Female Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident in Tampa,  the Sixteenth Fatality in the Tampa Bay Area in One Week
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Female Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident in Tampa, the Sixteenth Fatality in the Tampa Bay Area in One Week

A female pedestrian died in a hit-and-run accident outside Tampa last week, marking the sixteenth fatality in a motor vehicle accident in the greater Tampa area in a single week.  According to a report from ABC Action News, this most recent fatality occurred when a woman was attempting to cross U.S. 19 just south of…

Distracted Driving Accidents in Florida: On the Rise and Unlikely to Change Any Time Soon
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Distracted Driving Accidents in Florida: On the Rise and Unlikely to Change Any Time Soon

In honor of Distracted Driving Month in April, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) recently released statistics showing that 2017 was the worst year on record for accidents involving distracted drivers in Florida. Even though more than 50,000 accidents occurred in 2017 that were attributed to driver inattention, proposed legislation in the Florida Senate that would…

Self-Driving Uber Car in Arizona Kills Pedestrian
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Self-Driving Uber Car in Arizona Kills Pedestrian

A pedestrian wheeling a bicycle across the road was recently killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle in Arizona, calling into question the safety of the company’s self-driving vehicles and its use of public roads for test-driving those vehicles. This was believed to be the first pedestrian death associated with self-driving vehicles. Prior to this accident,…

Florida Army Crash National Guard Truck Accident  Kills One and Injuries Four Guardsmen Near Sebring
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Florida Army Crash National Guard Truck Accident Kills One and Injuries Four Guardsmen Near Sebring

A chain reaction crash of military vehicles recently occurred near Sebring in Central Florida and proved deadly for one Florida Army National Guardsmen. The accident, which also injured four other National Guardsmen, occurred on January 19th. According to Military Times’s account of the crash, the incident occurred when three heavy-duty trucks, similar to tractor trailers…

Unlicensed and Uninsured Driver Operating Unregistered Vehicle  Kills Three in Charlotte County, Florida
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Unlicensed and Uninsured Driver Operating Unregistered Vehicle Kills Three in Charlotte County, Florida

A recent accident involving an unlicensed, uninsured motorist driving an unregistered vehicle in Charlotte County on Florida’s West Coast killed three motorists. According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report regarding the accident, the unlicensed driver was driving his truck, with a trailer in tow, when he struck the side of a Chevy Colorado truck…