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With Memorial Day weekend quickly approaching, it is expected that traffic volumes will be higher than usual. In fact, AAA expects the number of travelers to be its highest since 2005. Perhaps lower gas prices and steady employment allows people to take vacations. Regardless of the reasons, the mass exodus for vacation getaways begins in earnest on Friday.

Can a drowsy driver leave you dazed?

Because you and many other individuals lead hectic lives, you certainly have felt the pull of drowsiness after only catching a few hours of rest the night before. Though this issue may only result in your needing an extra cup of coffee or catching a nap in the middle of the day, it can pose a significant risk to individuals on the roadway if a sleepy person gets behind the wheel. Sleep deprivation can easily reduce a driver's reaction times and his or her ability to effectively operate a vehicle.

Car Accidents: How To Be A Good Samaritan Safely

Good Samaritian.jpgWhat is a Good Samaritan? A Good Samaritan is a person who helps other people and especially strangers when they have trouble. What do Good Samaritans do in car accidents? They are looking out for their fellow driver after a car accident and we all know after an accident that a little bit of help can go a long way. Sometimes it means heroically moving a victim from a burning car, but more often it means calling 911 or offering some reassuring words as that injured driver waits for help to arrive.

Failing To Move Over For Emergency Vehicles Caused Over 200 Car Accidents

iStock-513540728 (1).jpgWEAR reports that every year law enforcement officers are hurt or killed by someone failing to move over for a stopped or disabled vehicle. Recently, a Gulf Breeze man was killed on the roadside while helping someone in a crash and now the Florida Highway Patrol is reminding residents about Move Over Laws. The law requires that the oncoming driver vacate the nearest lane of traffic and, if that's not possible, they must slow down at least 20 miles below the speed limit. Motorists can face fines and points on their driver's license if they fail to move over or slow down near an incident, whether that's impacting law enforcement or other service workers like tow truck operators. The law does not apply during the short period of time when a driver is pulled over and waiting for emergency officials or a tow truck.

Car Accident: Running A Stop Sign

stop-sign-unique-perspective-20960204.jpgA Pensacola man has been charged for running a stop sign after a two-vehicle crash that involved six people and left one woman with serious injuries. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), 20-year-old male was driving a GMC Sierra south on Pompano Street approaching a stop sign at the Kingsfield Road intersection earlier this month. Meanwhile a 32-year-old male was driving a Nissan Altima west on Kingsfield Road approaching Pompano Street. FHP says the GMC Sierra failed to stop at the stop sign and crashed into the right side of the Altima. The Sierra came to a final rest facing a southern direction in the intersection. The Altima was facing a westerly direction in the eastbound lane of Kingsfield Road. The GMC Sierra driver and a minor passenger both suffered minor injuries. The driver of the Altima and two other passengers also experienced minor injuries. However a third passenger of the Altima, a 35-year-old female suffered serious injuries and was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital.

Car Accidents: What About The Passengers?

passenger-accident.jpgVarious news agencies reported that a Tallahassee woman was significantly injured several weeks aog, when she was involved in a car accident. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the car she was riding in was t-boned in Northern Bay County at the intersection of Hwy 20 and Blue Springs Rd. The male, who was driving the 2005 Honda Civic, the 32-year-old-female, and their two young children were driving home to Tallahassee from Panama City Beach when the driver told troopers he didn't see the stop sign at Blue Springs and skid into the path of a Chevrolet Equinox going west on 20. The 32 year old female was rushed to Bay Medical Sacred Heart, where she underwent surgery. The 28 year old male was also taken to Bay Medical with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The two children ages two and four didn't have a scratch and credited that to the fact they were restrained in age appropriate car seats. The other driver wasn't injured.  

Car Accidents: Tire Blow Out Causes Death On Interstate

tire blowout.jpgVarious news agencies reports that a man is dead after his car crashed because his tire blew out. A 45-year-old male was driving east-bound on Interstate 10 this past weekend when his Ford Ranger failed and he lost control of the vehicle. Investigators report that because of the tire failing, the Ranger headed into the median and overturned several times. The male was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Texting while driving: dangerous in many ways

Sometimes it seems like we are attached to our cellphones. We carry them constantly, and for many of us, they are the last thing we see before bed and the first thing we look at when we wake up in the morning. They are a constant stream of information, emails, internet access, social media, videos and communication with loved ones through sharing photos, conversations and text messages.

Car Accidents: Running Red Lights

Red Light.jpgAccording to WJHG, Channel 7 out of Panama City, there was an accident last Wednesday morning that left one person that had to be taken to the hospital after police say a truck ran a red light. Panama City Beach Police say a truck driving south on Highway 79 ran a red light and through the intersection at Back Beach Rd. around 6:30 a.m., causing a Dodge Durango to hit the truck. The truck then spun around, pushing it into a road sign and another vehicle that was stopped at the light in a turning lane. Police said they're unsure of how serious the person's injuries are.

When Car Accidents Are Caused By Medical Emergencies

WEAR Channel 3 reports a medical emergency caused a driver to run a red light and hit another vehicle. On Saturday morning, a 45-year-old female was driving northbound on Palafox approaching Brent Lane when she suffered a medical emergency and ran a red light. Her 2010 Chevy Equinox hit a 53-year-old male's 2014 Chevy Equinox. The impact was so significant the 2014 Chevy Equinox rolled over on its right side and hit a highway and car wash signs. The female was taken to Baptist Hospital with serious injuries, however, her 16-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries. As of now, the 53-year-old male has reported only minor injuries.

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