It has been a busy week here in Destin and across Northwest Florida. Unfortunately, the level of activity has seen an increase in car accidents on our busy roads which have led to serious injuries and fatalities.
Car accidents happen every day. How can a location app help you after an accident? WJHG Channel 7 reports on the importance of a location app on your smart phone. For many years, emergency services have had a difficult time keeping pace with technology. Good news, they are catching up. It is our hope that the ability for emergency services to quickly respond to accidents will result in less tragic injuries. According to the WJHG Channel 7 website, a Panama City Beach man was found thanks to the help of his friends and technology after an early Monday morning accident on U.S. 98 left him in a critical condition. FHP reported that a 47 year-old male was driving his Harley Davidson Eastbound on 98 near Downing Street when, for unknown reasons, the rider crossed the median and entered the tree line and overturned his motorcycle. The male had crashed around midnight. He was unable to call anyone because of his injuries. His friends, however, were able to find him using a positioning app on his cellphone. Smith was located around 5:00 p.m. Monday night and was taken to Bay Medical Sacred Heart for his injuries.