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Fatal Alcohol-Related Crash in Largo

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A woman is in custody after she allegedly drove the wrong way and collided with another vehicle, killing one person and seriously injuring two other people, including a 10-year-old child. 27-year-old Britney passed two marked patrol cars as she was travelling the wrong way on Highway 19. Before officers could pull her over, she… Read More »

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Dual Fatal Accident on Bayshore Drive

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A bicyclist was killed after he was hit by a motorcycle, who subsequently died as well — the two vehicles violently collided in a crosswalk along a scenic stretch of this iconic Tampa Bay roadway. A local lawyer and father of four was riding his bike across Bayshore in a crosswalk, at the intersection… Read More »

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Deadly Motorcycle Crash in Pasco County

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A motorcyclist is dead after he lost control of his bike, fell into a traffic lane, and was run over by an oncoming car. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 49-year-old man was northbound on U.S. 98 when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of his bike, slid off the road, and smacked… Read More »

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Why Should We Care About Some Common Third-Party Liability Theories?

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Florida’s roads and highways are home to some of the most serious vehicle collisions in the country. Frequently, victims sustain serious head injuries or spine injuries; the resulting medical bills often exceed $100,000. Unfortunately for these victims, Florida also has one of the lowest auto insurance coverage requirements in the country. So, many of… Read More »

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Deadly Left-Turn Crash Near Fairgrounds

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Although the issues seem clear-cut, legal responsibility is uncertain in a wreck which killed a 56-year-old Tampa man. According to police and witnesses, 60-year-old James Martin had the green light as he approached the intersection of Orient Road and State Road 547. As he tried to turn left from Orient onto 547, Steve Aguilar… Read More »

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Drunk Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Wimauma Woman

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

An allegedly intoxicated motorist rear-ended 37-year-old Shawna Smith’s car, killing her almost instantly. The wreck occurred on Interstate 75 near the Big Bend Road exit. According to police and witnesses, 32-year-old Alberto Vigo, of Bradenton, tried to pass Smith as the two were travelling north. Vigo misjudged the angle and clipped the rear of… Read More »

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Possibly Impaired Driver Kills Two Teenagers

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

18-year-old Erinasha Jones had a BAC level just below the legal limit and smelled of marijuana in the aftermath of a fatal collision on Interstate 275, according to investigators. At the time of the wreck, Jones was northbound on I-275, approaching the Avenue N exit. She swerved from the inside lane to the exit… Read More »

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Runaway Car Crash Kills One, Injures One

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Observers believe that speed might have been a factor in a deadly vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 301. The wreck occurred near Ashbrook Drive in Pasco County. According to Florida Highway Patrol troopers, 28-year-old Donathan Buck was northbound when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed the center line. He then crashed into… Read More »

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Seriously-Impaired Motorist Kills Pedestrian

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

The suspected driver in a fatal Tampa crash had a BAC level more than three times the legal limit. He also admitted to taking drugs shortly before the wreck. 31-year-old Douglas Ehas was driving a Pinch-a-Penny pool supply truck when he swerved off Bayshore Boulevard near the Julia Street intersection and struck a local… Read More »

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Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in St. Petersburg

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Authorities have few leads as they search for a man who was driving a stolen car when he caused a fatal crash and then fled the scene on foot. The wreck occurred near the intersection of 40th Street South and Ninth Avenue South. Police say that an unknown person driving a stolen Mercedes smacked… Read More »

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Reckless Wrong-Way Driver Kills Two People

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Investigators say that 30-year-old Alexander Jacobson was drunk when he collided with another vehicle on Interstate 275. The wreck occurred on the northbound entrance ramp to the Tampa International Airport. According to police, Jacobson was travelling southbound on the ramp when he collided with a rideshare driver who was ferrying a passenger to the… Read More »

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Head-On Port Richey Wreck Kills Immigrant

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A 24-year-old man, who was originally from Honduras, is dead after a head-on collision that also sent two other people to the hospital. The wreck occurred in Jasmine Estates near the Embassy Boulevard/Crabtree Lane intersection. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 24-year old man, whose name was not released, lost control of his… Read More »

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Deadly Left Turn Motorcycle Crash in Zephyrhills

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A 72-year-old woman making a left turn against traffic pulled directly into the path of an oncoming motorcycle. The rider was killed almost instantly. This wreck occurred near the intersection of Highway 301 and Daughtry Road. According to Florida Highway Patrol troopers, 73-year-old Shirley Brooks was trying to turn left against traffic from Highway… Read More »

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Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Tampa Pedestrian

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Investigators are looking for the driver of a Chevrolet Trailblazer who fatally struck a woman as she tried to cross a road. Few details were available, except that the Trailblazer’s driver sped away from the scene after striking the woman. 40-year-old Chanda Grant, of Tampa, was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she later… Read More »

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Dual Fatal Crash on U.S. 19 in Pinellas County

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Two women were killed after a driver turned into the path of an oncoming car while attempting a left turn against traffic. The wreck happened when 84-year-old Diane Pires tried to turn left from southbound U.S. 19 to Royal Boulevard. In so doing, she pulled directly into the path of an oncoming Audi, driven… Read More »

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Four People Killed in Three Overnight Bay Area Crashes

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Three separate crashes in a 24-hour period claimed four lives and created some complex legal questions for Tampa car accident attorneys to answer. In the first wreck, Ralph Innamorato was waiting to enter a gas station on Seven Springs Boulevard. He pulled directly into the path of an oncoming motorcycle, ridden by Bradley Casler… Read More »

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Runaway Semi-Truck in Davenport Kills One

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Investigators shut down one of the most heavily-travelled roads in Polk County as they pieced together the details of a multi-vehicle accident. Police state that a truck driver rolled through a stop sign at the intersection of South Boulevard West and Highway 27. An oncoming semi-truck, which was southbound on Highway 27, swerved to… Read More »

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Three-Car Collision Seriously Injures Two People

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A man ran a red light, causing a chain-reaction crash at the intersection of County Road 54 and Grand Oaks Boulevard. 28-year-old Cooper Gil and 24-year-old Paula Ortiz were both westbound on CR 54. Gil approached the intersection on a red light and Ortiz waited to make a left turn against traffic. 24-year-old Desiree… Read More »

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Tampa Woman in Jail After Alleged DUI Crash

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

50-year-old Helen Mention is behind bars after she allegedly drove drunk and slammed into a guardrail. Her infant grandchild, who was in the vehicle, died three days later. According to police and witnesses, Mention was driving erratically before the final crash. Responders found her semi-conscious and slumped against the driver’s side door. Harlem, her… Read More »

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Obtaining Compensation in Device Distraction Claims

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Generally, distracted drivers kill thousands of victims every year. A significant number of these crashes involve cell phones. To reduce the number of fatalities, Florida lawmakers recently approved a much tougher cell phone ban. But the new law only goes so far. If the victim suffered a serious injury, damages in a device distraction… Read More »

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