Category: injury law

Woman, 85, dies after Aug. 5 crash

Woman, 85, dies after Aug. 5 crash By JULIUS WHIGHAM II Palm Beach Post Staff Writer A suburban Boca Raton woman died Saturday morning after being hit by a car earlier this month, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Miriam ]. Link, 85, died at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. She was s truck

3 injured in crash on Interstate 275

One motorcyclist crashed Tuesday on Interstate 275 after turning around to watch another motorcyclist who had rammed the back of a car, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The result? Minor injuries for all drivers – and a 45-minute shutdown of allsouthbound lanes near the Pasco-Hillsborough county line. The two motorcyclistswere driving south on I-275 at

Motorcyclist dies after crash with truck

TAMPAMotorcyclist dies after crash with truckA 30-year-old motorcyclist died Sunday night after a collision with a pickup.Police said Jonathan Pearson of St. Petersburg was headed west on Kennedy Boulevard about 9:30 p.m. on a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle as Joseph Rametta, 58, was driving a 1999Toyota pickup north on Clark Street, crossing onto KennedyBoulevard when he

School bus involved in accident

School bus involved in accidentRoger R. WestLast Thursday started out as anyother normal school day for 12-yearoldJessica Hartman of Hilliard,however that all changed in a blink ofthe eye. Her school bus stopped on US1 in front of Buford Grove BaptistChurch. As she made her way onto thebus and preceded down the aisle to herseat, a

1 dead in Yellow River Bridge wreck

1 dead in Yellow River Bridge wreckBy Bill Gamblin news@srpressgazette.comState Road 87 was closed for severalhours Friday while authorities investigateda fatality at the Yellow RiverBridge.According to a Florida Highway Patrolpress release, Lamar Archie, 26,of Navarre, was pronounced dead by alifeguard paramedic at the scene of the6:15 a.m. traffic accident April 8 on theYellow River Bridge.The

Police look at traffic collision, crash was in neighborhood

A 23-year-old man died Tuesday when the car in which he was a passenger smashed into a truck at high speed on a residential street in Palm Bay. Police said Robert Alexander Williams died at the scene where a Chevrolet Impala ran into a Silverado as the truck was being backed out of a residential

Car Slams Into School Bus

Workers pull a mangled car from under a school bus Thursday near the intersection of U.S.17 and Golf Course Boulevard, east of Punta Gorda. Officials say the driver of the car suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash. Two of the approximately 40 East Elementary School students on the bus were taken to a local hospital

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

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