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Car Accidents Archives

Safety rankings highlight several large cars

Florida drivers considering a large vehicle may wish to note that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named three full-sized vehicles highly crash-worthy. Among the vehicles recommended with the Top Safety Pick Plus designation were the Lincoln Continental, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Toyota Avalon.

Safety concerns about Congress driverless car bill package

Florida residents might have heard of a bill package being considered by a House of Representatives Energy and Commerce panel that would put more driverless cars on the road for testing. Safety advocates are hesitant about this package, and they believe that it would be safer to test fewer self-driving cars on the road simultaneously. They also suggest that requiring a safety certification for each autonomous car before it goes out onto the road would be a better way to test these cars.

Protecting yourself after a crash

When a car accident in Florida is not one's fault, such as in a rear-end collision, the non-liable driver might wonder what they can do to protect their interests. However, the steps to take after this kind of incident are pretty similar to those the driver would need to take if they had been at fault.

Low-speed impacts can have big-impact consequences

A car accident of any kind is frightening, and any type of collision could leave you injured and dealing with various complex consequences. Even a low-speed impact can cause big injuries, and the aftermath of collisions 25 miles per hour or less can be just as serious as a major highway collision.

Child deaths in car accidents

Researchers from Harvard University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center collaborated on a study that looked at state-by-state trends in fatal vehicle crashes involving children under 15. Based on data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System for the years 2010 to 2014, Florida emerged as the state with the third highest number of child deaths in motor vehicle accidents. During that period, 144 children died on Florida roadways.

What can accident victims recover in a lawsuit

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.

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