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Bartow Mini-Bike Crash Kills Two Young Girls

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Nine and twelve-year-old sisters are dead after their mini-bike collided with a passenger truck on a neighborhood street. Charisma and Kiera Vega were riding the mini-bike near the intersection of Wellington Place and Connorville Road when they rode directly into the path of an oncoming truck. The truck driver, whose name was not released,… Read More »

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Left Turn Crash Kills New Port Richey Motorcyclist

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A driver making a left turn against traffic turned directly into the path of an oncoming motorcycle rider, throwing him off his bike and killing him almost instantly. The wreck happened near the intersection of Celestial Oaks Dr. and Florida Ave. According to police and witnesses, a Chevy Cobalt driver was in the left… Read More »

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Fatal Alcohol-Related Crash in Tampa

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A 28-year-old woman may have been intoxicated when she drove the wrong way and caused a tragic chain-reaction crash. The car accident occurred on North 66th Street in Pinellas Park. The woman was southbound on the northbound side when she slammed into a northbound Chevrolet Equinox that was waiting at a red light. The… Read More »

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Tampa Hit-and-Run Driver Seriously Injures Homeless Man

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Authorities have few clues in the search for a driver who struck a wheelchair-bound man and immediately fled the scene. An unknown vehicle struck 63-year-old Bernard Smiley near the intersection of Nebraska Avenue and MLK. Police believe that the vehicle may have significant front-end damage, due to the nature of the crash. “When you… Read More »

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Alcohol-Related Fireball Crash in Tampa Kills One

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

One man’s BAC level was almost twice the legal limit when he wrecked his car and killed the passenger in his vehicle. Near the intersection of Westshore Boulevard and Montgomery Avenue, the 24-year-old motorist moved into the left lane to pass another vehicle. In so doing, he struck the median and then careened into… Read More »

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Loss-of-Control Crash Kills One, Injures One

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

In Jacksonville, a runaway car careened off several interstate barriers before it hit an oncoming vehicle. The car crash occurred on Interstate 295 near the New Kings Road intersection. According to police and witnesses, 33-year-old Antuan Shaw was northbound on I-295 in a Nissan Sentra. For unknown reasons, he lost control of his vehicle…. Read More »

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Runaway Driver Kills Tampa Teenager

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

An 18-year-old high school senior is dead after another driver, who was fleeing from the scene of an earlier accident, ignored a red light and slammed into her vehicle. A Bradenton woman was southbound on 27th Street East when a 23-year-old man hit her car in an intersection. The force of the collision ejected… Read More »

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Runaway Spring Hill Car Seriously Injures Six

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A 63-year-old woman lost control of her car and smashed into a restaurant, injuring six people in the process. One of the victims had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital. The driver, whose name was not released, crossed from eastbound Spring Hill Drive onto the west side. She sideswiped a pickup truck, barreled… Read More »

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Alleged Auto Theft Ends In Serious Wreck

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Four people are in custody after authorities say they stole a vehicle and collided with another vehicle during their getaway. The incident began with an alleged carjacking on 18th Avenue in St. Petersburg. Police were alerted but they did not pursue the suspects. The stolen Hyundai sped away from the scene and collided with… Read More »

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Car Slams Into Tree, Killing Land O’ Lakes Man

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Investigators suspect that driver error, most likely speed or impairment, caused a fatal single car crash in Wesley Chapel. The wreck happened near the intersection of Foxwood Boulevard and Chancy Road. According to police and witnesses, a 22-year-old woman may have been impaired when she lost control of her vehicle as it went around… Read More »

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Head-On Crash Kills Tampa Driver

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Fault seems apparent in a wrong-way Manatee County car wreck. But appearances can be deceiving, and the legal issues may be complex. According to state troopers, a 39-year-old man was southbound on County Road 39 when he inexplicably lost control of his vehicle. His car careened onto the northbound side where it impacted another… Read More »

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Reckless High-Speed Police Chase Kills One, Injures One

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

One person is dead, and another one seriously injured, after Pasco County Sheriff’s Deputies relentlessly pursued a man who may have done nothing wrong. Initially, deputies received conflicting reports about an incident at an area convenience store. One witness stated that the suspect had placed a woman in a headlock. Another witness claimed that… Read More »

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Winning Damages In Tampa Distracted Driving Cases

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

According to a 2017 study, Florida ranks 49th among the 50 states in terms of distracted driving. Only Louisiana drivers pay less attention to the road than motorists in the Sunshine State. Orange County is ground zero in terms of distracted driving crashes. It has almost twice as many such incidents as any other… Read More »

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Fatal Head-On Crash In Zephyrhills

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Three people are dead, and several others seriously injured, after a driver apparently failed to check for oncoming traffic before passing another vehicle. This crash occurred on Highway 54 near the Chantel Drive intersection. Florida Highway Patrol investigators state that a 30-year-old man moved from the westbound to the eastbound side of the two-lane… Read More »

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How To Win A Florida Car Crash Case

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Strong evidence is the foundation of all successful car wreck claims in Tampa. Victim/plaintiffs have the burden of proof in these cases. They must establish negligence by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not). Negligence is more than just fault for the accident. Instead, negligence is basically a lack of ordinary care…. Read More »

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Drowsy Driving Crash Seriously Injures Three People

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A dangerously fatigued driver sent three Clearwater police officers to the hospital following a wreck on the Courtney Campbell Causeway. Witness reports are a bit inconsistent. Some say that officers were assisting a disabled vehicle; others say they were working a non-injury crash. Regardless of these facts, a drowsy driver slammed into the cluster… Read More »

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Deadly Left-Turn Vehicle Collision In Hernando County

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

The wreck killed the driver of one vehicle and seriously injured the passenger in another vehicle. A man from Lecanto, was on U.S. 19 making a left turn onto Vespa Way. In so doing, he collided with a 2013 Silverado which was directly in the man’s path. The impact killed the man almost instantly… Read More »

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HORRIFIC LIMO CRASH KILLS 20 IN NEW YORK

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Every year we hear the tragic story of a horrific crash involving limousines and party buses, but what happened this past weekend in upstate New York was unfathomable. It should come as no surprise, however, that local and federal investigators immediately zeroed in on whether the limousine had passed safety inspections and red flags… Read More »

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Fatal Road Rage Crash In Bartow

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

An apparent disagreement between two frustrated motorists ended in tragedy, as authorities found a man dead in his pickup truck. According to witnesses and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, a 22-year-old man and a 27-year-old man were weaving in and out of traffic on southbound U.S. Highway 98. As tensions escalated, the former apparently… Read More »

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Tampa Car Crash Kills Puppy

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A chain-reaction car wreck seriously injured two people and killed a two-month-old family dog. This crash happened on the Courtney Campbell Causeway. According to investigators, an emotionally-distraught driver smacked into a concrete median. Five other vehicles then crashed into the wreckage. Two people were seriously injured in the pile-up wreck. One vehicle also contained… Read More »

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