Sunday morning, three friends decided to go for a motorcycle ride east of Osteen. Only two of them will ever make it home. The three motorcyclists were riding in a group around a bend on Maytown Road at approximately 10:30 a.m. when one of the three drivers lost control of his bike.
It’s never smart to run from a hit and run accident, but things ended badly for a woman in Polk County when she fled the scene of an accident. On November 8, authorities believe Rita Bata Beaulieu was involved in an accident in the westbound lane of Interstate 4 near County Road 557. Beaulieu should have stayed and waited for authorities and filled out an accident report, something that she is required to do under Florida law.
Money might buy you a nice car, but it won’t get you out of a manslaughter charge. The heir to a billion-dollar family fortune was sentenced to 16 years in prison on November 21 for killing a person in a drunk-driving accident, according to various media reports.
A woman with multiple driving citations was recently charged with killing a bicyclist while trying to pass a vehicle.
Steven Michael Williams, 44, was riding a bike on North Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando on November 10 when he was struck and killed by a SUV, according to multiple media reports. The driver of the SUV fled the scene.
Near where State Road 40 and State Road 11 meet in Florida, an automobile accident occurred in the afternoon of Tuesday, November 26, 2014. The accident occurred when an SUV carrying the 27-year-old Jamie Desmarais and the 23-year-old Jessica Marcus, both Pierson residents, was struck by a pickup truck driven by the 66-year-old James Hanis, a resident of Seville, overturning both vehicles.
A judge has ruled that the jury set to hear the case of Robert Corchado, the man accused of causing the KinderCare Crash last April that resulted in the death of a 4-year-old girl, will not hear arguments from prosecutors related to a previous crash involving illegal drugs. On April 9, 2014 an SUV driven by Corchado rear-ended a Toyota Solara, which caused the driver of the Toyota to lose control and crash into the KinderCare Center on Goldenrod Road. Corchado then fled the scene and attempted to ditch the vehicle at a home nearby, leaving behind several packages of illegal drugs in the vehicle, including marijuana, heroin and cocaine.
A homeless man was struck and killed in Miami’s Little Havana district early Saturday morning, according to authorities. The victim’s name was Victoriano Fernandez and he was known to others among the community. Fernandez was attempting to cross Northwest Seventh Street with his walker when he was struck by a silver Mazda. Fernandez was air lifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries a short time later.
Two men who stand charged with vehicular homicide and manslaughter in the 2013 death of Fran Abel, may have been drag racing at the time of the crash, investigators say. A judge will meet with attorneys from both side of the case on January 14th to set trial dates for the two men, Amir Talebzedah and Gregory Comon. The men were allegedly travelling at speeds in excess of 100 mph on Jog Road prior to slamming into Mrs. Abel’s Audi as she attempted to make a left turn.
Between 9:30 and 10:00 PM on November 24th, 2014, an automobile accident occurred in St. Augustine between a man on foot and two cars. The incident, which took place where U.S. Highway 1 and Shores Boulevard intersect, occurred when the pedestrian, who has been identified as the 19-year-old St. Augustine resident Matthew Chrest, began crossing over Shores Boulevard from the eastern side, through the intersection, and apparently did not notice the traffic bearing down upon him from the road.