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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

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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

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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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Fireball Wreck on Interstate 75 in New Tampa

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A truck driver who failed to stop for backed-up traffic triggered a fiery eight-vehicle wreck which killed two people and injured several others. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a semi-truck driver did not slow down for stacked-up traffic near the New Tampa Boulevard exit. That driver tried to avoid a crash by changing… Read More »

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Tampa Intersection Crash Kills 5-Month-Old Girl

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Even though she was safely secured in a carseat, tiny Clara Garcia was not among the survivors of a serious crash in Hillsborough County. According to investigators, a driver on Van Dyke Road ignored a stop sign and t-boned an SUV which had the right-of-way in the intersection. Six other vehicles slammed into the… Read More »

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Negligent Driver Hits and Kills Pedestrian in Tampa

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A wheelchair-bound man is dead after a speeding car struck him on Dale Mabry Highway near West Waters. Florida Highway Patrol troopers state that a 66-year-old man was crossing Waters Avenue when a 64-year-old woman, who was driving a Prius, struck him in the intersection. The driver had the green light, according to the… Read More »

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Wrong-Way Collision Kills Motorcycle Rider

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Even though 38-year-old Daniel Morgan was operating on the wrong side of the road without a helmet, his survivors may still have legal options, thanks to the unique makeup of Florida laws. This wreck occurred in Pasco County. According to Florida Highway Patrol troopers, Morgan was riding northbound on the southbound side of Moon… Read More »

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The Five Kinds of Driving Impairment

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Most of the vehicle collisions in Tampa are not “accidents.” Instead, driver error causes almost all of these incidents. Many times, the tortfeasor (negligent driver) is impaired in some way. Compensation tends to be rather high in these cases. These tortfeasors generally know they should not get behind the wheel, yet they choose to… Read More »

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Fatal Wrong-Way Crash on Interstate 275

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Police do not know how long a southbound motorist operated her vehicle on the northbound side of I-275 before she struck another car head-on. The wreck happened near mile marker 49 at about 4:30 a.m. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 39-year-old Aryail Gomez was travelling on the wrong side of the freeway when… Read More »

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Dual Fatal Car Crash in Tampa

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Investigators say that alcohol probably caused a rollover collision which killed two people in an accident near Ybor City. The wreck happened near the intersection of North 15th Street and East 21st Avenue. Authorities state that 47-year-old Roberto Diaz was intoxicated when he drove on the wrong side of the road, clipped several parked… Read More »

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