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General Motors Recalls 68,000 Vehicles Due to Battery Fire Threat

November 15, 2020

General Motors is recalling approximately 68,667 vehicles after the company received multiple reports of battery fires.

TheVerge.com reports that General Motors is recalling Chevy Bolt model vehicles manufactured between 2017 and 2019 due to numerous reports of battery fires in the vehicles. There…

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Man Claims Enterprise Rented Him a Vehicle While He was Drunk Leading to Fatal Crash

November 14, 2020

A man who has been convicted in a fatal 2013 car crash claims that he was drunk when he rented the vehicle that was later involved in the crash. 

TampaBay.com reports that in March 2013 Felix Luis C. Rodriguez rented a vehicle from Enterprise Rent-A-Car business at 5402 N Nebraska Ave. in Tampa. Hours after renting the vehicle Rodriguez was driving on Interstate 95 in the Jacksonville area at a high rate of speed when he noticed a Ford Mustang in his path. After flashing his lights in an attempt to cause the Mustang to move out of the way, Rodriguez saw that the car would not move in time and he attempted to overtake it while going…

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Cruise Lines Begin Cancelling 2021 Sailings

November 13, 2020

The cruise industry was supposed to return to operations in the summer. After the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s no-sail order was set to expire in July, Carnival announced that it was going to return to operations on August 1. Then, as the CDC extended its no-sail order, the cruise industry pushed back its return to operations date until 2021 sailings were no longer an option.

Now, it is…

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Teen Dies After Falling from Trunk of Moving Vehicle

November 12, 2020

A teen woman is dead following a fall from an automobile on Wednesday.

New-press.com reports that the 18-year-old victim was on the trunk of a car being driven by a 15-year-old girl in Lehigh Acres on Wednesday at about 6:10 p.m. Apparently, as the vehicle…

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Minor Killed in Weekend Crash Involving Underage Driver

November 11, 2020

A car carrying various minors crashed this weekend, leaving one dead.

Local10.com reports that the driver of the car and all of its passengers were under the legal driving age. The car’s 13-year-old driver apparently lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a…

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What if I Am Injured by a Car or a Household Item?

November 11, 2020

When you sustain an injury from a defective or dangerous product, you may be entitled to seek compensation for all related damages. Because these cases often hinge on the defective product itself, however, it is essential that you hold onto the item even after it causes harm. This will be very helpful as we develop your claim.

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Alligator Alley Crash Leaves One Dead

November 10, 2020

A Florida resident was killed in a crash on Alligator Alley in a single-vehicle crash on Monday.

Patch.com reports that the crash occurred at about 8:27 a.m. on I-75 near mile marker 37. The 57-year-old victim, from Clewiston, was driving a pickup truck when he suddenly veered off the road and into a canal.…

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General Motors Recalls Nearly 200,000 Automobiles on Risk of Stalling and Fire

November 09, 2020

General Motors is recalling approximately 194,105 vehicles due to a defect that can cause the automobiles to lose power, and even catch fire, while moving.

ConsumerReports.com reports that the recalled models include "2018 and 2019 Chevrolet Cruze, 2018 Chevrolet Malibu…

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Key West Passes Significant Cruise Ship Restrictions

November 08, 2020

On Tuesday, as the nation went to vote in the presidential election, residents of Key West had an additional decision to make. On the ballot was a trio of measures that would severely restrict cruising to the island. The measures passed.

USAToday.com reports

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Volvo Recalls Tens of Thousands of Vehicles After Defect-Related Death

November 07, 2020

Volvo is recalling approximately 54,000 vehicles after a driver was killed by an airbag defect in one of the company’s automobile models.

Reuters.com reports that the models subject to recall include 2001-2003 model S80 and S60. The vehicles are being recalled …

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