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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Common mistakes accident victims make

Car accidents happen all the time in Florida. Many motorists who end up in collisions with other vehicles make crucial mistakes that alter the outcome of their situations. To keep themselves from being disadvantaged, motorists should learn how to avoid making these common mistakes.

How can I avoid getting in a car accident?

Cars make life convenient for most people in Florida. Unfortunately, along with that convenience comes the risk of car accidents, states ConsumerReports. Many drivers are so wrapped up in getting back and forth to their destinations that they fail to realize that every moment they spend on the road increases the likelihood of them being injured in car wrecks. To minimize the consequences and inconvenience of this type of situation, you should take preventive steps to avoid them.

Truck drivers with sleep apnea at risk for accidents

Truck drivers in Hillsborough work long hours on the road, and they often drive many miles without stopping to rest. Due to the nature of their jobs, commercial drivers who have sleep apnea have a higher risk of being involved in motor vehicle crashes. This condition can make it difficult for truck drivers to stay awake and attentive while they are on the road.

Examining the circumstances in which truck accidents occur - II

A few weeks ago, our blog started discussing how the process of driving can become so routine that drivers sometimes fail to account for the limitations or unique dangers posed by the other cars, motorcycles and trucks with which they share the road.  

Examining the circumstances in which truck accidents occur

The vast majority of drivers on the roads and highways are accustomed to sharing their space with other cars, motorcycles and, of course, trucks. Indeed, it's not uncommon for people to be so accustomed to the presence of these other types of vehicles that they actually become inured to the unique dangers they pose and vice versa.

Seminole County deputy involved in 2 crashes, 1 fatal

The first incident that a Seminole County Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in occurred at about 9:30 p.m., and was a pursuit with an alleged drunk driver. That driver eventually crashed into a patrol car at the intersection of Ronald Reagan Boulevard and State Road 434.

NHTSA calls for rear-impact guards to be even safer

It can be truly terrifying to be traveling along the highway only to have traffic come to a sudden halt, forcing you to apply your brakes, and hope in that split-second that you aren't hit from behind and are able to come to a complete stop before striking the vehicle in front of you.

Distracted driving campaigns are making a difference

Statistics from the federal government paint a rather sobering picture of just how serious the problem of distracted driving remains on the roads and highways here in the U.S. For example, an astounding 3,154 people were killed and another 424,000 were injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by distracted drivers in 2013 alone.


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