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Multiple People Die Diving in South Florida During Lobster Season

July 28, 2021

Multiple people died while diving in South Florida this week, during a busy lobster season.

WSVN.com reports that the first victim drowned in Monroe County while diving for lobsters at about 7:00 a.m. off Sawyer Key.

The second victim was diving in the Florida Keys when a boat propeller ran him over.

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News: Crash involving car and pickup in North Lauderdale kills 1, injures 4

July 28, 2021

NORTH LAUDERDALE, FL - Authorities said a car and a pickup truck were involved in a deadly collision in North Lauderdale Sunday morning.

According to WSVN, the vehicles collided in the vicinity of West McNab Road and Avon Lane at about 10:30 a.m. Investigators believe one of the vehicles T-boned the other while it was trying to make a left hand turn.

Five people were transported to area hospitals. One person, whose identity was not released, was pronounced dead.  No details were released on the conditions of the four others who were injured.

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News: Teenager dies following Central Broward dirt bike accident

July 28, 2021

CENTRAL BROWARD, FL - Broward County detectives are investigating a dirt bike accident last week that claimed the life of a teenager.

According to the Broward County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened July 19 in unincorporated Central Broward shortly before 10 p.m.

Investigators determined that a 16-year-old boy was riding a Kawasaki KLX 140 dirt bike south on Southwest 40th Terrace near the intersection with Southwest 18th Street when he was unable to stop and went past a stop sign. The bike hit a chain-link fence and then crashed into a house.

The teenager was taken…

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News: 10-year-old boy on bicycle struck by hit-and-run driver in Coral Springs

July 28, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Police say a young boy riding his bicycle in Coral Springs was struck by a hit-and-run driver, WPLG reports

The incident happened as the 10-year-old was riding on Northwest 40th Street Sunday night at about 8:40 p.m. Investigators said he was hit by a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, whose driver did not stop to render aid.

The vehicle was last seen going east on Northeast 40th Street heading toward Riverside Drive. The boy was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale for treatment, and was expected…

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Florida Amtrak Crash Injures 3

July 27, 2021

An Amtrak crash in Florida injured three people earlier this month.

According to TampaBay.com, the crash occurred on July 16 when an Amtrak train collided with a trailer that was stranded on the track. The crash resulted in three injuries.

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News: 70-year-old man dies after scooter crash in Hillsboro Beach

July 27, 2021

HILLSBORO BEACH, FL - Authorities said a man died of injuries sustained when his scooter crashed in Hillsboro Beach earlier this month, Boca News Now reported.

The victim was identified as 70-year-old John Meehan. The Broward County Sheriff's Office said Meehan was riding a scooter along Hillsboro Mile July 5 when he drove off the roadway, onto a grass swale and then back onto the road where he fell to the ground.  Investigators said he was not wearing a helmet at the time.

Meehan was taken to Broward Health North with head injuries, and he passed away July 14.

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News: Driver loses control of vehicle, slams into Miami seafood restaurant

July 27, 2021

MIAMI, FL - Police are investigating a crash at a Miami restaurant Friday evening that left five people injured.

According to WSVN, the incident happened at the Don Camarón Seafood Grill at 501 Northwest 37th Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. Witness accounts stated that the driver of a Nissan Altima lost control of the vehicle, went through a field and struck a parked van before crashing into the side of the restaurant.

The driver and four other people were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. They were listed…

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News: Driver killed when car slams into pickup in Vero Beach area

July 27, 2021

VERO BEACH, FL - A collision between a car and a pickup truck in the Vero Beach area Saturday night killed one of the drivers, according to TC Palm.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the 68-year-old driver of the car did not stop at a stop sign at the intersection of 4th Street and 66th Avenue at about 9:50 p.m.

The sedan hit the side of a pickup that was going south on 66th Street. The pickup flipped over and landed on its side, while the car went off the roadway.

The pickup truck driver, a 48-year-old man from Vero Beach, was…

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Bonita Springs Crash Involving Lee Trans Bus Leaves 3 Injured

July 26, 2021

A Lee Trans Bus was involved in a crash late last week.

WinkNews.com reports that the crash occurred in Bonita Springs on Saturday in the vicinity of South Tamiami Trail near Coconut Road. Apparently, an SUV crashed into the Lee Trans Bus, as it was stopped at a bus stop north of Coconut Road. 

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News: Car accident in Tamarac kills 76-year-old driver

July 26, 2021

TAMARAC, FL - The Broward County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating a car accident that killed an elderly woman in Tamarac.

The victim was identified as 76-year-old Barbara Axelrod of Tamarac. She was driving on Northwest 81st Street July 16 when the accident occurred at about 7:19 p.m.

Detectives said Axelrod was behind the wheel of a Hyundai Azera when she veered off the roadway, went over a raised center median and collided with a palm tree.

The car was redirected into the westbound lanes of Northwest 81st Street, where it came to a stop.  Axelrod was…

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