Category: LawFran

1 killed when motorcycle strikes UPS truck

A motorcyclist died Tuesday after rear-ending a United Postal Services truck along Gunnery Road near Fourth Street Southwest in Lehigh Acres. Gerardo Perez Jr., of Lehigh Acres, died at the scene, according to Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports. The UPS truck was traveling north on Gunnery Road,approaching Fourth Street Southwest, when a 2003 Kawasaki hit

1-year-old dies after Monday accident

A baby boy from Panama City Beach died Tuesday night after he was injured in a wreck on Interstate 10 on Monday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.His mother, Quynh-Nhu Thuy Samantha Nguyen, 20, was driving east on I-10 a few miles east of Mossy Head at 6:20 a.m. according to an FHP news

2 hurt, but baby OK in Saturday crash

Two Miami motorists were hospitalized, but an infant was uninjured, in a two-car crash about 5:13 p.m. Saturday at Mile Marker 63 in which a pickup rolled on its side, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Michael Escolona, 20, was driving a 1998 Honda south with Jessica Lam, 20, of Miami, and an infant in

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

Lawyer wins most ticket battles

DEERFIELD BEACH –There’s no doubt Cheryl Hill’s Ford Focus ran a red light last November. A pole-mounted camera captured it sailing right through. The city of Fort Lauderdale was counting on Hill paying the ticket that arrived in the mail. Red lightcameras were to generate $3 million this year for the South Florida city -at

Motorcyclist hurt in wreck

NORTH PORT- A motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries after a Sunday wreck, authorities said. Shortly before midnight Sunday, Jamey Lee Peyton of the 8500 block of Amberjack Circle was thrown from a 2003 Yamaha while driving east on East Price Boulevard near Orlando Boulevard. North Port Police say neither alcohol nor speed were factors. Paramedics

Driver in rollover faces DUI charges

SARASOTA COUNTY– A Bradenton man whose car rolled over when he drove off a ramp of Interstate 75 faces fourcriminal charges, including driving under the influence. Sarasota County sheriffs deputies arrested Caleb B. Benson, 25, of the 4400 block of Sanibel Way in Bradenton on charges of DUI causing serious bodily injury and three other

Autopsy shows youth had alcohol in system

CRASH KILLED FOUR: But experts say Sean Leonard was not legally impairedBy DALE WHITEdale. white@heraldtribune.com SARASOTA COUNTY – An autopsy report shows that the driver of an SUV that crashed inMarch, killing him and three other teenagers, had alcohol and marijuana in his system at thetime of the wreck. Yet experts say the results do

Motorcyclist killed was Lehigh man

FORT MYERSFort Myers police have identified the man killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday morning as Rafael Vaca Vazquez, 25, of Lehigh Acres.The crash occurred at 1:32 a.m. at the intersection of Jackson Street and Dora Street Police said VacaVazquez was not wearing a helmet when he was thrown from the motorcycle.No other vehicles are

Man, 76, dies after crash of motorcycle

A 76-year-old Jacksonville man died at Florida Hospital Flagler after crashing his new trike on Interstate 95, the Florida Highway Patrol said Friday. John R. Tucker Jr. was travelingnorth on the interstate north of the Palm Coast Parkway exit on his three-wheeled motorcycleTuesday when he tried to pass a tractor-trailer and lost control, an FHP