Category Archives: Car and Truck Accidents

25 die on I-95 in 12 months, be safe this Memorial Day Weekend

Role of an Expert Witness

Channel 4 reports that America’s deadliest stretch of highway happens to be here in Florida.  According to the news agency, even though Interstate 95 runs through 15 states, the interstate has the most problems in Florida, according to  NHTSA.   NHTSA shows that Florida’s part of I-95 has the highest fatality rate of any road […]

2 dead after head-on accident

The Times Union reports on a tragic accident that occurred on Saturday morning May 9th.  A women was northbound in a Toyota Prius on Zoo Parkway when she crossed the median about 10:30 a.m. and struck a southbound Hyundai Sonata, according to the Highway Patrol.  Both the driver of the Prius and the driver of […]

Death toll rising: 64 people killed in crashes caused by GM Ignition Switches

What a tragedy.  GM announced today through Attorney Kenneth Feinberg that families of at least 64 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors (GM ) ignition switches will get compensation from the company. Mr. Feinberg was hired by GM to compensate victims.   His report is up from 57 deaths last week.  An additional 108 […]

19 year victim of hit and run dies from injuries

A 19-year-old  young man died Monday, April 21st of injuries suffered in an April 9 hit-and-run crash involving a serial DUI driver.  Prior to this accident, the defendant had five DUI convictions, according to police and court records. He told police he had DUI convictions in Oklahoma, Jacksonville and Nassau County, his arrest report said. […]

How to get out of a submerged vehicle – this could save your life

Action News had an article recently pertaining to traffic drowning deaths.  According to statistics, Florida leads the country in the number of traffic drowning deaths. Each year there are about 1,200 to 1,500 submerged vehicle incidents in the U.S. with about 400 to 600 resulting in death.  In the past several months, there have been […]

Hit-and-run car accidents on the rise in Florida

Channel 4 reports that Florida law enforcement officials are saying that hit-and-run crashes are increasing at an alarming rate. Consequently, they are launching a new campaign to let drivers know that leaving the scene of an accident can result in harsh penalties.   Florida had more than 80,000 crashes last year in which one or more of the vehicles […]

Tragic accident off of I-295 reminds us that move over law applies to tow trucks too

There was a tragic accident that occurred in Jacksonville recently which shows how important the “Move Over law” is.  Two people standing outside their cars on the Monument Road exit ramp from Interstate 295 waiting on a tow truck overnight were struck and killed by a Dodge Neon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.  Three others […]

GM recalls over 92,000 trucks, SUVs for ignition lock system defect

General Motors is recalling 92,221 full-size trucks and SUVs for a defect in ignition lock systems that can cause safety problems.  In affected vehicles, the actuator isn’t the right size, which could cause the ignition to get stuck in the “Start” position, and then either due to a jarring event or a cool interior temperature the […]