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Avoiding the Leading Cause of Death

By Robert W. Elton |

Just about everybody would like to extend their lives as much as possible. Yet, when it comes to the leading cause of death in this country, too many Americans simply fail to do the things necessary to ensure a long and happy life. If you lose a loved one due to the carelessness of… Read More »

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Tragic Hit and Run Crash Takes Three Lives

By Robert W. Elton |

As utility workers stood in a ditch trying to restore electricity alongside State Road 77, a vehicle towing a U-Haul came careening toward them. With no time to react, the three workers didn’t stand a chance. All three died soon after the collision. And the driver? The maddening fact is that the driver was… Read More »

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Crashes on Florida Bridges

By Robert W. Elton |

August 2018 was not a good month to be driving on Jacksonville bridges. Over the span of just four days, three separate accidents occurred on two different bridges. The cause of each accident was wrong way driving. Tragic Outcomes  Horrifically, each of the August incidents resulted in several injuries and fatalities. Two of them… Read More »

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Pedestrians Lose in Auto Pedestrian Accidents

By Robert W. Elton |

Seven months into 2018, the number of pedestrians who have been hit by motor vehicles approaches 5,000, and 325 of those incidents resulted in fatalities. Is it any wonder that foot traffic is highly vulnerable to a ton or more of steel moving at speeds that often exceed 50 or 60 miles per hour?… Read More »

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Taking your Life in your Hands by Walking Florida Roadways

By Robert W. Elton |

Motorized vehicles strike 850 individuals annually in central Florida—more than anywhere else in the country. The collisions leave roughly 150 people with injuries that are classified as incapacitating, and leave another 40-70 pedestrians dead. The trauma associated with these incidents hemorrhages across victims of the crash, their families, drivers, and many others. Personal Stories… Read More »

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Head-on Collisions

By Robert W. Elton |

It’s the stuff of action movies: a criminal suspect tries to evade police; a high speed chase ensues; shots are fired; law enforcement officers come at the subject from all directions. It all comes to a dramatic conclusion when the suspect slams the stolen vehicle head-on into a sheriff’s vehicle, resulting in the Florida… Read More »

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School Bus Accidents

By Robert W. Elton |

When you send your child to school on a school bus, you anticipate a safe, uneventful ride there and back. Unfortunately, accidents involving school buses do occur, and sometimes they result in serious injuries or death. Statistics  Over a nine-year period, roughly 130 fatalities related to school transportation occurred every year across the nation…. Read More »

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Impaired Driving

By Robert W. Elton |

When two young men and a teenaged girl got into the car with a young driver who’d been drinking, they surely did not envision that the vehicle would wind up submerged in a lake along Deerfield Beach. While the three passengers survived the crash with only minor injuries, the driver lost her life while… Read More »

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Self-Driving Cars Headed Your Way

By Robert W. Elton |

Free-range robot cars: the semi-autonomous vehicles that are being tested by Audi, Ford, and others, have been successfully lured to Florida by lax laws here in the Sunshine State. Despite recent tragedies involving the driverless vehicles in other states, there seems to be no effort toward tougher regulations on the vehicles here in Florida…. Read More »

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Driveway Accidents: Keeping Children Safe

By Robert W. Elton |

The numbers are astonishing: 50 children are injured on a weekly basis in this country after being hit by, or even run over, by a vehicle backing out of a driveway. Two of these incidents result in a child’s death every single week somewhere in the United States. In point of fact, these backover… Read More »