Fatal hit and run car accidents increased by over 18% in 2020 according to a recent report from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The vast majority of deaths from hit and run car accidents occur at night or during low-light hours. According to an FLHSMV analysis, 85% of all hit-and-run fatalities.
Both men and women are involved in car accidents and both can be injured because of an automobile crash. But what makes them different? A recent article on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s website breaks down some interested findings: • Women are more likely to suffer a serious injury than men in a car.
This week’s weather in Tampa Bay could be interesting. With Tropical Storm Eta out in the Gulf of Mexico, we could see some challenging weather which can result in some dangerous driving conditions. One such dangerous driving condition is when a traffic light is not working during to power outages. Do you know what a.
As a personal injury attorney, it has been odd that we have not been inside a courtroom or judge’s chambers for more than six months. Jury trials have been continued due to COVID and hearings are starting to run smoother through Zoom. However, clients may get their jury trial soon and jurors may soon again.
Florida school buses are hitting the roads as the new school year begins. Since it has been months since school buses were used, it is a perfect time for a refresher course ton when you are required to stop for a school bus. Florida law states that when on a two way street or highway,.
Lost wages often occur after a car accident. Sometimes it may be a few days of missed work, but sometimes it could be weeks or months. This loss of wages can have a dramatic impact on a person’s life. Missing a few paychecks could result in the repossession of your car, the inability to make.
Making a left turn at an intersection can result in a deadly car accident. Sadly, it did in St Petersburg on Saturday evening. According to the Tampa Bay Times, an 11-year-old boy was killed and three others were injured when a car headed south on 34th Street S collided with a northbound car turning left.
Tomorrow is the first day of summer so there is no better time that to alert you to the Safe Summer Travel Campaign launched by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). This campaign reminds motorists to plan ahead to avoid the risk of a car accident during summer travel. Unlawful speed.
Driving in the rain daily is soon upon us in Tampa Bay. It’s hurricane season and even without a hurricane looming, we will all be driving in the rain soon. Rainy season increases your likelihood of being involved in a car accident due to weather. This is the time to prepare your vehicle for the.
The COVID-19 situation has certainly put fewer cars on Tampa Bay roads, but that has brought on some dangerous driving behaviors. According to the Tampa Bay Times, traffic on Tampa Bay roads has dropped by 30 percent, but speeding and red light runners have increased. In fact, the rate of red light violators has increased.
Was it hard to get up this morning because of daylight saving time? Not only will be it be harder to get your day going for the next few days, it is always more dangerous to drive on the roads. Healthline.com cites a new study published in the journal Current Biology which states that fatal.
If you own an older Kia vehicle, beware! According to ABC Action News, Kia is recalling more than 193,000 cars and minivans because of defects can cause an engine fire. One recall covers nearly 142,000 2013 and 2014 Kia Optima midsize cars. They have 2.4-liter direct fuel injection or 2-liter direct injection turbocharged engines. Kia.
Driving in Pasco County can be dangerous. According to the Tampa Bay Times, in a 12-hour span, a Port Richey teenager, a 63-year-old pedestrian and a 24-year-old driver from Winter Haven died in crashes on Pasco County roads, including U.S. 19, Little Road and U.S. 98. So, how dangerous is driving in Pasco County? Statistics.
As someone who drives south on U.S. 19 and exits on the frontage road for Nursery and Belleair Roads in Clearwater almost every day, I have witnessed firsthand some crazy drivers in that area. Apparently, the Florida Department of Transportation and Bay News 9 have as well. According to a recent BayNews9 report, there are.
Whiplash is so commonly used after a car accident. Unfortunately, it is sometimes used to minimize the injuries after a car accident – “You just have whiplash.” Knowledge is power so let’s look into what whiplash really is. According to the Mayo Clinic, whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of.
One preventable death due to a car accident, bike accident or pedestrian accident is too many. Unfortunately, ninety (90) people were killed on Pinellas roads in 2019, according to a recent report on ABC Action News. That is nearing two people dying in accidents every week. Ninety deaths are a lot, but it is a.
School crossing guards are crucial to the safety of those children they are to protect. Sadly, at least three school crossing guards were hit by a car yesterday. According to the Tampa Bay Times, a 78-year-old school crossing guard was struck by a driver who later tried to escape but was blocked in by other.
A man was shot Sunday morning in what police believe to be a road rage incident in New Port Richey. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the man was shot around 9:15 a.m. near the intersection of U.S. 19 and Cross Bayou Boulevard. The victim was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, where he.
A brachial plexus injury is sometimes overlooked after a car accident. It may be because the doctor thinks the pain is caused by a disc in the cervical spine or a shoulder injury. In order to know if you have a brachial plexus injury after a crash, you first have to know what it is.