes in Florida. Alcohol-related crashes are among the most violent vehicle collisions. These wrecks often cause spine injuries, head injuries, and other catastrophic wounds. Given the serious nature of the damages, and… Read More »

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Obtaining Compensation in Alcohol-Related Crashes

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Ever since the 1990s, law enforcement, judges, and lawmakers have tried to reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes. This crackdown includes things like roadside checkpoints, Ignition Interlock Devices (portable Breathalyzers attached to a vehicle’s ignition), and tough new laws, like the refusal-to-submit law. Yet despite all these efforts, alcohol still causes about a third… Read More »

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Vehicle-Motorcycle Crash Kills Two

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A man and a woman are dead after a motorcycle t-boned a Toyota outside the St. Lucie County Lewis Library. According to police and witnesses, a woman was turning left into the library parking lot. As she did so, she crossed directly into the path of an oncoming motorcycle. Both drivers were killed almost… Read More »

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Left Turn Crash Seriously Injures Motorcycle Rider in Stuart

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After a woman turning into a drugstore struck an oncoming motorcycle, the rider had to be airlifted to a local hospital. According to police and witnesses, the crash occurred near the intersection of Monterey Road and Ocean Boulevard. A woman attempted a left turn against traffic. But she did not see an oncoming motorcycle,… Read More »

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