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Report: School Bus Driver Likely at Fault for Wednesday Crash

February 26, 2021

Authorities have determined that the driver of a school bus that was involved in a serious crash on Wednesday was at fault for the collision.

FristCoastNews.com reports that the driver, Dirk Molendyk, claims to have heard a loud popping…

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News: 21-year-old driver dies after car crashes in Boca Raton

February 26, 2021

BOCA RATON, FL - Police said a driver died after his car crashed in Boca Raton early Thursday morning, according to a report by WPEC.

21-year-old Paul Gregory Marino Jr. was driving an Infiniti 130 on NE 20th Street when he lost control of his car at about 1 a.m., investigators said.

The vehicle slammed into a light pole and Marino was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information on the crash was asked to contact Boca Raton Police.…

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News: Driver killed, 2 passengers hurt when SUV hits tractor-trailer on U.S. 27

February 26, 2021

WESTON, FL - One person died and two others were injured after their SUV slammed into a tractor-trailer in Weston Tuesday morning.

According to the Palm Beach Post, a 67-year-old man was driving the SUV on an exit ramp from Interstate 75 to U.S. 27 when the accident occurred at about 7:25 a.m. The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver was trying to cross all the traffic lanes when the SUV hit the side of a tractor-trailer going north on U.S. 27.

The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at Broward Health in Fort…

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News: FHP patrol car struck in multi-vehicle accident on Florida's Turnpike

February 26, 2021

PALM CITY, FL - The patrol car of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper was involved in a multi-vehicle collision Wednesday morning.

WPTV reports the accident happened in the northbound lanes of Florida's Turnpike near Martin Downs Boulevard in Palm City at 10:41 a.m.

Investigators determined that a tractor-trailer struck a box truck, which then collided with the FHP patrol car that was stopped on the right shoulder.

The trooper, who was outside the vehicle at the time, avoided the crash and was not hurt. No other injuries were reported.

The…

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Boy Declared Brain-Dead After Being Hit By Car Running Red-Light

February 25, 2021

An 11-year-old boy who was struck by a car earlier this month has now been declared brain-dead his family says.

Local10.com reports that on February 10 Anthony Reznik and his sister were crossing the street in a marked crosswalk near 300 Sunny Isles Blvd. when a…

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News: Fatal wreck knocks out power, closes schools in Florida Keys

February 25, 2021

KEY LARGO, FL - A woman was killed in a car accident that caused major disruptions in the Florida Keys Tuesday morning, according to FL Keys News.

Authorities said the victim was driving in the southbound lanes of U.S. 1 in Key Largo at about 4:20 a.m. when her car went off the road and struck a utility pole. The woman, a Key West resident whose name was not released, sustained fatal injuries. No one else was in the car.

The incident caused extensive delays on U.S. 1, with traffic backed up for miles in the area.  The damage caused by the accident also knocked out power to over 1,200 utility…

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News: Woman struck by hit-and-run driver in Miami Beach

February 25, 2021

MIAMI BEACH, FL - Police say a pedestrian was struck in Miami Beach by a driver who left the scene, WPLG reports.

The incident happened Monday night as the woman was crossing West 63rd Street in the area of Indian Creek Drive. Investigators said she was not crossing within the crosswalk at the time she was hit. She was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition.

A search is now underway for the hit-and-run driver responsible for the crash. No description was immediately released of the vehicle being sought.

Anyone with information about what…

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News: Multi-vehicle crash blocks lanes on I-95 south in Miami

February 25, 2021

MIAMI, FL - Police and rescue crews were at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash that affected traffic in Miami Wednesday afternoon.

According to WSVN, a flatbed truck overturned on Interstate 95 south in the area of Interstate 395. Several other vehicles were also involved in the accident.

Miami Fire Rescue crews said no injuries were reported from the crash, but rush hour traffic was snarled as several lanes were blocked on I-95 while the scene was being cleared.

The lanes reopened hours later after the truck was uprighted and removed.…

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Runaway Boat Crashes into Residential Docks in Palm Beach County Neighborhood

February 24, 2021

A runaway boat caused significant consternation in a Palm Beach Gardens community on Sunday after it crashed into multiple residential docks.

WPBF.com reports that the boat was caught on surveillance camera crashing into the docks including the private dock of Vincent and Cynthia…

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News: Suspect arrested in deadly hit-and-run crash in Lauderdale Lakes

February 24, 2021

LAUDERDALE LAKES, FL - Authorities have announced an arrest in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash in Lauderdale Lakes last weekend.

The Broward County Sheriff's Office said 30-year-old Darren Fertil has been taken into custody on multiple charges.  The accident happened shortly after midnight Saturday in the vicinity of West Oakland Park Boulevard and Northwest 46th Avenue.

Investigators said Fertil, driving a Honda, failed to yield to the right of way while trying to make a turn onto Northwest 46th Avenue.  His vehicle struck an Audi…

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