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7 Hospitalized - Including 5 Chidren- In Jacksonville Crash Involving School Bus

May 07, 2021

Several people were hospitalized following a crash involving a school bus on Friday.

News4Jax.com reports that a total of 7 people were hospitalized, including 5 children and 2 adults, following a crash Friday morning. The crash involved a school bus and another vehicle and occurred at Pearl and Bay street.

Authorities believe that the two vehicles collided at the intersection, sending both the bus and the vehicle careening off the road in opposite directions. The car…

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News: Woman on bicycle dies after being struck by hit-and-run driver in Dania Beach

May 07, 2021

DANIA BEACH, FL - The Broward County Sheriff's Office says it is trying to locate a hit-and-run driver responsible for the death of a woman in Dania Beach Wednesday night.

In a news release, the sheriff's office said deputies and local rescue crews responded to the 2300 block of West State Road 84 at about 11:30 p.m. after a report of a bicyclist struck by a vehicle.

Investigators determined that the victim was trying to get up after falling off her bicycle when she was struck by a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. …

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News: Rollover crash on State Road 60 in Vero Beach kills 1, injures 3

May 07, 2021

VERO BEACH, FL - One person was killed and three others injured when their sport utility vehicle crashed in Vero Beach Thursday morning, state troopers said.

WPEC reports a 48-year-old man was driving the SUV west on State Road 60 when the accident occurred near Blue Cypress Lake Road at about 10 a.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the man lost control of the vehicle after driving onto a shoulder and overcorrecting. The SUV went across the westbound lanes and overturned before coming to a stop.

A 21-year-old woman who was a passenger in the vehicle died in the crash. The driver…

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News: Bicyclist fatally struck by car in SW Miami-Dade identified

May 07, 2021

 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL - Family members have identified the bicyclist who was fatally struck by a car in southwest Miami-Dade County earlier this week, WSVN reported.

This is an update to a previous story.

The victim of the crash was Baltazar Lux Terraza, a father of four.  He was riding his bicycle in the area of Southwest 200th Street near Southwest 172nd Avenue at about 7 a.m. Tuesday when he was hit by a Maserati that…

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News: 1 woman killed, 1 injured when car slams into pole on U.S. 1

May 06, 2021

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL - State troopers said one woman was killed and another injured when their car crashed in St. Lucie County on Sunday. 

TC Palm reported the accident occurred on U.S. 1 south of East Midway Road shortly after 2 p.m.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 52-year-old woman was driving a sedan when a van came out of Tropical Isles Way and turned into her path. That caused the sedan to hit a concrete pole on the west side of U.S. 1.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while a 51-year-old…

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News: Driver flees scene after crashing into parked car in Miami Beach

May 06, 2021

MIAMI BEACH, FL - Police are trying to track down the driver responsible for a hit-and-run crash in Miami Beach early Tuesday morning.

According to WSVN, the person was driving a Polaris Slingshot, a three-wheeled vehicle with one rear tire. Police say the driver crashed into an unoccupied parked silver sedan in the area of Collins Avenue and Ninth Street at about 2 a.m., and then fled the scene.

No injuries were reported in the incident, which was captured on surveillance cameras from a nearby hotel.

The driver was last seen putting the vehicle into reverse…

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News: Trapped victim rescued from car following Miami collision

May 06, 2021

MIAMI, FL - Firefighters in Miami rescued a person from a car following a collision early Saturday morning, according to WPLG.

Police said a Jeep and an SUV were involved in the crash in the area of Northwest 2nd Avenue and 29th Street. One person ended up trapped inside one of the vehicles and had to be extricated by rescuers through the use of heavy equipment.

The victim was reported to have been seriously injured.  No details were immediately released on what may have led to the crash.

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How Long do I Have to File a Cruise Ship Injury or Wrongful Death Claim?

May 06, 2021
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Statute of Limitations for Cruise Ship Claims

In the state of Florida, you have only one year to file a claim following injury, assault, or other harm on a cruise ship. However, there are exceptions to this statute of limitations in cases involving minors or when a life has been lost.

Minor Children and Cruise Ship Injury

Children who are…

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Three Injured - One Critically - In Serious Fort Lauderdale Crash

May 05, 2021

Several people were injured in a serious crash in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday.

Local10.com reports that the crash occurred on Federal Highway and Northeast 56th Street and left three people with serious injuries.

Authorities transported the victims to North Broward Hospital. One of the victims was reported in critical condition.

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