Law enforcement officers are meant to protect the public. Often times, an officer’s encounter with the public is simple and straight forward – a routine traffic stop or an arrest for shoplifting. At times, however, the occupation can place an officer in significant danger. That is what happened to an eight-year veteran of the Orlando Police Department.
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Riding a bicycle can be dangerous in Florida. The state is the deadliest in the nation per capita. Florida has 5.7 bicycle deaths per million people, and averages 110 bicycle deaths a year. That is significantly higher than Louisiana, the second highest state, which averages 17 deaths per year.
Three teenagers decided to steal an SUV. While the idea might have sounded fun to them, it had the potential to do serious harm. They were most likely inexperienced drivers and should not have been driving such a large vehicle.
In July of 2014, 45-year-old Elizabeth Braly was taking an evening walk with her son at Daytona Beach. She was joined by her daughter-in-law and another couple the family had met while on vacation from North Carolina. At the same time, 36-year-old Shawn Patrick Doolan was driving a 2002 Nissan Maxima on Dunlawton Boulevard.
Drugs and alcohol are a dangerous combination. This is especially true with prescription medication, which has been on the increase in recent years. Since 1999, the amount of prescription painkillers prescribed and sold in the U.S. has nearly quadrupled, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
According to a report released on Monday by the National Safety Council, deaths related to auto accidents have increased a whopping 14 percent in the first six months of 2015 compared to the same time period last year. A total of almost 19,000 lives were lost on America’s road and highways, with 1,441 of those occurring in the state of Florida. This number represents a 29 percent increase over 2014. This trend is very troubling to safety officials and they have combed the data looking for answers.
A motorcyclist was killed early Tuesday morning in an accident on Adamo Drive near U.S. 301 in Tampa, Florida. Authorities report that the motorcyclist and his passenger were traveling west on Adamo Drive when he lost control of the motorcycle due to slick road conditions and hit a median. A car subsequently hit the motorcycle, injuring the passenger and fatally injuring the driver. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
The fate of Padi the dog, a black lab mix that allegedly bit a 4-year-old boy in the veterinary office of Dr. Gartenburg, will be decided by a judge in circuit court sometime in the near future. Until that time, Padi has been released to the care of Dr. Gartenburg, who is Padi’s owner, with several restrictions including that Padi can only be around children when supervised and that ‘beware of dog’ signs were posted around Dr. Gartenburg’s home.