Monthly Archives: September 2015


South Florida Police Run Insurance Checks in 3 Local Cities

Police departments in Davie, Miramar and Pembroke Pines joined together to check drivers’ insurance paperwork for fraud. Representatives and investigators from numerous insurance companies stationed themselves at Pembroke Pines police headquarters enabling officers who responded to crashes or pulled over motorists to get instant verification of whether a driver’s insurance coverage was valid. Florida had

Should Volkswagen Be Held Responsible in Florida Courts for Their Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen is already facing 34 federal lawsuits from people claiming their cars are less valuable due to its emission testing scandal. The company has admitted that its diesel cars had software that cheated on various federal and state emission tests. The cars would only turn on the top emission controls when they were being tested,

Man Injured in Auto Accident Involving Tractor-Trailer in Weston

A South Florida man was seriously injured after a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 75 in Weston on Monday, September 14. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a tractor-trailer missed his exit and began to reverse on I-75 at the Royal Palm Boulevard exit. The man, identified as Eric Pereira, driving a Mercedes

Cyclist Dies after Hit-and-Run in Fort Lauderdale

A man who was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle in Fort Lauderdale has tragically died. Fort Lauderdale police claim the man, James Ortibez, was riding his bicycle at about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, when a car struck him, causing him to fall off of the bicycle and into the street. 

Teenager Killed in North Miami After Being Struck by Car

A teenager lost his life and two people were seriously injured when they were hit by a car in North Miami early on September 15. Henry Touissaint, a student of North Miami Senior High School, died when he was hit by a Chevrolet Impala sedan when he was crossing the street at Northeast 135th Street