Month: August 2009

Cruise For a Cause

Insight Financial Credit Union is hosting its 3nd Annual Cruise for a Cause motorcycle poker run to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Participants will cruise through Orange, Seminole and Lake Counties making stops at Insight Financial Credit Union locations to draw a card for their poker hand. The last card will be

Police looking for Mazda that hit Riviera Beach cyclist

The car that left the scene of a hit and run on Tuesday is now being described by Riviera Beach police as a Mazda 626. The car has been described as a white 4-door early 2000 model, Mazda 626 bearing a Florida tag. The car also had tinted windows. Around 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday a

Texting While Driving Getting National Attention

Text messaging while driving has become a daily distraction for a generation of drivers hooked on instant communication…and a menace to others on the road. Last year, heather Hurd, 26, and Stephanie Phills, 37, died when a truck driver, reaching for his hand-held device to text hist office, rammed into traffic at a stoplight on

Driver Injured as Truck Overturns

A cement truck overturned in Grand Ridge Wednesday morning, injuring the driver. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Roy Davis, 44, of Altha, was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries. The incident occurred at about 7 a.m., when the truck was traveling north on State Road 69 and turned right onto a dirt road

The Impact of Automaker Bankruptcies on Injured People

With both the Chrysler and General Motors bankruptcies now approved, the companies were able to shed billions of dollars in debt and other liabilities. Included in this debt were the rightful legal claims of consumers who were injured by the automakers’ products. Those individuals hurt by GM and Chrysler vehicles before the companies entered bankruptcy

Amtrak and First Class Motorcycle Tours Team Up for Two Auto Train Vacation Packages

WASHINGTON РAmtrak and First Class Motorcycle Tours have teamed up to offer two new vacation packages which include first-class accommodations on Amtrak’s Auto Train that allows motorcycle riders to travel with their bikes on board the train between Lorton, Va., south of Washington, DC and Sanford, Fla., just outside of Orlando. The motorcycles are

Six Motorcycle Officers Crash in Funeral Procession

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. — Authorities say six motorcycle officers were involved in a crash while escorting the family of one of the country’s largest Harley-Davidson dealers to his funeral. A Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman says a group of motorcycle officers from various agencies was riding with the funeral party for Bruce Rossmeyer Tuesday morning in

Dog Bite Prevention

Every year, more than 500 Florida residents sustain dog bite injuries severe enough to require hospitalization, and two Floridians die due to injuries from dog bites. Injury rates in Florida are highest among children between the ages of one and nine years old. However, dog bites can also result in serious injuries for teenagers and

Motorcycle Deaths On Track To Exceed Last Year

Story Published: Aug 2, 2009 at 5:18 PM CDTStory Updated: Aug 2, 2009 at 5:18 PM CDT Many of the Hells Angels are leaving the area toward Sturgis, South Dakota for the annual motorcycle rally. Authorities are urging bikers to be extra cautious on the roads this time of year; motorcycle deaths are most prevalent