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Tractor-Trailer Struck by Train, Exotic Car Destroyed

On Friday, March 27th, a tractor-trailer driven by Ryan Fung of Palm Harbor stalled on train tracks as a freight train was approaching. Florida Highway Patrol, who responded to the scene at Doctor’s Lake in Orange Park, said that Mr. Fung was able to escape the cab of the vehicle just before the train barreled

Rider Seriously Injured in I-10 Motorcycle Accident

On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, a tractor-trailer travelling westbound on I-10 in Leon County experienced a tire blowout on one of the tires attached to the cab.  The blowout occurred near mile marker 211 in the outside lane.  Unfortunately, in that same lane, a motorcycle being driven by 66-year-old Lonnie Jennings of Tennessee was following

Fort Lauderdale Residents Arrested for PIP Fraud Following Staged Accident

The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud announced on Monday the arrests of Kendrick Callins and Lashaunda Gibbs of Fort Lauderdale.  The pair has been accused of staging an auto accident for the purposes of personal injury protection insurance fraud. The investigation by the Dept. of Insurance Fraud, in conjunction with the

Company Pays Truck Driver $14 Million for Negligence

An Alabama man who was paralyzed in a frightening tractor-trailer accident was originally awarded $18.79 million in a lawsuit against the company that had recently serviced his trucking equipment days earlier. However, due to an agreement reached by lawyers prior to the jury’s decision, Mr. Lacy will receive $14 million.  Pursuant to the award, Empire

"The Faces of Brain Injury" Exhibition Featured at Florida State Capitol

The Brain Injury Association of Florida, Inc. ("BIAF") survivors and their caregivers put on "The Faces of Brain Injury" exhibition at Florida's State Capitol as one of the activities used to educate and heighten awareness of the needs of survivors of traumatic brain injuries during the month of March, which is National Brain Injury Awareness