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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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“Natural” Supplements that Injure and Kill

By Robert W. Elton |

Herbal supplements are available over-the-counter to assist consumers with any number of health issues, including everything from trouble sleeping to inflammation, anxiety to the common cold. But although herbal medicines sound like a great alternative to pharmaceuticals, don’t assume that just because they are “natural” they can’t have serious risks to your health. In… 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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Bicycle Accidents

By Robert W. Elton |

The death rate for bicyclists in Florida is higher than in any other state in the country. In fact, it more than doubles the national average. And while other states have seen a steady decline in the rate of these fatalities, the same cannot be said for Florida. Over 800 bicyclists lost their lives… Read More »

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Mass Exodus Due to Incoming Storm Holds Peril

By Robert W. Elton |

Floridians are no strangers to catastrophic weather. With multiple hurricanes heading our way every year, we’ve become pretty adept at battening down the hatches and hunkering down. Sometimes evacuation orders force hordes of people to leave their homes in search or safer terrain. And while leaving home can be a traumatic decision for many,… 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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When a Night Out Becomes a Death Trap: Dangers of Stretch Limousines

By Robert W. Elton |

Nothing adds to the elegance or grandeur of a celebration like a ride in a limousine. People book these chauffeured rides for all kinds of occasions, from prom night to wedding day celebrations. Most of the time, the splendor of the occasion is enhanced by the extra touch of riding in a limo. But,… 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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Tending To Disabled Vehicles Lead To Disaster

By Robert W. Elton |

June 23, 2018 was the day a lone driver along I-95 in Florida experienced problems with her back tire. She could not have known that getting out of her vehicle to tend to the problem would cost her her life. When a passing driver—unimpaired by alcohol or drugs– was unable to see her, that… Read More »

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When The Sun Is Trouble For Drivers In The Sunshine State

By Robert W. Elton |

While many Floridians adore the sunshine famous in the state, when the glare of the sun impairs a driver’s vision, it can be a real problem. What makes the sun a driver’s enemy at times? When the sun is rising or setting, it is often directly in the driver’s line of sight, literally causing… Read More »