A Brevard County woman was taken to the hospital recently after being attacked by a pack of three dogs that belong to a neighbor. The 53-year-old victim was walking near her home in the 3200-block of Hainlin Avenue in Palm Bay when she was attacked by the dogs and badly injured. Police report that she suffered multiple bite wounds, including cuts and deep bruises to the upper portion of her body. A neighbor who witnessed the dog bite attack ran to help the lady by scaring off the dogs and using a shovel to protect the victim until emergency responders arrived on the scene.
Regular readers of this blog may remember a post from last summer about a 69-year-old Orlando man who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while attempting to cross the street in his wheelchair. Orlando police are still looking for the driver who killed this man and drove off to avoid taking responsibility. He was one of 23 people who were struck and killed by hit-and-run drivers in Central Florida last year. In a move strongly supported by James O. Cunningham and other Orlando personal injury attorneys, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles recently added a new page on their website, which will describe cold case hit-and-run accidents throughout Florida. The page was added as part of a new campaign to help combat hit-and-run driving and help law enforcement officials apprehend the people responsible for hit-and-run accidents.
Three area teens were injured recently in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Brevard County. Accident investigators say that the teens were riding together on Hammock Road in Mims around 6 p.m. one recent evening when one of the ATVs clipped the back of another, causing a third to collide with one of the ATVs. The accident involved four teens, with one of the teens riding on the back of one of the three ATVs. The three injured teens were airlifted to two Orlando hospitals, where one is listed in critical condition, another is listed in serious condition and a third was treated for minor injuries. Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham is monitoring developments in this case closely, as this is one of several recent accidents involving ATVs that resulted in severe injuries to young people. Police say that one of the ATVs ran over at least two of the teens, resulting in the serious injuries.