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News: Collision in Palm Beach County kills motorcycle rider

January 20, 2022

LAKE WORTH, FL - Authorities said a man was killed when his motorcycle was involved in a collision in Palm Beach County.

According to WPTV, the accident occurred early Sunday morning on Lantana Road in Lake Worth at about 1:36 a.m.  The sheriff's office said the driver of a Hyundai Elantra was making a left turn across Lantana Road when the vehicle was struck on the driver's side by a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle.

The operator of the motorcycle, identified as 29-year-old John Hutchinson, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Speed is…

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University Of Miami Medical School Student Feels Lucky to Be Alive After Hit-And-Run

January 19, 2022

A Miami medical school student is thankful after surviving a hit-and-run crash in Brickell in mid-December.

WSVN.com reports that the crash occurred on Southeast Seventh Street when a Dodge Durango slammed into Jason Greenfield and Ian Edelman. Greenfield is a medical student at the University of Miami.

In a video of the crash, shared on social media, the Durango can be seen jumping up on the curb, striking the men, then coming to a stop on the sidewalk. Some believe that the Durango may have been racing…

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News: Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Deerfield Beach

January 19, 2022

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL - A woman died after she was hit by a train early Wednesday morning in Broward County, reports NBC Miami. 

Deputies from the Broward Sheriff's Office responded to the scene at Southeast 4th Street and South Dixie Highway after the incident was reported just before 4 a.m.

The pedestrian, whose identity has not been released, was found dead at the scene near the tracks.

The crash is under investigation by BSO traffic homicide detectives.  Florida East Coast Railway and Railroad police have also been contacted.

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News: Driver, passenger hospitalized after car crashes into tractor-trailer in Miami

January 19, 2022

MIAMI, FL - An accident in Miami involving a car and a tractor-trailer left two people hospitalized Monday night, WPLG reports.

Officials said a Lamborghini struck the back of a tractor-trailer in the vicinity of Southwest 8th Street and Southwest 4th Avenue shortly before 11 p.m.  The car then became stuck underneath the truck.

The Miami Fire Department's Technical Rescue Team used a towing device to pull out the car. The driver was able to escape the vehicle, but a passenger was trapped inside.

The rescue team managed to…

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Two Seriously Injured After Vehicles Strikes Them in Pompano Beach

January 18, 2022

Two people were seriously injured after a vehicle struck them in Pompano Beach Tuesday.

WSVN.com reports that the collision occurred near Northwest Sixth Avenue and Second Street when the vehicle struck the victims, apparently as they crossed the street.

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News: Fatal accident shuts down stretch of I-95 north in Boca Raton

January 18, 2022

BOCA RATON, FL - A portion of Interstate 95 was shut down Tuesday morning after two vehicles were involved in a fatal crash.

According to WPTV, the accident occurred in the northbound lanes of I-95 in the area of Glades Road in Boca Raton at about 2:45 a.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a sedan and an SUV were going north on I-95 when the sedan driver made a sharp left turn and crashed into the SUV. The driver of the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene.

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News: Driver critically injured after crashing into tree in Miami Gardens

January 18, 2022

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - A driver was critically injured in a car accident in Miami Gardens early Sunday morning, WSVN reports.

According to police, a man was driving east on Northwest 183rd Street at about 5 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle and collided with a tree.

Miami Gardens Police responded to the scene and the man was rushed to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

No one else was in the vehicle at the time, and no other injuries were reported.  

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News: Boater killed when vessel crashes into dock on Intracoastal Waterway

January 18, 2022

HIGHLAND BEACH, FL - Officials said a boater was killed in an accident that occurred Saturday on the Intracoastal Waterway.

WPTV reports a man was operating a 25-foot center console vessel headed north in the area of Highland Beach when he lost control after encountering a wake.

The boat crashed into a dock near 3310 Ocean Drive. The boat operator was pronounced dead at the scene.  He was identified as 63-year-old Richard Patrick Mineo.

Two minors who were on the boat were injured and transported to Delray Beach Medical…

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Hyundai Recalls 26,000 Vehicles Due to Defect That Can Cause the Windshield to Detach

January 17, 2022

Automaker Hyundai is recalling tens of thousands of vehicles due to a defect that could cause the vehicles' windshields to detach during a crash.

ConsumerReports.org reports that Hyundai is recalling 26,000 sedans including 2020 and 2021 model year Elantras and Sonatas. According to the report, faulty adhesives may have improperly bound the windshield to the vehicles. The defect can allow moisture into the car and may produce a wind sound when the vehicles are moving.

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News: 3 injured after car crashes into barricade in Fort Lauderdale

January 17, 2022

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Three people were injured in a fiery crash in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, according to WSVN.

The incident occurred in the area of Northeast 4th Avenue and Northeast 9th Street.  Authorities said the driver of a Cadillac was involved in a collision with other vehicles and then crashed into a concrete barricade, causing the Cadillac to catch fire.

Two adults and a child sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

Firefighters responded and extinguished the blaze after the car went up in flames.

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