You Were the Passenger in a Car Accident in Tampa—Now What? 7 Things You Should Know

As a car accident victim, what are your rights after a crash? Against whom do you file a claim if it was an Uber/Lyft driver? What if the driver is a family member? Read on to learn more. Read More

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Starke, FL - Tractor-Trailer Driver Hospitalized After Hit-and-Run Crash

A truck driver from Jacksonville was hospitalized with serious injuries following a hit-and-run crash in Starke on Friday, March 22nd. The crash, which involved to semitrucks, occurred on US 301 just after 9:00 pm. According to troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol, a tractor-trailer was traveling northbound on 301 when it left its lane of travel and collided with another tractor-trailer. The second truck was forced into a concrete barrier following the crash. A third vehicle, identified as a Dodge Ram, was also involved in the crash but the occupants did not suffer any injuries. Read More

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West Palm Beach, FL - Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on Saturday

A two-car crash in West Palm Beach left a man dead on Saturday, March 23rd. Police were called to the intersection of 42nd Street and Broadway just after 1:30 pm. Upon their arrival, investigators determined that a green Dodge and a gray Acura had collided with one another. A man was ejected from one of the vehicles following impact and was later pronounced dead. In addition, three others were taken to area hospitals for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. There is no word on the extent or severity of the injuries. Read More

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St. Petersburg, FL - Impaired Driver Causes Wrong-Way Crash on I-275

A woman from Clearwater suffered serious injuries when her she was hit by a wrong-way driver. The collision occurred on Friday, March 22nd along Interstate 275. Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol report that 37-year-old Jessica Murphy was traveling in the northbound lanes of I-275 near the Gandy Boulevard exit. Murphy veered into the southbound lanes and struck a vehicle driven by 24-year-old Priscilla Mouzon. Murphy's car burst into flames after the collision. She was able to escape with minor injuries. Mouzon, however, suffered serious injuries and was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital. Read More

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Miami Beach, FL - Officer Taken to Hospital After Being Struck by Motorcycle

An officer on foot patrol was hospitalized for injuries after he was struck by a motorcyclist at a Miami intersection on Friday, March 22nd. The crash took place at the intersection of Collins Avenue and Seventh Street. Officials say that Sgt. Phil Elmore was walking near the intersection when he spotted a motorcyclist traveling the wrong way. Elmore attempted to stop the motorcyclist but instead was struck. The motorcycle rider attempted to flee the scene. He was later apprehended by other officers and was charged with criminal offenses related to the collision. Read More

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Sunrise, FL - One Killed, Two Hospitalized in Crash Near Gas Station

A crash near a gas station in Sunrise left one person dead and sent two others to the hospital on Friday, March 22nd. The crash took place at the intersection of University Drive and NE 26th Street, near a Shell gas station. According to reports, the accident involved three vehicles. A white pickup truck was seen on top of another vehicle at the crash site. A third vehicle with heavy damage was seen close to the other two vehicles. One person was killed in the accident. The person's identity has not been released, pending family notification. Two others were taken to a hospital with serious injuries. There is no information on how the accident took place. Read More

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Keystone Heights, FL - One Killed, Two Hurt in Thursday Crash on State Road 21

One person is dead and two more are injured following a crash in Keystone Heights on Thursday, March 21st. The Florida Highway Patrol responded to State Road 21 and Southeast 33rd Street around 9:00 a.m. Investigators determined that a Ford Expedition was traveling northbound on SR-21 when the driver lost control of his vehicle. The Ford veered into the southbound travel lanes and collided head-on with a Dodge Ram traveling in the opposite direction. Read More

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Flagler County, FL - Off-Duty Police Officer Among Those Hurt in US-1 Crash

A crash involving three vehicles, including an off-duty law enforcement officer was reported on US-1 on Thursday, March 20th. The accident happened around 7:00 p.m. in a construction zone on the highway. The Flagler County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of the accident. Police say that one of the vehicles jumped a divider at the construction site and crashed into a second vehicle before crashing into the third vehicle as well. A family of five was in one of the affected vehicles and an off-duty law police officer was in another. One man was transported to Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach in serious condition. The five family members were also taken to a hospital with non-life -threatening injuries. Read More

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Indian River County, FL - Two-Car Crash Pushes Vehicle into Canal

A two-car crash in Vero Beach sent one vehicle into a canal on Tuesday, March 19th. Around 7:30 a.m., rescue officials were called to 69th Street and 66th Avenue in reference to the accident. According to reports, a blue Chevrolet sedan was traveling eastbound on 69th Street when it came to a stop sign at the intersection with 66th. The sedan failed to stop and struck a red sedan, traveling southbound on 66th. Read More

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Martin County, FL - Student Injured After Being Struck by Car on Wednesday

An elementary school student was injured after being struck by a car on Wednesday, March 20th. The crash happened around 7:00 a.m. on Indian Street, at the intersection with Southeast Willoughby Boulevard. According to deputies, the student was riding his bicycle across the street when he was struck by a car driven by Edwin Rodriguez-Castro. Castro stopped at the crash scene after realizing he had hit the student. The student was transported to Cleveland Clinic with injuries which are considered non-life-threatening. Read More

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