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Runaway Spring Hill Car Seriously Injures Six

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Fatal Head-On Crash In New Port Richey

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A three-car crash killed a teenage driver near the intersection of Moon Lake and Oconee. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 19-year-old woman was northbound on Moon Lake in a 2008 Hyundai Accent. A 25-year-old woman was in a GMC Sierra waiting to cross Moon Lake and turn left. As she waited, a… Read More »

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St. Petersburg Car Crash Kills Teen Mom And Her Baby

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Yet another left-turn collision occurred on a Florida roadway. This time, a young mother and her baby did not survive the impact. Police and witnesses say that the wreck happened in Pasco County. A 19-year-old man from St. Petersburg was northbound on Little Road, not far from Hudson Avenue. As he passed in front… Read More »

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Two People Injured in Clearwater High-Speed Police Chase

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Officials are investigating a car crash which happened as a suspect fled from officers just inside the Largo city limits. According to police, an officer spotted a stolen car and initiated a traffic stop. However, the suspect simply drove off. Another officer soon joined the pursuit, which began on South Missouri Avenue in Clearwater… Read More »

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Plant City Driver Dies in Wrong-Way Crash with Semi Truck

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A southbound Passat entered the northbound lanes of North Alexander Street; the driver died when the car slammed into a large truck. The wreck occurred just north of the Highway 92/North Alexander interchange. For reasons unknown, the Passat was in the incorrect lane. The force of the impact almost totally destroyed the Passat, and… Read More »

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Evidence in a Tampa Car Crash Case

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

The victim/plaintiff has the burden of proof in a negligence case. This party must establish liability by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not). Although that is the lowest standard of proof in Florida law, the victim/plaintiff still need substantial evidence to prove a negligence claim. Furthermore, Tampa juries often award damages… Read More »

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Deadly Fireball Crash In Temple Terrace

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A prominent Moffitt Cancer Center doctor is dead after his car slammed into the wreckage of an earlier collision. The wreck occurred near the intersection of Fowler and Gillette Avenues. The 70-year-old doctor was northbound on Gillette. He was unable to avoid the wreckage of an earlier intersection collision. His vehicle burst into flames… Read More »

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Fatal Intersection Crash In St. Petersburg

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A 48-year-old passenger is dead after a semi-trailer plowed into her car at the intersection of 54th Avenue and Highway 19. According to witnesses, a 52-year-old man in an Accord drove through the red light and into the path of a large truck driven by another 47-year-old man of Lakeland. His truck smashed into… Read More »

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