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Fatal Left-Turn Motorcycle Wreck in Port St. Lucie

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A driver making a left turn against traffic pulled directly into an oncoming motorcycle’s path, killing the rider almost instantly. According to Port St. Lucie police, this wreck occurred near the intersection of Southwest Darwin and Southwest Port St. Lucie Boulevards. A southbound motorist turned into the path of a northbound motorcycle rider. The… Read More »

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Evidence in Truck Crash Claims

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Largely due to an ever-increasing demand for consumer goods, the number of large truck crashes increased 42 percent between 2009 and 2017. These massive vehicles weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. They also might carry hundreds of gallons of highly-flammable diesel fuel. As a result, these wrecks often cause catastrophic injuries, especially at freeway… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Pedestrian Accidents

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Pedestrians account for only a tiny number of the people of Florida roads. But pedestrians are seriously injured or killed at a much higher rate than vehicle occupants. The reasons for this disparity are examined below. In a serious injury case, like a head injury, the medical bills alone often exceed $100,000. Additionally, these… Read More »

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Deadly Motorcycle Wreck in Boynton Beach

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Another left-turn motorcycle wreck has claimed the life of another rider. This time, the victim was a Florida teenager. The wreck occurred at the intersection of Northwest 14th and North Seacrest. A 49-year-old man driving a Mercury Grand Marquis turned in front of an oncoming motorcycle. The force of the impact propelled the rider… Read More »

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Dump Truck Kills Elderly Pedestrian

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A 74-year-old man who stepped out of a Ford Focus was almost immediately flattened by an oncoming dump truck. Few other details about the wreck were available. According to police, the driver stepped directly into the path of the dump truck, which had been following the car. The wreck occurred on Southwest Becker Road,… Read More »

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Feds Suspend Large Truck Safety Rules

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Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will not enforce some hours of service restrictions, the agency announced. Additionally, the agency expanded the list of exempted “emergency supplies” to include items like raw materials and fuel. The agency also will not enforce recordkeeping requirements during the pandemic. Other changes include… Read More »

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If a U-Haul Truck Hits Me, Can I Sue the Company?

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Many people ask this question. Over thirty-five million Americans move every year, and many of them rent moving trucks. Normally, people must have commercial drivers’ licenses to operate these heavy trucks. So, when they cause crashes, the injuries are often catastrophic. Normally, the answer to this question is “yes.” The negligent entrustment doctrine allows… Read More »

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Road Debris Causes Fatal Crash

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Investigators say that objects in the road started a chain-reaction crash which ended in the death of a 33-year-old man. Few details were available about the wreck, which occurred on southbound Interstate 95 in Boynton Beach. Several vehicles swerved to avoid debris in the roadway. One of those vehicles struck and killed the victim…. Read More »

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Multiple Injuries in Pile-Up Crash

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Emergency responders transported three people to local hospitals following a wrong-way crash in West Palm Beach. The wreck occurred on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard near the Australian Avenue intersection. According to investigators, a vehicle jumped the median and careened into oncoming traffic on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. The chain-reaction wreck involved seven vehicles. One… Read More »

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Pedestrian Accidents: What You Should Know Now

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Statistically, pedestrians represent only a tiny fraction of the people who use the roads on the Treasure Coast. But pedestrians represent a significant number of roadway injuries and fatalities. Generally, Port St. Lucie roads have wide lanes and long green lights. Features like these help move vehicle traffic quickly from one place to the… Read More »

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