Overnight car accident on I-95 sends 6 adults, 3 kids to hospital

August 12th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

A multi-vehicle collision Sunday night on I-95 in West Palm Beach sent a total of nine people to the hospital, authorities report, including three children, two Florida Highway Patrol officers and a West Palm Beach fire captain. Luckily, none of the injuries were considered life threatening, according to an FHP spokesperson. This was apparently a […]

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Serious injuries to adult, child in Lake Lulu watercraft accident

July 30th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

Two Winter Haven men took two boys for an afternoon of fun at the lake on Saturday, but the day did not end up that way. Both boys, aged 9 and 10, and a 31-year-old man sustained serious injuries when the inner tube they were riding in slammed into a Lake Lulu dock. All three […]

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Active hurricane season expected: Tips to prevent boat accidents

July 26th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

According to climate scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Florida could be in for quite a hurricane season this year. NOAA has predicted an “active or extremely active” season, with a 70-percent chance that 3 to 6 hurricanes this year will be categorized as Category 3 or stronger — well above the historical […]

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One trolley went way off track in Fort Lauderdale, injuring 5

July 18th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

Trolleys can bring about a feeling of nostalgia for adults or a bit of wonder for children. Beach trolleys in Florida are a great way for residents and tourists alike to enjoy some of the great weather that The Sunshine State has to offer. Not all trolleys are on a track anymore, but they still […]

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Are cities responsible for stopping invasive wild animal attacks?

July 12th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

Recently, residents of the Sandhurst neighborhood in Boynton Beach have reported that wild foxes have been moving into the neighborhood — and some of them are aggressive. If you live in an area where wild and possibly dangerous animals are encroaching on areas where humans live, you may be wondering if cities have a legal […]

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Is lack of regulation responsible for parasail-boat accidents?

July 9th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

Did you know that parasailing is virtually unregulated in Florida or nationwide? At the same time, in Florida alone there have been as many as 33 parasailing accidents in the past 15 years — six of which were fatal. The question of whether the activity should be more closely regulated is likely to receive renewed […]

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New law targets texting truck drivers

June 27th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

Next week on July 1, a new law goes into effect in Florida that aims to prevent commercial truck and bus drivers from using hand-held cell phones while behind the wheel. The purpose of the bill is to prevent truckers from driving while distracted, which has emerged as the cause of a significant number of […]

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Going below the speed limit in the left lane could now cost $60

June 17th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

Most of the time, slowing your driving down is a great idea. Usually, slower speeds can do a lot toward preventing serious and deadly car accidents. Here in Florida, however, we apparently have a few drivers who go below the speed limit in the far left-hand lane where people are expecting to be able to […]

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Texting ban passed in Florida Senate

April 24th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

As much of the country has designated the month of April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month, legislators in Florida may finally be on the verge of passing legislation to protect our roads from motorists distracted by cellphones. While many states have already passed a number of laws prohibiting certain types of dangerous behaviors, Florida has […]

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4 Floridians sent to the hospital after head-on wreck

April 8th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

A two-car crash in Palm Beach, Florida dealt injuries to numerous people in both vehicles, requiring hospital trips for four of the individuals involved. There are few details available regarding this accident, but we do know two things: that the accident was a head-on collision, and that an airlift was not necessary (which, if it […]

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