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Head-On Indian River County Wreck Kills One, Injures Two

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A 75-year-old woman is dead after a pickup truck drifted across the center line and slammed into an oncoming vehicle. This wreck occurred near the intersection of 43rd Avenue and 2nd Street. According to police and witnesses, a northbound Dodge Durango briefly crossed over to the southbound side. The Durango smashed into a southbound… Read More »

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Two Separate Tire Blowout Wrecks on I-95

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In April 2019, two separate tire blowout wrecks on two sections of Interstate 95 killed two people and sent five others to local hospitals with serious injuries. One wreck occurred on northbound I-95 near mile marker 104 in Martin County. After the tire tread separated on a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, the 31-year-old driver lost… Read More »

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Martin County Wreck Kills Bicyclist

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Another person was also seriously injured in the fatal chain-reaction wreck which started after an SUV sideswiped a Subaru Outback. The wreck occurred near the intersection of State Road 60 and 50th Avenue in Vero Beach. According to witnesses and the Florida Highway Patrol, an eastbound SUV collided with another vehicle, causing it to… Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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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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