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St. Lucie County Intersection Wreck Kills Two People

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This fatal accident occurred almost exactly a year after a similar wreck in the same location killed three people. According to Florida Highway Patrol officers, the wreck occurred near the St. Lucie County fairgrounds. A pickup driver failed to stop at a stop sign as he turned left from Okeechobee Road onto West Midway…. Read More »


Port St. Lucie Alcohol-Related Crash Kills Motorcyclist

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A 22-year-old Fort Pierce man is in police custody after he fatally struck a 58-year-old motorcycle rider. The crash happened near the intersection of Northwest Selvitz Road and St. James Boulevard. According to investigators, the “extremely” intoxicated 22-year-old man tried to pass a minivan in a no-passing zone. After the crossed into the opposite… Read More »


Transit Bus Runs Over Helpless Pedestrian

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Moments after an earlier car accident ejected him from his vehicle, a Belle Glade man fell victim to a large Palm Tran transit bus. According to Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies, a 26-year-old man was westbound on State Road 80 when he lost control of his vehicle. The car hit a culvert and flipped… Read More »


Lawmakers Reconsider Florida’s No-Fault Law

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A year ago, a proposal to reform Florida’s no-fault insurance law died in the Senate. Now, since auto insurance rates have reached a dizzying height, lawmakers may take another look at this issue. According to a recent study, Florida has the third-highest auto insurance rates in the country. Many people blame the outdated PIP… Read More »


Fireball St. Lucie County Crash Kills Four People

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Excessive speed may have contributed to a fiery car accident near the Florida P&L power plant which killed four individuals. The wreck occurred in the 6000 block of Ocean Drive in rural St. Lucie County. According to witnesses and investigators, a southbound Chevy Cruze plowed into a Ford F-150 as the pickup attempted to… Read More »


Fireball Christmas Day Crash Kills Four

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A sharp curve may have contributed to a head-on wreck in Highland County. Who may be legally responsible for this tragedy? Florida Highway Patrol troopers shut down much of State Road 70 as they investigated the Christmas Day wreck near County Road 721. Investigators believe that a Buick was travelling westbound in the eastbound… Read More »


The Parts Of A Car Crash Negligence Claim

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Most car accidents and other such incidents are not really “accidents.” In fact, human error causes about 95 percent of the car crashes in Florida. If that error involved a lack of ordinary care, the victim may be entitled to significant compensation. At least for the time being, Florida is a no-fault state. So,… Read More »

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St. Lucie County Semi-Truck Crash Kills Senior Citizen

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A 76-year-old man is dead after a jackknifed double semi-truck apparently forced his 2004 Hyundai Tiburon off the highway. The wreck occurred on the Florida Turnpike south of Okeechobee Road. For unknown reasons, a double semi-truck jackknifed and wound up on the shoulder. That incident caused the 76-year-old man to lose control of his… Read More »


2018 Road Rage Victim Back In Hospital

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A 3-year-old girl who was shot in the head during an October 2018 hit-and-run road rage incident is back in the hospital, according to her family. Doctors say that an exit wound in 3-year-old Preslie Jenkins’ body developed an infection. The toddler was in a truck along with her 7-year-old brother and their mother’s… Read More »


PSLPD Cracks Down on Crosstown Speeders

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The Port St. Lucie Police Department has issued over 2,700 tickets on the Crosstown Parkway since 2015, and speed is still a deadly problem on this stretch of roadway. Officials say they will add two more officers to the Crosstown Parkway beat this year, bringing staffing to its pre-Great Recession level. “It’s a never-ending… Read More »

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