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Teaching Kids Parking Lot Safety

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In the midst of their innocence, children often don’t grasp the potential danger lurking throughout those concrete blocks we all use to park our cars on or in. And even as parents, it is understandable if when you pull into a parking lot or garage, your first thought isn’t to consider any of its… Read More »

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How Pedestrians Can Avoid Impaired Drivers

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According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, a four-month investigation into a bicyclist’s death has revealed that the motorist who hit him was impaired by both drugs and alcohol at the time of the fatal collision. The 51-year-old impaired driver was apparently driving recklessly and swerving through traffic before striking the 33-year-old victim. The… Read More »

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Understanding Pedestrian-Vehicle Collisions

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Walking can be a great source of exercise. It is also a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly alternative to driving. But unfortunately, the benefits don’t outweigh the fact that the road can be a risky place for pedestrians who happen to come in contact with a negligent or reckless driver who is sitting behind the wheel… Read More »

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The Risks of the Road for Rollerbladers

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The South Florida Sun Sentinel has reported that a rollerblader has been tragically killed in a recent weekday collision with a car while skating along a popular recreation path in Pompano Beach. The impact of the horrific car crash was so devastating that the female victim was unrecognizable to the point that authorities were… Read More »

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Avoiding an Accident While Waiting at a Bus Stop

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Local 10 News recently reported that a 63-year-old man has been injured in a hit-and-run crash at a Miami bus stop. According to a police report, the collision occurred when the 36-year-old driver of a Lexus apparently drove onto the sidewalk and struck the victim who was sitting on a bench at the bus… Read More »

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The Dangers of Roads For Child Pedestrians

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Wink News has reported that a nine-year-old Sarasota boy who was biking to school died after being struck by a truck on a recent weekday morning. According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release, the nine-year-old child pedestrian was biking westbound on a south sidewalk when a 25-year-old driver of a Chevrolet Silverado struck… Read More »

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Florida Woman’s Leg Severed in Pedestrian vs. Car Accident

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A woman from Decatur is in stable condition after being struck by a car when she was assisting a relative who had been in a car accident. The woman remains in the hospital in Gainesville. She was assisting her family member who had been in an accident and was out of her car checking… Read More »

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Child Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise in Florida

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A Ford Mustang driven by one man was found to be traveling at 102 miles per hour when he struck and killed a mother-daughter duo that was legally crossing the street in May. The woman and her two-year-old daughter were killed when the man was involved in a street race with another vehicle. He… Read More »

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Why Walking in Florida May Not Be the Safest Activity

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently released data showing that Florida had the highest incidence of pedestrian fatality accidents in 2016. Florida was ranked as the second deadliest state in 2016 with 3.22 deaths per 100,000 residents trailing only behind New Mexico. In Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties alone, an average of… Read More »

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Tips for Avoiding a Pedestrian Accident

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Pedestrian accidents can happen anytime and anywhere in Florida. The majority of people who suffer serious injuries during a pedestrian accident will replay the circumstances of the crash for many years to follow, wondering if they could have done anything to prevent it. Unfortunately, many pedestrian accidents result from a driver who isn’t paying… Read More »

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