Alarming rise in hit-and-runs worries, baffles Florida officials

August 13th, 2013 - by DKRPA

Getting into a car accident is bad enough, but to quickly find that the other car involved has driven off is more than disheartening and it leaves you without much recourse. What’s worse is the Florida Highway Patrol says hit-and-run accidents are on the rise in Central Florida. Just last month, there were 547 hit-and-run […]

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Florida hit-and-run driver has road rage fit after crash

May 8th, 2013 - by DKRPA

A 50-year-old Florida man is behind bars on felony charges after he drove his truck into the bumper of another vehicle. He immediately sped away from the car accident scene — but the driver of the victimized vehicle followed the 50-year-old until he came to a stop in a parking lot. Once there, the man […]

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Good Samaritan’s quick thinking saves car accident victim’s life

April 4th, 2013 - by DKRPA

Hit-and-run accidents are obviously terrible incidents. Inherently, there is an added element of outrage when it comes to a hit-and-run; the at-fault driver knows what he or she did, and they choose to scamper off without trying to help out the victims. Somewhere, deep down, they probably know they are not going to get away […]

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Underage driver was drunk when she hit pedestrian, fled scene

February 11th, 2013 - by DKRPA

Driver error is so often the cause of car accidents. Many times, this driver error occurs because of a lapse in judgment. Maybe the driver was texting behind the wheel, or talking with friends in the car, or simply lost sight of what they were supposed to be focusing on: the road. But this lapse […]

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Road rage could be factor in Florida hit-and-run crash

July 25th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Police in Palm Beach County are on the lookout for a beige 2000 Ford SUV after the vehicle plowed through a group of pedestrians and then fled the scene. Five people were injured (all hospitalized) in the pedestrian accident — and one is considered to be in critical conditions after she suffered severe bodily harm. […]

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Hit-and-run crash leaves Florida biker with catastrophic injuries

June 27th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Though motorcyclists and bicyclists share similar dangers on the road (both do not protect the rider in an accident), bicyclists face a specific disadvantage that motorcyclists do not experience. While considered part of traffic, bikes travel at dramatically lower speeds than cars and motorcycles and are also removed from the actual flow of traffic — […]

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US Commerce Secretary investigated on hit-and-run charges

June 16th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Over the past week, national headlines have been focused on John Bryson, the U.S. Commerce Secretary who got into two¬†car accidents¬†and had a seizure. The strange set of circumstances may end up with Bryson receiving hit-and-run charges and the entire sequence is still under investigation. While in Los Angeles, California, Bryson was leisurely driving through […]

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One dead, four injured in tragic DUI wreck

January 9th, 2012 - by DKRPA

A 22-year-old Florida man faces a host of DUI-related charges after crashing into another car and running over one Siesta Key woman. The young man also faces hit-and-run charges from the pedestrian accident that killed the woman who was out for a jog. The reckless accident happened on Saturday afternoon, when the 22-year-old driver rear-ended […]

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