Pregnant? 12 Things to Keep in Mind for a Healthy Birth

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. As a way to increase the chances of a healthy delivery, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a proactive approach to self-care during pregnancy—and before! Read More

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Alachua County, FL - Teenage Pedestrian Struck in Hit-and-Run Crash

A teenager was seriously hurt in a hit-and-run crash on Friday, December 22nd in Alachua County. Around 10:15 pm, a white pickup truck was traveling northbound on County Road 337 when the crash occurred. The teenager was walking in the road at the time of the collision. The truck's passenger side mirror was left behind at the scene. Read More

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Celebration, FL - Child Hurt in Crash Involving Osceola County School Bus

A crash involving an Osceola County School bus on Monday, December 17th resulted in a student being injured. Orange County Fire Rescue officials say that the crash took place on the Irlo Brunson Memorial Highway at the intersection with Vista Del Lago Boulevard. There is no word on how many vehicles were involved in the accident besides the school bus. At the time of the incident, there were approximately 10 students on board the bus. One of the students was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. There is no word on the student's current condition. Read More

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Winter Haven, FL - 9 Children Taken to Hospital Following School Bus Crash

Nine children suffered injuries in a school bus crash that took place in Winter Haven on Tuesday, November 27th. The crash occurred at Central Avenue East and 6th Street Northeast. At the time of the accident, 20 children were being transported from the Learning & Literacy Academy. The bus was struck by a 2004 Mercedes when the Mercedes pulled in front of the bus and crashed into its side. An ambulance arrived on scene and transported 9 children to the hospital with injuries that were not considered serious or life-threatening. The children, ranging in ages from 8 to 15, were all expected to recover. Read More

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Union County, FL - One Student Sent to Hospital After Bus Crash

One student was sent to the hospital following a bus crash that occurred in Union County on Thursday, November 8th. The accident was reported at State Road 238 and SW 9th Avenue between the bus and a vehicle. Police have not released any details on exactly how the accident took place or how many students were on board the bus at the time. One student was transported to the hospital following the collision. The student's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The driver of the vehicle has not been identified. Read More

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Tallahassee, FL - Child Struck While Waiting for School Bus

Police are investigating after a 5-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle while waiting at a bus stop in Tallahassee. The incident occurred around 7:30 am on Wednesday, October 31. Police say that the child was walking across the street to get to his school bus when he was struck by a vehicle at Ox Bottom Road near Tuscan Drive. The driver of the vehicle is identified as a 19-year-old male. According to school officials, the bus had come to a complete stop and had its flashing red light and stop sign out when the crash took place. The driver was charged with two citations for his role in the crash. He has since reached out to the victim's family and offered an apology. Read More

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Tools to Teach Your Child Pedestrian Safety

One in five high school students and one in eight middle school students cross streets while distracted. It's important to explain that just like driving there are very real risks if you are paying attention to your phone instead of your surroundings when walking. Read More

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Lake Worth, FL - Child Hurt in Crash with School Bus

A child was hurt in a collision with a school bus on Thursday, October 18th. The incident occurred in Lake Worth, according to officials with the Palm Beach County School District. At some point before 10:00 am, the student was injured by the bus at the intersection of Sixth Avenue South and E Street. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene. Initial reports are that the child was injured but there is no indication as to the severity of the injuries. Julie Houston, a spokeswoman for the school district, did not have any information on how the crash took place. Read More

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Orlando, FL -Bus Crashes into Orlando Swimming Pool

A Florida school bus veered off the road and crashed through a fence in Orlando before diving into a backyard swimming pool in an accident on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Nine students and the driver were on board the bus at the time of the crash and no fatalities have been reported. Read More

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