An accident involving a tractor-trailer hauling chemicals on I-95 brought traffic to a stand still for hours Tuesday. Officials say that a Mitsubishi Montero driven by 27-year-old Fritz Donatien of Fort Lauderdale swerved to avoid debris in his lane while traveling south on I-95.
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Everyone knows that drinking while boating is illegal, but people often bend the rules or to think that one or two beers won’t hurt. Now, the Sea Tow Foundation is kicking off a new campaign for a “designated skipper,” and authorities say they will crack down more than ever this year on DUIs.
After 4-year-old Lily Quintus was hit by a car while at day-care last year, commissioners are campaigning for protective barriers to be put in place outside of day-care centers. Lily Quintus was killed when a car ran into her KinderCare facility on Goldenrod Road last April, and fourteen other people were also injured.
In Orlando and throughout Central Florida, there have been several accidents involving Lynx bus drivers. Now, the mother of a 10-year-old boy who was hit and killed by a Lynx bus is campaigning for the bus agency to enforce stricter policies when it comes to terminating bus drivers with records of multiple accidents.
A 37-year old woman was walking her bicycle along 17-92 in Sanford, near Orlando, in early May when she was hit by a car. She was walking her bicycle through a crosswalk when she was hit be a vehicle driving south. Though the vehicle did have a green light, pedestrians still normally have the right of way in a crosswalk.
For the past year, Orlando has been working to change issues with its roads that result in pedestrian deaths. On Semoran Boulevard, the most dangerous street in the most dangerous city for pedestrians, there have been more than 25 crashes and six deaths involving pedestrians just in the last seven years. Florida as a whole is the most dangerous state for pedestrians.
Joel Gordon, a 28-year-old resident of Georgia was killed Friday morning in a crash on University Drive in Plantation, just north of Broward Boulevard. According to authorities, the driver of the motorcycle was travelling north with a passenger on University Drive shortly before lunchtime when a white Acura SUV turned in front of them. They collided with the SUV and were ejected from the motorcycle on impact. Gordon was pronounced dead at the scene while his female passenger was transported to Broward Medical Center with critical injuries.
An auto accident that occurred Tuesday during the morning commute hours has claimed the life of a 46-year-old Tamarac man. Florida Highway Patrol has identified the driver as Hubert Anderson, and his passenger as 67-year-old Leslie Anderson, also of Tamarac.