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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Pedestrian Accidents: What You Should Know Now

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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 »


Special Issues in 18-Wheeler Wrecks

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Fully-loaded large trucks, like the ones which regularly run through the Treasure Coast, weigh about 80,000 pounds. Additionally, regulators routinely allow even larger vehicles, such as double trailers, to prowl area highways and byways. When these massive vehicles cause crashes, victims often sustain catastrophic injuries. Serious burns are a good example. Most trucks carry… Read More »


The Five Types of Driving Impairment

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In the United States, driver error causes about 96 percent of all car wrecks. Most of these incidents are not accidents. People accidentally leave the lights on. They do not accidentally drive while fatigued or under the influence of drugs. Since most impairment-related crashes are not accidents, a Port St. Lucie personal injury attorney… Read More »


Car Accident Kills Bicycle Rider

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A fatal crash in Martin County serves as a grim reminder that bicyclists in Florida risk serious injury twelve months a year. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, this wreck occurred near the intersection of Southeast 44th and Cove Road. Both the bicyclist and an Expedition driver were westbound on Cove. The driver, who… Read More »

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