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Homeowners to Repair Dock After Out-of-Control Boat Crash

March 03, 2021

Two weeks ago we blogged about an out-of-control boat that slammed into a private dock in Palm Beach after the boat’s pilot reportedly lost control. Now, WPBF.com is reporting that the homeowners of the dock that was affected will likely have to pay for the repairs themselves.

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News: Head-on collision on Florida's Turnpike kills 1, injured 3

March 03, 2021

FORT PIERCE, FL - A van and an SUV were involved in a fatal collision on Florida's Turnpike in St. Lucie County Sunday morning.

According to TC Palm, the incident happened in the northbound lanes of the Turnpike near the 172 mile marker at about 6 a.m.  The Florida Highway Patrol said a 28-year-old man lost control while driving a van north and hit a guardrail. After rotating counterclockwise, the van was then struck head-on by a northbound SUV.

The van driver, a Decatur, Georgia resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 38…

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News: 2 hospitalized in rollover wreck on I-95 south in Fort Lauderdale

March 03, 2021

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - State troopers and rescue crews responded to a rollover accident off of Interstate 95 in Fort Lauderdale that left two people injured, WSVN reported.

Authorities said the crash happened on I-95 south near Davie Boulevard Tuesday afternoon.  The vehicle involved went down an embankment between the off-ramp and the interstate. The Fort Lauderdale fire department had to remove the vehicle's roof in order to extricate the two people inside.

The two were taken to Broward Health Medical Center, but there was no immediate word on their condition.…

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What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

March 03, 2021
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is one of many types of chronic pain that are not fully understood. Typically manifesting in the arms or legs, CRPS may involve symptoms such as:

  • Hypersensitivity to heat or cold
  • Chronic burning or throbbing pain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Muscle tremors and weakness
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Deadly Crash As Tractor Trailer Collies with SUV Carrying 25 People

March 02, 2021

A California crash is serving as a stark warning to Floridians: avoid the temptation to over-crowd into a vehicle.

In a grizzly news report out of Southern California today, reports indicate that an SUV carrying 25 people was involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer, killing at least 15 people.

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News: Boynton Beach motorcyclist dies after crashing into car

March 02, 2021

BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Authorities say a motorcycle rider going at an extremely high rate of speed was killed in a crash in Palm Beach County Saturday night.

According to WPTV, 32-year-old Matthew Guntle was driving his Suzuki GSX-R600 south on Lawrence Road when the accident occurred at 9:17 p.m.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Guntle was approaching Meadow View Road when he crashed into the passenger side of a Toyota Camry that was making a left turn.

Guntle, a resident of Boynton Beach, was thrown from the bike and…

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News: Woman fatally struck by driver at Pembroke Pines apartment complex

March 02, 2021

PEMBROKE PINES, FL - A woman was killed in a car accident at a Pembroke Pines apartment complex Saturday morning, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

The incident occurred at the Villas at Pembroke Pines on Southwest 18th Street. Police said the driver of a Ford Mustang was pulling out of a parking space at the complex at about 6 a.m. when it hit the woman as she was walking past.

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LeeTran Bus Involved in Crash That Sends Two to the Hospital

March 01, 2021

A crash involving a LeeTran bus left several people hurt and two people hospitalized Monday morning.

NBC-2.com reports that the crash occurred near Grace Avenue in Fort Myers, and involved the bus and an SUV. Pictures of the crash appeared to show the front of the SUV smashed into the front of the bus.…

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News: Truck driven by suspected drunk driver slams into Vero Beach home

March 01, 2021

VERO BEACH, FL - A driver was taken into custody following a collision that caused a truck to crash into a home in Vero Beach on Saturday morning, according to WPTV.

The Indian River County Sheriff's Office said a Ford F-250 truck pulling a trailer crashed into a Kia Optima on 27th Avenue Southwest. The driver of the truck then lost control and slammed into a home on the block, where a couple who had been lying in bed were pinned underneath the vehicle. There was no immediate information regarding their condition.

The…

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News: Elderly bicyclist dies after being hit by SUV in Delray Beach

March 01, 2021

DELRAY BEACH, FL - Authorities said an elderly bicycle rider died after being hit by an SUV in Palm Beach County Friday.

According to the Palm Beach Post, 75-year-old Neil J. Goldman was riding his bike south on the shoulder of Lyons Road near West Atlantic Avenue when the accident occurred at 12:17 p.m.

Investigators with the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office said a 79-year-old Boynton Beach woman was driving a Lexus RX350 south on Lyons Avenue when she swerved out of her lane and struck Goldman.

The victim, a…

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