Florida parents watch their teenagers get drivers' licenses with a mixture of pride, joy and fear. Teens gain a sense of independence, but their inexperience behind the wheel can cause them to make mistakes that lead to motor vehicle accidents and injuries. Some of those injuries can be severe or even deadly.
Most Florida residents would like to believe that their passing would be noticed right away. Unfortunately, for some who die in motor vehicle accidents, the scene of their deaths is not discovered until hours after the event. This can sometimes make determining exactly what happened problematic, especially if only one vehicle was involved and all of the occupants were deceased when police arrived.
Anyone who has ever seen or been involved in a crash at an intersection may pause for a brief second even if the light is green. This is because the intersections of Florida's roadways are hot spots for motor vehicle accidents. Whether someone turns in front of another vehicle or runs a red light, the results can include severe or deadly injuries to unsuspecting motorists.
Figuring out the order in which events occurred in some crashes could take Florida investigators a while. Sometimes, the vehicle that began the crash is not among the vehicles remaining at the scene. In those motor vehicle accidents, police may have to locate the vehicle and driver who may ultimately be responsible.
Vespas, ATVs and golf carts also qualify when it comes to wrecks. People suffer serious injuries and even die in motor vehicle accidents involving these modes of transportation as well. Recently, a ride on a golf cart ended in the death of a woman and the arrest of a man in central Florida.
Breaking down on the interstate here in Florida -- or anywhere else for that matter -- used to be more of a hassle than it is today. Cell phones make it easier to get help if a driver is unable to handle the vehicle issue alone. In either case, sitting on the shoulder watching cars whiz by can be unnerving since many motor vehicle accidents occur while a vehicle is stranded on the side of the road, and the destruction caused by these crashes can be devastating to both persons and property.
It only takes a few seconds for your life to change. Those few seconds could change your life for the better or for the worse. For instance, motor vehicle accidents have a tendency to alter victims' lives for the worse, especially if they suffer serious injuries. If you are one of those victims, you could experience significant changes in your life in the aftermath of a crash on one of Florida's roadways.
Many devastating wrecks occur in the overnight hours for a variety of reasons. Some of these motor vehicle accidents involve alcohol, speed and/or wrong-way drivers. It is this last category of driver that caused a recent fatal crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
As long as there have been automobiles, there have been distracted drivers. Unfortunately, distracted driving become a dangerous epidemic in Florida and across the country. The same technological advances designed to make our lives easier appear to be at the heart of the increase in motor vehicle accidents attributed to distracted driving.
Most of Florida's pedestrians know the risks of crossing busy streets even if they are at an intersection. However, many tend to discount that any danger exists as long as they are on sidewalks, at bus stops or otherwise not in the street. Unfortunately, many motor vehicle accidents end up involving pedestrians who thought they were standing or walking in a safe place.