A motorcycle crash happens too often, especially in Florida where there is the most motorcycle crash fatalities in the nation. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 606 motorcycle crash fatalities and 9.045 injury related crashes in the state in 2015. From 2014 to 2015, fatalities rose 30%. ABC Action News highlights.
Yesterday, a left turn car accident resulted in the death of a 65-year-old Clearwater woman after she turned her car into the path of an oncoming vehicle, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The Clearwater woman was driving east in the left turn lane of Roosevelt Boulevard around 1 p.m. when she approached 62nd Street.
Stacked or non-stacked uninsured motorist coverage? That is the question. The easy answer is get stacked uninsured motorist coverage. For decades, I have been telling all who will listen that the most important automobile insurance coverage you can purchase is uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. This coverage protects you and your family if you (or.
Sadly, Sunday proved to be deadly for motorcycle riders as two Tampa Bay motorcyclists were killed in two separate motorcycle accidents. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Daniel Kevin Popke, of Valrico, was killed Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle accident after a car turned into his path on U.S. 41 in Tampa. A Honda Civic.
A tragic motorcycle accident on the Courtney Campbell Causeway took the life of Leilanie Ortiz a few weeks ago. Those she touched are determined to keep her memory alive. ABC Action News reported how students at the Cops ‘N Kids after-school program in Tarpon Springs are taking steps to let others know how special “Miss.
Did you know that the Federal Highway Administration estimates that there are, on average, over 5,748,000 vehicle crashes each year? Approximately 22% of these crashes – nearly 1,259,000 – are weather-related. The vast majority of the weather-related crashes happen on wet roads –either wet pavement or during rainfall — 73% on wet pavement and 46% during rainfall..
Another improper left turn results in another fatality. Last night, a Tampa motorcyclist was killed when a car turned into his path in Brandon, according to Tampa Bay Times. The report states that Ryan Lundy, 30, was riding westbound on State Road 60 around 11:40 p.m. when an 18-year-old driver, driving a 1998 Ford Escort,.
A motorcycle ride on another beautiful Sunday in St. Petersburg results in serious life-threatening injuries to a motorcyclist after he was struck by a car. According to BayNews9.com, the St. Petersburg motorcycle accident occurred at the intersection of First Avenue North and U.S. 19. The motorcyclist was struck by a car turning left from U.S..
A new study shows how many car accidents involve a distracted driver. This should surprise too many people, but what was interesting in the new study was how emotions can result in a distracted driver. In the research performed by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, researchers tracked real-time behaviors of drivers with radars, sensors, and.
St. Valentine’s Day is a day for “comfort, society and attention” . . . and love. After a car accident or other personal injury, you may hear more about “comfort, society and attention” because that is how the damages for loss of consortium is defined. As you know, from prior posts, a car accident, slip.
On National Coffee Day, it seems fitting to explore whether drinking coffee really reduces the risk of drowsy driving and, in turn, reduces the risk of traffic accidents. Research has repeatedly showed that drowsy driving is an important cause of traffic accidents. Although many believe that drinking coffee keep drivers more alert, is there any.
We have all come up on them – inoperable traffic lights due to power outages or other reasons. With Tampa Bay being in the storm season, drivers may see more of these inoperable traffic lights. What are drivers supposed to do when they approach these inoperable traffic lights? What Florida drivers are supposed to do.
A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday afternoon in a recent Largo motorcycle crash and the motorcycle passenger received serious injuries. If you have read my prior posts, you can probably guess how this motorcycle crash occurred. Yet another accident, this time a motorcycle crash, caused by someone turning left at an intersection. TBO.com reports that a.
Red light cameras are often at the center of debate. Do they prevent car accidents or do they force drivers to make sudden stops which, in turn, cause more car accidents? Well, they are now the center of a new lawsuit. According to Bay News 9, a group of 17 attorneys have filed a lawsuit.
When gas prices go up, traffic accidents go down. Conversely, when gas prices go down, traffic accidents go up. According to the National Safety Council, traffic deaths were up 14 percent nationally in the first six months of 2015 and injuries from traffic accidents were up by a third. According to TampaBay.com, nearly 19,000 people.
Last week, we celebrated the 101st birthday of the first electric traffic light. Even back then, people knew of the dangers of accidents at intersections. According to History.com, the first center painted dividing line appeared in Michigan in 1911. Although that helped, accidents continued. Thus, the world’s first electric traffic signal was put up at.
Many of my post about Florida motorcycle accidents discuss how a motorcycle accident can be caused by the negligence of a vehicle driver. Sadly, last week’s Seminole motorcycle accident was apparently caused by the motorcyclist resulting in the death of the motorcyclist. According to Bay News 9, the motorcycle accident happened at 49th Avenue North.
It’s going to rain a lot for the next three days. Unfortunately, Floridian are in a higher risk of being in an auto accident while raining. Taking some steps to reduce the chances of an auto accident while rainy conditions persist could prevent many headaches. According to the Tampa Bay Times, people along the Tampa.
Well, it has happened again in Tampa. According to WFLA, a car accident occurred last night just after 9 p.m. on Memorial Highway, north of I-275 near Tampa International Airport. Investigators indicate that this Tampa car accident was caused by a driver driving the wrong way on Memorial Highway. According to the article, the Florida.