The speed a car is traveling when it strikes a pedestrian has a massive impact on the odds that the pedestrian will be killed. Obviously, the faster the car is going, the greater the chances of death. However, it's interesting to dig into the numbers a bit further and see that the real swing happens at 45 miles per hour, when all age groups are more likely to be killed than to survive.
A pair of pedestrian accidents happened in Pensacola, Florida, leaving one person injured and taking another person's life. They both happened on the same road -- Cervantes Street -- and they took place in the span of a few hours.
When you think of distractions in the car, what do you think of first? Texting and driving? Talking on the phone? Trying to use the GPS?
If you're involved in a car accident and you then have a post-traumatic headache, it's important to note that there are a few different ways this can originate. Figuring out exactly what is causing it is the key to getting the right medical care.
From its position at the far west of Florida, Escambia County is the gateway to the state from Alabama and beyond. Interstate 10, the 2,400 mile connection from the Pacific to the Atlantic, passes through on its way from coast to coast, bringing with it many commercial vehicles.
A school band was playing in a Mardi Gras parade in Gulf Shores when an SUV plowed into them. A 73-year-old man was behind the wheel. A dozen students were injured in the crash. While most were treated at medical centers and then released, four were initially in critical condition -- though that number fell to three during the course of the reports. Some were brought to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.
Florida drivers share the roads with commercial trucks every day. More often than not, there is little or no interaction between these parties. However, when there is an interaction in the form of a crash, it can have violent and catastrophic and repercussions.
When you're looking for safety features for your new car, you're probably thinking about airbags, lane departure warning systems, backup cameras, and the like. Should you also be thinking about the color?
An ATV driver in Florida swerved to avoid a car crash and threw himself and his 19-year-old passenger off of the vehicle. Tragically, the young woman riding on the ATV was killed.
Don't let myths stand between you and proper compensation after a car accident. Below are a few of the more common myths you need to know about -- even if you haven't been involved in a wreck yet.