Fatal pedestrian accidents high in Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area

Fatal pedestrian accidents The organization, Transportation for America, researched preventable pedestrian accidents for over one decade to determine where the majority of these accidents unfolded. The results of the study indicated that four different metro areas in the state of Florida were considered to be the most dangerous in the country in regards to these accidents. These four metro areas …

Binge drinking common for teens who drink and drive, CDC says

Binge drinking According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), teenagers who are prone to drinking and driving are also more likely to binge drink. Teens across the country were surveyed in regards to their tendencies to drink alcohol and then operate a motor vehicle. Out of the teenagers who claimed they had gotten behind the wheel of …

Fort Lauderdale parking garage collapses, injures 2

Parking Garage Collapse A parking garage at the Broward County Courthouse that was scheduled to be demolished collapsed without notice on Wednesday, and two people sustained injuries as a result. The 4-story garage is being demolished in order to make room for a new courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, but it was not meant to be torn down when it came …

Medical malpractice damage cap removed in Missouri

Medical malpractice damage Last week, members of the Missouri Supreme Court voted to overturn a ruling that placed a cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits. The case prompting this ruling involved a birth injury lawsuit in which a third-year medical student was deemed to be responsible for a child’s birth injuries. The medical student did not properly monitor …

Motorcycle-car accident kills 1

Motorcycle-car accident On Tuesday night, a motorcycle and a motor vehicle collided on Old Mission Peninsula, resulting in one fatality. According to the Grand Traverse sheriff’s office, the 30-year-old motorcyclist was traveling south on Center Road when he was struck by a northbound driver who was attempting to make a left-hand turn. The impact of the crash ejected the motorcyclist from his bike. He …

Bicyclist seriously injured in Ponte Vedra Beach accident

Bicyclist seriously injured in Ponte Vedra Beach accident A Ponte Vedra Beach bicycle accident has left a 56-year-old Jacksonville bicyclist in critical condition. The bicycle accident occurred early this morning on Dolphin Boulevard at S.R. A1A. The truck driver was stopped at the intersection of these two roads, but he decided to turn just as the cyclist was riding through …

Florida paramedic killed in motorcycle accident

Motorcycle accident kill A 22-year-old firefighter and paramedic was killed last Thursday after his motorcycle struck the back wheel of a tractor on Highway 89. The first responder was heading home after one of his EMS shifts, and was northbound on Highway 89. He was behind a tractor, being driven by a 45-year-old man, when the accident took place. The …

Teenager found guilty of burning Ft. Lauderdale classmate

Teenager found guilty of burning Ft. Lauderdale classmate The personal injury lawyers of the Winston Law Firm, P.A. have learned that a Fort Lauderdale jury has convicted a teenager of aggravated battery in regards to setting a classmate on fire three years ago. The teenager was the mastermind behind a plan to douse a classmate in rubbing alcohol and ultimately …

Fort Lauderdale car wash damaged by truck accident

Fort Lauderdale car wash damaged by truck accident A car wash in South Florida is handling the aftermath of a truck accident that took place Tuesday night. A truck was traveling near 34th Avenue and Broward Boulevard when the driver lost control of the vehicle when attempting to make a U-turn. As a result of this, the truck crashed into …

Fort Lauderdale hospital receives highest marks in patient safety

Fort Lauderdale hospital receives highest marks in patient safety A hospital safety score system was recently put in place by experts from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and the non-profit hospital safety organization, The Leapfrog Group. These experts formed a panel that rated hospitals throughout the country based on their ability to keep patients safe during their time at a hospital. Twenty …