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ATV Accidents

The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that a 9-year-old Bonifay boy died after he was ejected from his ATV Sunday afternoon. According to the news agency, the boy was traveling northbound on a 2005 Artic Cat ATV on a road in Bonifay, while a UTV with two 13-year-old girls and a 12-year-old girl were just ahead of him. The girl's vehicle stopped in the roadway due to a group of dogs running in the road. The nine-year-old turned to avoid the UTV, but still crashed into it. The boy was thrown from the vehicle and into a ditch, where the ATV then ran over him. The boy was transported to Doctor's Memorial Hospital where he died of injuries. Neither the 13-year-old girl nor her passengers, who were 12 and 13, were injured, the report said. FHP is investigating the accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this 9-year-old who died tragically.

Who Has The Right Of Way?

The Northwest Florida Daily News reports on a horrible accident that occurred Wednesday morning. According to the FHP report, a 61 year-old male from Mary Esther was traveling north on Lewis Turner Boulevard when a FedEx truck turned left in front of him. The driver of the Fed Ex Truck "failed to yield the right of way", according to the report, and caused the accident by turning in front of the motorcycle. The impact was so significant that the motorcyclist was taken by helicopter to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola following the 8:54 a.m. accident and was listed in critical condition Wednesday afternoon. The report also notes that the Mary Esther man was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. Charges are pending, according to the Highway Patrol news release. Our thoughts and prayers are with this man. We hope he has a quick recovery. Who has the right-of-way in Florida? Florida law says one must give up the right-of-way in an open intersection (one without traffic control signs or signals) if:

21 Passengers Injured In A Church Bus Accident In Walton County

It seems there are more and more bus accidents in the news.  There have been school bus accidents, passenger van accidents, and commercial bus accidents. These accidents usually involved severe injuries and/or fatalities.  Recently, Walton County had a significant vehicle collision occur. The accident injured twenty one people, with one of the passengers suffering serious injuries. The accident happened on Interstate 10 after the 2010 Ford bus crashed just west of U.S. Highway 331. According to FHP, the bus was traveling east when for some unknown reason it veered off the highway and hit two trees. The driver apparently lost control on a slight curve in the road. The bus was carrying 23 passengers ranging from 15 to 18 years old.

Accidents On The Waterways: Paddle Boards and Boats Sharing The Water

A sad accident happened our waterway to a vacationer. According to the Northwest Florida Daily News, a woman paddle boarding near the Shalimar Bridge late Saturday night was severely injured when she was hit by a boat. The 28-year-old vacationer from Georgia was taken by helicopter from the scene of the accident to a Pensacola hospital, where her leg had to be amputated below the knee, said representative Nelson with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The woman's condition has since stabilized and Fish and Wildlife investigators hope to interview her in the next day or so. There were at least two witnesses to the accident and authorities are hoping that others with information will step forward, Nelson said.

Passenger Vans: Recent Accidents Raise Serious Safety Concerns

Last week we all read bout the tragic accident that occurred down in south Florida. A group of church members (18 occupants) were returning from a weekend Palm Sunday event traveling in a 15 passenger van. According to reports, the van ran through a stop sign early Monday before crossing all lanes of US 27 and continued onto a grassy shoulder, crashing into a steep canal partially filled with water. The driver and seven passengers were confirmed dead. The other 10 passengers were taken to four local hospitals, with three in a serious condition. The injured ranged in age from 4 to 89.

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