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May 22nd, 2024

Suspect steals police car, crashes after rollover incident in Homestead

A police vehicle was stolen during a rollover crash response in Homestead on May 20. The incident began with a rollover crash at the intersection of Northeast Eighth Street and North Homestead Boulevard. During the investigation, 42-year-old Johnny Lott interfered with police activities, eventually stealing a police car and crashing it into a fence at […]
May 22nd, 2024

Driver injured after car crashes into Hollywood business

Authorities said a car crashed into the Wholesale Flooring Depot in Hollywood at about 3 a.m. on May 21. The incident occurred when a gray 2014 Audi speeding west on Sheridan Street struck a sign and the building at 2201 Sheridan Street. The collision caused significant damage to both the vehicle and the building’s structure. […]
May 15th, 2024

Serious motorcycle crash causes major delays on I-95 in Broward

Florida Highway Patrol and Department of Transportation officials responded to a motorcycle crash on Interstate 95 in Broward County on the morning of May 14. The crash involved a motorcycle and a damaged white sedan, found near the scene in the northbound lanes near Griffin Road. The incident caused significant northbound traffic delays. Authorities have […]
May 15th, 2024

Woman hospitalized after rollover crash in Fort Myers

A rollover accident involving two minivans at the intersection of Edison Avenue and Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard sent a woman to the hospital on the morning of May 14 in Fort Myers. Firefighters had to extract the woman through the windshield of one of the vans where she was trapped. She was immediately taken to a […]
May 7th, 2024

73-year-old woman killed following collision with garbage truck

A 73-year-old woman died after her vehicle collided with a garbage truck Tuesday morning in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, authorities said. Margaret Zenga was traveling west on PGA Boulevard. According to a crash report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, she stopped in the left turning lane at the intersection with Beeline Highway on […]
May 7th, 2024

Pedestrian killed in Greenacres crash

Around 10 p.m. on May 5, a man was hit by a 2008 Nissan Rogue and was pronounced dead at the scene by Greenacres Fire Rescue. The man, whose identity has not yet been revealed, was headed north in the 6100 block of Lake Worth Road in Greenacres when he crossed the median and stepped […]
April 23rd, 2024

27-year-old man killed in Port St. Lucie motorcycle crash

27-year-old Oscar Carrasco died early April 22 while traveling north on U.S. Highway 1 near Walton Road, authorities said. A beige Toyota Camry reportedly turned into the motorcycle’s path, though it is unclear whether the vehicles collided or if the motorcyclist swerved to avoid a crash. Carrasco was transported to a local hospital where he […]
April 23rd, 2024

Man killed in hit-and-run on Florida Turnpike

A 53-year-old man from Delray Beach died after being struck by a vehicle while lying in the northbound outside lane of State Road 91 (Florida’s Turnpike) early on April 23, authorities said. The incident occurred near the exit ramp for State Road 786. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the vehicle left the scene after […]
April 17th, 2024

80-year-old grandmother struck, killed by car at outdoor restaurant

Mary Lou Sharp, 80, was killed and Butch Gay, 77, was severely injured when a sedan crashed into outdoor tables at “That BBQ Place” in Matlacha on April 13, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Three other diners sustained minor injuries in the incident, which occurred while Sharp and Gay were having an afternoon meal. […]
April 17th, 2024

Pickup driver transported to hospital after rollover in North Palm Beach

A truck overturned April 13 on U.S. Highway 1 near North Palm Beach, scattering debris across the roadway, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue reported. The incident occurred between Juno Road and Captains Key Drive. It took rescuers about 10 minutes to extract an unidentified person from the truck, who was then transported to a nearby […]
April 17th, 2024

Off-duty officer Joshua Ballesteros killed in canal crash

Joshua Tyree Ballesteros, 30, died early April 14 after his car veered into a canal on North Congress Avenue, authorities said. West Palm Beach Fire Department responders pulled Ballesteros from his 2017 Ford Fusion and attempted CPR before transporting him to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he later died. According to initial reports, Ballesteros’ car […]
April 17th, 2024

Two killed in wrong-way crash on I-95

An 81-year-old man died early April 15 in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in St. Lucie County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Authorities said the man was driving a Nissan Sentra northbound in the southbound lanes when he collided with a Honda sedan just south of Indrio Road. Both he and the Honda’s […]
April 2nd, 2024

22-year-old Maria Valentina Guillen killed in Fort Pierce plane crash

Maria Valentina Guillen, 22, was killed in a plane crash on March 30 at Treasure Coast International Airport in Fort Pierce, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. Guillen, a flight instructor, was piloting a Piper PA-44 that crashed on the ramp after experiencing engine problems, according to the Federal Aviation Administration investigating the incident. […]
April 2nd, 2024

26-year-old killed in Boca Raton motorcycle crash

A 26-year-old Boca Raton man was pronounced dead at the scene of a motorcycle accident early April 2 on Interstate 95, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The man, who has not yet been identified, was riding a 2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R and collided with a 2022 Chrysler Pacifica van driven by a 39-year-old New York […]
March 26th, 2024

I-95 traffic at a standstill after trailer overturns in Martin County

An overturned tractor-trailer carrying railroad ties blocked all lanes of traffic on southbound I-95 Monday afternoon. The crash occurred just before exit 101, Southwest Kanner Highway in Stuart.  The Martin County Sheriff’s Office was deployed to investigate the incident further. At this point, injuries resulting from the crash have not been reported. It’s also not […]
March 26th, 2024

Pedestrian struck, killed by car in West Palm Beach

One person is dead after a car struck a pedestrian in West Palm Beach Tuesday morning. The incident occurred near Southern Boulevard and Kirk Road, close to Palm Beach International Airport. Palm Beach County authorities were dispatched to the scene. Upon their arrival, all westbound lanes of Southern Boulevard were blocked near Australian Avenue.  The […]
March 19th, 2024

24-year-old man killed in fiery crash in Fort Myers

A vehicle driven by a 24-year-old man ended up tangled between two trees in the median before bursting into flames. The unfortunate conclusion occurred in the early morning hours of March 18. Before the dramatic inferno, the car veered off Ben Hill Griffin Parkway onto the shoulder and sidewalk. It returned onto the road, eventually […]
March 19th, 2024

Teen critically injured in Cooper City scooter crash

While riding a standup electric scooter on the morning of March 18, a 16-year-old boy collided with a Tesla Model X SUV. The accident left the teenager with life-threatening injuries, and he was transported to a local hospital. The crash occurred at 9800 Stirling Road across from Cooper City High School and is being investigated […]
March 12th, 2024

59-year-old man killed in collision with dump truck

A 59-year-old man was killed in a crash with a dump truck in Englewood East on Monday. The incident occurred at 2:50 p.m. on State Road 776 at Sunnybrook Boulevard. Florida Highway Patrol determined that the dump truck was headed west on S.R. 776, approaching the intersection as the man driving the pickup headed south […]
March 12th, 2024

Rolando Rancano killed in Royal Palm Beach crash

A crash that took place in the 200 block of Ponce De Leon Street during the afternoon of March 11 has left one dead and three others injured. 37-year-old Rolando Rancano was behind the wheel of an Audi that slammed into a pickup truck pulling an enclosed trailer. Rancano was pronounced dead at the scene […]
March 5th, 2024

Gibson Metellus killed after striking tree in Tamarac

Gibson Metellus passed away after a single-car accident on the afternoon of March 3. The incident took place near 6400 West Commercial Boulevard in Tamarac. The 40-year-old was behind the wheel of a 2001 Ford F150, traveling west on the roadway when another car reportedly began approaching the lane Metellus’ car was in.  To avoid […]
February 28th, 2024

51-year-old box truck driver killed in rear-end collision

On the afternoon of February 26, a box truck and a semi-truck crashed into one another, leaving the 51-year-old driver of the box truck dead. The incident occurred along SW Conners Highway. Martin County Fire Rescue believes that the box truck rear-ended the semi-truck.  CBS 12 has an image of the box truck wedged into […]
February 28th, 2024

William Kuebler III killed in high-speed rollover crash on Okeechobee Boulevard

An unfortunate event on the morning of February 26 claimed the life of 59-year-old William Kuebler III. Kuebler was behind the wheel of an Explorer Sport Trac pickup truck, which crashed into a Mazda CX-5 at the intersection of Sansburys Way and Okeechobee Boulevard.  After the collision, the Explorer overturned and slammed into a traffic […]
February 20th, 2024

Truck fire blocks 4 lanes of I-95 North in Palm Beach County

A vehicle burst into flames during the morning hours of February 20 on Interstate 95. The incident took place near the Northlake Boulevard exit. By 9 a.m., four highway lanes were closed as authorities descended upon the blaze. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined at this time. Injury details have also […]
February 14th, 2024

Police investigate apparent hit-and-run after body found on U.S. 27

A driver located a man’s body along U.S. 27 during the early morning hours of February 13. Miramar police officers responded to the report and theorized that the deceased man was the victim of a hit-and-run. Roughly two hours after the body was found, it was seen covered in a yellow tarp on the side […]
February 14th, 2024

I-95 crash snarls morning traffic

An accident involving a motorcycle and a car near the 6th Street exit of Interstate 95 caused traffic delays on the morning of February 13. Authorities responded to the incident in Lake Worth just before 9 a.m. Two lanes on the northbound side of I-95 were closed off until the 10th Avenue exit. The investigation […]
February 7th, 2024

Ismael Tancher killed in West Palm Beach Motorcycle accident

A motorcycle crash in the early morning hours of February 5 claimed the life of 18-year-old Ismael Tancher Ajiquichi. The incident occurred at 5701 Belvedere Road.  Ajiquichi was on his 2016 Kawasaki Ninja, trailing another motorcycle rider on a 2017 bike version. The pair was heading westbound as they neared the intersection of Westchester Drive.  […]
February 7th, 2024

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Fink killed in Port St. Lucie chase

Zachary Fink spent the final moments of his life on February 2 attempting to apprehend 30-year-old Michael Addison of Lauderdale Lakes.  St. Lucie County Deputy Cheyenne Benning was part of the team of law enforcement officials trying to catch Addison, who hit the gas when the deputy approached. According to reports, Addison had been driving […]
January 24th, 2024

Major crash on I-95 causes backup, delays in morning commute

Traffic moved slower than usual to the vicinity of Boca Raton during the morning commute on January 23, due to a major accident on the southbound express lanes of Interstate 95. The incident led to significant delays. One of the primary lanes adjacent to the accident site was also shut down to facilitate emergency response […]
January 24th, 2024

Tenequa “T” Smith and unidentified man killed in Immokalee crash

Two people lost their lives in a head-on crash in Immokalee during the late evening hours of January 21. The accident occurred on Immokalee Road between Camp Keais Road and Everglades Boulevard. For unknown reasons, a 34-year-old man driving a Toyota Tacoma lost control of his vehicle heading east on Immokalee Road. The car flew […]
January 16th, 2024

Person hospitalized after van flip in Fort Myers

Just before 11 a.m. on January 15, a van flipped on Daniels Parkway heading east in Fort Meyers. The driver was transported to a local hospital with what was described as non-life-threatening injuries. 13500 Sophomore Lane was closed off as tow trucks arrived at the scene.  While the cause of the crash is unknown, South […]
January 16th, 2024

Roadways shut down due to fatal motorcycle crash in Palm Springs

Authorities responded to a notable crash on the morning of January 16 in Palm Springs involving a motorcycle and a car.  The motorcyclist was badly injured and was rushed to a local hospital. Reports indicate that he is in critical condition. The incident took place near Congress Avenue and Dolan Road. Palm Springs Police and […]
January 10th, 2024

34-year-old Kira Mozie found dead after allegedly falling out of moving car

The Mozie family has been grieving after the loss of 34-year-old Shakira Mozie, who never made it home after a Christmas Eve party. Broward Sheriff’s Office investigators believe that she fell out of her white Lexus SUV on the Florida Turnpike that night, which is a theory that has raised just as many questions as […]
January 10th, 2024

98-year-old pedestrian George Fortier killed in Boynton Beach

On the afternoon of January 8, 98-year-old George Fortier was walking near a curve in the road of Summer Tree Drive when he was struck by a 2010 GLK 350 Mercedes driven by 86-year-old George Rullman. Upon impact, Fortier’s body careened into the air, landing viciously on the road. He was rushed to Delray Medical […]
January 4th, 2024

Unidentified pedestrian killed in Palm Beach Gardens collision

An unidentified man is believed to be the first traffic death of 2024 in Palm Beach County. The man, a pedestrian crossing Military Trail westbound, walked in front of a Honda Accord driven by a 53-year-old woman. When the collision took place, the man was flung onto the hood of the Accord. His body slid […]
January 4th, 2024

Motorcyclist killed in New Year’s Day crash in Martin County

On Monday, January 1, first responders were dispatched to a tragic collision involving a motorcycle at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Southeast Poinciana Lane. Around 6:37 p.m., Martin County Fire Rescue officials arrived at the accident scene, which involved a motorcycle and a compact sport utility vehicle. The incident unfolded as a man in […]
December 28th, 2023

14 people injured in Charlotte County van flip on I-75

On Tuesday morning in Charlotte County, a total of 14 individuals sustained injuries and were hospitalized following a crash on I-75. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reported that the incident involved a single van and occurred near mile marker 155. The crash occurred at 5:55 a.m. when the van’s left rear tire experienced a blowout, […]
December 28th, 2023

Fort Pierce woman, 27, killed in Christmas Day crash

On the early morning of Christmas Day around 7:53 a.m., Fort Pierce Police officers promptly attended to a single-vehicle crash at South U.S. Highway 1 and Palm Avenue intersection. According to the spokesperson for the Fort Pierce Police Department, the initial findings from the investigation indicate that a 27-year-old woman from Fort Pierce was heading […]
December 21st, 2023

69-year-old Gary Millar killed by Brightline train across from courthouse

Pedestrian Gary Millar was trying to cross the railroad tracks in front of the Palm Beach County Courthouse when he was struck by a northbound Brightline train that had just left the station.  The collision was gruesome, as the passenger train was heading north at 34 miles per hour.  While the scene was being investigated […]
December 21st, 2023

17-year-old Sariyah Robertson killed in West Palm Beach crash

A crash in the 2000 block of North Congress Avenue left Sariyah Robertson dead and two teenagers injured. The incident occurred overnight on December 18. Robertson was one of two passengers in a 2005 Hyundai Sonata driven by a 17-year-old. The car slammed into a concrete light pole which toppled onto the car. Robertson was […]
December 14th, 2023

Three hospitalized following police chase crash in Fort Lauderdale

A high-speed chase involving an SUV and Ford Lauderdale police officers during the early morning hours of December 10 left three injured and one taken into custody. Authorities spotted the SUV in the 1400 block of Northeast 62nd Street in Fort Lauderdale and identified it as a vehicle connected with a felony in Hendry County.  […]
December 14th, 2023

Driver arrested in hit-and-run death of Jhovany Edgardo Diaz Rojas

24-year-old Shanice Person of Palm Bay is currently incarcerated at the Indian River County Jail, facing allegations of impaired driving and habitual offenses after fatally striking a man with her car and fleeing the scene early last Sunday. The victim, identified as Jhovany Edgardo Diaz Rojas, 39, of Vero Beach, died at the scene. Person […]
December 6th, 2023

Man killed in collision with concrete pole

Tragically, a man died when his vehicle collided with a concrete power structure early Monday, according to the Port St. Lucie Police Department. The incident occurred at 6:30 a.m., prompting officers to respond to the 1600 Block of Southwest Bayshore Boulevard, situated east of Florida’s Turnpike. Initial investigation determined that a brown Toyota Sequoia was […]
December 6th, 2023

High-speed police chase ends in multi-car crash

A calm Monday morning was quickly disrupted by the screeching of tires and blaring sirens, marking the onset of a high-speed police pursuit. The pursuit, initiated by Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) deputies, targeted a silver Toyota Camry linked to an aggravated assault case. This chase unfolded eastbound from State Road 7 and reached its climax […]
December 1st, 2023

Judge finds evidence that Tesla, Musk knew about Autopilot defect

A Florida judge found “reasonable evidence” that Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk and other managers knew the automaker’s vehicles had a defective Autopilot system but still allowed the cars to be driven unsafely, according to a ruling. Judge Reid Scott, in the Circuit Court for Palm Beach County, ruled last week that the plaintiff in […]
November 30th, 2023

Deputy injured in prisoner transport vehicle collision

In Pompano Beach, two Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) prisoner transport vehicles carrying 52 inmates collided. At approximately 5:31 in the morning, Broward County Regional Communications received a notification about an injury-involved crash near the intersection of West Atlantic Boulevard and North Andrews Avenue in Pompano Beach. According to investigators, the collision included two Broward Sheriff’s […]
November 30th, 2023

Train smashes into vehicle near Belle Glade; victim’s condition unknown

A vehicle was struck by a train near Belle Glade on Monday night, resulting in one person sustaining injuries, as reported by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Emergency crews were sent to State Road 80, located just east of Belle Glade, around 9:45 p.m. Following their arrival, the rescue teams transported the victim to a […]
November 22nd, 2023

Aaron Pena killed in ATV crash in Royal Palm Beach

A tragic incident unfolded in Royal Palm Beach on the evening of November 18. 54-year-old Aaron Pena died in an ATV accident that took place at 50 Bobwhite Road in the Willows subdivision. Pena was pronounced dead at the accident site, while the passenger, 32-year-old Evelyn Chavez was rushed to a local hospital. She is […]
November 15th, 2023

I-75 crash causes hours-long delays

We’d like to take a first-person slant from two perspectives of the November 14th morning commute on I-75 South in Lee County. The first perspective is that of the occupants of a semi-truck and a car who crashed into one another around 6 a.m. at mile marker 135. Perhaps these drivers wanted to get an […]
November 15th, 2023

Driver involved in hit-and-run death of Hatixhe Laiqi located in Palm Beach

The community is mourning the passing of 73-year-old Hatizhe Laiqi who died in a hit-and-run during the late afternoon hours of November 10. She was crossing the street at South Ocean Boulevard when a GMC Terrain crashed into her. Laiqi was launched onto the pavement, with her body coming to rest on the roadway’s shoulder. […]
November 15th, 2023

87-year-old Theresa Thirbenny hit, killed while crossing Haverhill Road

A tragic incident took place on the morning of November 14 that claimed the life of an elderly pedestrian in West Palm Beach. The accident took place at 6:46 a.m. on Haverhill Road near the intersection of Eadie Place. 87-year-old Theresa Thirbenny was walking across Haverhill Road when she was hit by a man driving […]
November 9th, 2023

26-year-old woman killed in Lehigh Acres crash

A fatal incident on the morning of November 8 added to the tally of unrestrained passenger deaths in Fort Myers. A 26-year-old woman died in a crash that occurred on State Road 82 and Genoa Avenue in Lehigh Acres. The sedan she was in veered into the grass adjacent to the road and eventually flipped […]
October 24th, 2023

One dead, four hospitalized after electrocution at Harbourside Place

Splashing around with relatives and friends is another perk that South Floridians enjoy. Unfortunately, this took a dark turn during the afternoon hours of October 22. Harbourside Place was the location of the electrocution of five people, one of whom did not survive the shock. Reports indicate that these individuals were playing in the fountain […]
October 24th, 2023

27-year-old man, two-year-old boy killed in Immokalee canal crash

A car crashed into an Immokalee canal on the evening of October 23, killing two people, one of whom was a two-year-old toddler. The single vehicle crashed into the canal near Lauren Lane and Crestview Drive. Florida Highway Patrol communicated that the car was in a parking lot before the driver, a 39-year-old woman hit […]
October 18th, 2023

Were you affected by the recent algal bloom? FAU wants to know.

Environmental toxins pose a significant threat to the health of millions of Floridians. One of the most sinister toxins is known as a harmful algae bloom (HAB). Algae blooms can release toxic chemicals such as microcystins that can be found in bodies of water. Harmful contact can include but is not limited to ingestion, inhalation, […]
October 18th, 2023

Veteran killed after car collides with wheelchair in Fort Myers

Unfortunately, an incident during the evening hours of October 15 in Fort Meyers left a man in a wheelchair dead. The somber event took place at the intersection of Winkler Avenue and Colonial Boulevard just after 11:20 p.m. Destin Soododzian witnessed the incident unfold and said that the driver of a black SUV exited their […]
October 11th, 2023

Palm Springs man killed in crash on I-95 in Delray Beach

A fatal crash on I-95 caused heavy backup in Delray Beach, delaying the morning commute and blocking the southbound lanes for nearly four hours. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the crash took place on Tuesday, October 10 around 6:30 a.m. at Linton Boulevard in Delray Beach. Several vehicles were involved The driver of a Chevrolet […]
October 3rd, 2023

Didier Max Cameau killed in electric scooter collision

The life of 49-year-old Didier Max Cameau was tragically cut short in a scooter accident on the afternoon of September 30 in Greenacres, Florida. Cameau was operating an electric scooter eastbound on Purdy Lane when a westbound 2022 Dodge Charger attempted to make a left turn. Cameau collided with the Charger near the intersection of […]
September 27th, 2023

6 killed including 2 teens and 1 child in train-SUV collision

September 23 was a dark day for the Plant City community. Just before 7 p.m. on Saturday, a CSX train going 55 mph crashed into an SUV containing seven people. Six out of the seven people in the car were killed, including three children. The lone survivor, Guillermo Gama, is said to be in critical […]
September 19th, 2023

Driver rescued from car found submerged in alligator-infested waters

A frightening incident occurred in Martin County on the morning of September 18 that involved the dive team, sniper team, sheriff’s office, and fire rescue. According to police, a car was found submerged in water after veering off Southwest Pratt Whitney Road in Hungryland Trails. The driver was able to escape but was reportedly unable […]
September 14th, 2023

Two men killed in crash with semi-truck on SR 710

New details have emerged regarding a fatal crash in Martin County on the afternoon of September 8. Two young men from Indiantown were killed after their sedan struck a semi-truck on SR 710 (Southwest Warfield Boulevard). The 26-year-old driver of the sedan was heading north on SR 710 when, for unknown reasons,  he suddenly lost […]
September 14th, 2023

Bicyclists injured after van runs stop sign

The morning of September 12 started like any other for members of the Caloosa Bike Riders Club, who were looking to get a ride in around 8 a.m. before the weather got too hot. Unfortunately, not all of the riders made it home unharmed. Two bicyclists were injured after a van smacked into them. The […]
September 6th, 2023

Michelle Anita Neville struck and killed by car in West Palm Beach

On the evening of September 2, 50-year-old Michelle Anita Neville was struck by a car in the 4300 block of Broadway Avenue while she was reportedly sitting in the middle of the road.  Not much is known about Neville at this time or her mental state heading into Labor Day Weekend. Her presence in the […]
September 6th, 2023

Truck crash snarls traffic on I-75 South

Drivers on I-75 South experienced a grim reality on the morning of September 5. A box truck turned over, damaging the guard rail on the right-hand side of the road.  This incident took place around 35 miles from the Collier County toll booth and was anticipated to impact traffic starting at the 64-mile marker on […]
August 30th, 2023

Florida residents gear up for Hurricane Idalia

Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath is keeping a close eye on the developments related to Hurricane Idalia. We understand how complicated life can get when a major weather event arrives, and we stand with all of our neighbors. While many Floridians have safely navigated hurricanes before, it’s always important to take such powerful storms […]
August 30th, 2023

Bicyclist killed, pedestrian injured in separate early-morning collisions

Unfortunately, the early morning hours of August 29 featured two separate incidents involving people being struck by cars in Palm Beach County.  Bicyclist killed  A bicyclist was struck by a 2013 Toyota Corolla at 2311 10th Avenue near Lake Worth Beach shortly before 6 a.m. 41-year-old James Lindelof was on the bike at the time […]
August 23rd, 2023

20-year-old Raymundo Santiago found dead in Loxahatchee Groves

In South Florida, the recovery of a body in an automobile accident is made a little more complex with the volume of water in our state. Rather than scan the immediate roadway for a person, authorities also need to consider that an individual may have ended up in a lake or canal. The latter is […]
August 23rd, 2023

Cory Siaba killed by pickup truck while crossing Okeechobee Boulevard

A 37-year-old man was killed attempting to cross Okeechobee Boulevard on the evening of August 19. This fatal incident may rekindle the discussion about pedestrian safety in the area. Cory Siaba tried to cross the street in the middle of the block but was hit by a 2023 Toyota Tacoma driven by a 57-year-old man. […]
August 15th, 2023

Seven people injured in dump truck crash near Glades Parkway

A notable crash unfolded on the morning of August 14 in the southbound lanes of I-75 near Glades Parkway. A dump truck slammed into a power pole, which caused it to topple over.  Chaos ensued as multiple cars, the downed power line, and the dump truck were left in the aftermath of an ugly accident. […]
August 15th, 2023

Pilot rescued after emergency landing 3 miles from Sawyer Key

The very thing that attracts millions of visitors to Florida yearly – miles of warm, clear blue water – is also one of the deadliest for boaters and airplane pilots. The miles of inviting seawater can quickly turn dangerous in the event of an airborne emergency. Unfortunately, this was the exact situation 40-year-old Adam Barney […]
August 8th, 2023

Person rescued from overturned car in Lake Worth Beach canal

A person was rescued from an overturned car that rolled into a canal in the early morning hours of August 6. The incident took place just west of Lake Worth Beach on Waterway Drive between Witch Lane and Dell Avenue. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responders arrived at the scene and heard consistent knocks inside […]
August 1st, 2023

Two crashes, one mile marker: Traffic snarls Florida Turnpike

It can be a little gloomy to say that one accident usually brings about another, but we’ve found this taking place on a number of occasions. It makes logical sense, as a car accident can disrupt the natural flow of traffic in a few different ways. Two accidents took place in the same mile marker […]
August 1st, 2023

Motorcyclist killed in SUV crash

Motorcycles are known for efficiently zipping around town, but their speeds can leave riders in a precarious position if they aren’t careful.  Unfortunately, a bike that was traveling at 120 miles per hour was involved in a crash during the morning of July 30, which ended up killing an unidentified rider.  It smashed into an […]
July 17th, 2023

Two killed in vehicle fire after colliding with a tree

A driver and passenger were killed in a fiery crash after their vehicle hit a tree early Sunday morning. Officers in Port St. Lucie responded to the single-vehicle crash at Rosser Blvd and Paar Drive around 4:40 a.m. on July 16. A preliminary investigation found that the white Mercedes was traveling south on Rosser Blvd […]
July 6th, 2023

15-year-old girl mistakenly shot following fireworks show

Unfortunately, a 15-year-old girl was hurt in a shooting that took place shortly after a fireworks display ended around 9:30 p.m. on July 4. The incident took place in the 1000 block of 10th Street at Tamarind Avenue, which is less than two miles from where the fireworks show was held. Details of the incident […]
July 6th, 2023

29-year-old Sophie Prudhomme killed after crashing into concrete pole

29-year-old Sophie Prudhomme was tragically killed in an early-morning collision on July 2. She was involved in a three-vehicle accident that is still being investigated by authorities. The incident took place at the intersection of Military Trail and Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach, just west of the airport.  A 24-year-old man was behind the […]
June 28th, 2023

Truck crashes into broken-down car on Caloosahatchee Bridge

Shawn Robinson knew something wasn’t right as his car was in the process of crossing the Caloosahatchee Bridge.  He put his hazard lights on and called AAA for assistance. That was only the beginning of the sequence of a scary sequence of events. Robinson recalled that there were cars speeding down the bridge as he […]
June 28th, 2023

Boat hits Fisher Island Ferry, killing one

June 25 was a bad day on the water for some, and even worse for others. Around 3:40 a.m., a boat roughly 30 feet long slammed into a ferry east of Pilot House Station at Dodge Island. Fisher Island Ferry is a service that transports residents and visitors to and from the island. The Coast […]
June 20th, 2023

Coast Guard rescues four from sinking boat off Miami Beach

Leisurely time on the water can turn into a dangerous situation relatively quickly. One of the most sickening feelings is being trapped on a boat that is sinking, with the coastline miles away and seemingly no one in clear sight to assist.  Four people found themselves in this unenviable position on June 16, as they […]
June 20th, 2023

Two killed, one police officer injured in Father’s Day crash

A car accident took place in the early morning hours of June 18 that impacted three people in the respective vehicles, as well as countless other family and friends. Riviera Beach police officer Carl Johnson was on duty during the evening hours of June 17 that rolled into the morning of June 18. He was […]
June 14th, 2023

Semi-truck overturns on Tamiami Trail, causes fuel leak

A tractor-trailer overturned at the intersection of Southwest Eighth Street and Krome Avenue in west Miami-Dade, causing a fuel leak. Miami Dade Fire Rescue personnel rushed to the scene in order to contain the leak. The investigation is ongoing, but the picture of the events that took place before the overturn is starting to materialize. […]
May 31st, 2023

Man injured in alleged suicide attempt with 3 passengers in the car

In the last several years, the focus on mental health has grown by leaps and bounds throughout the state and across the country. It can be all well and good to feel fine physically, but taking proper care of one’s emotional well-being has shown to be just as important.  Turning a blind eye towards this […]
May 31st, 2023

Shannon Flowers, 42, killed in Tri-Rail train collision

“I was asleep when I heard the horn,” said passenger Jason Taveras. “I looked to the side and heard a ‘boom,’ and then I saw red pieces coming by and then the train stopped.” Via WPTV.com Taveras and 64 other passengers were on high alert after the Tri-Rail train they were on struck a red […]
May 23rd, 2023

33-year-old motorcyclist killed in rear-end collision on Florida turnpike

Details are still coming out regarding the full series of events that took place during the early morning hours of May 21, but we know that a 33-year-old man was killed riding his motorcycle in a crash on Florida’s Turnpike.  Reports indicate that he lost control of his 2019 Kawasaki Ninja bike after it made […]
May 23rd, 2023

Pedestrian struck and killed by Brightline train in Deerfield Beach

Depending on certain terrain and track layouts, trains might also be making tighter turns through trees, which reduces visibility for conductors and pedestrians alike.  Unfortunately, an individual was found dead at a railroad crossing in Deerfield Beach, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. The sad incident took place on the morning of May 21.  The […]
May 16th, 2023

Major golf cart recall follows new Florida teenage driving law

It’s something a lot of folks around the country probably can’t wrap their heads around, but we love using golf carts as car/bike substitutes here in sunny South Florida. We have such amazing weather most of the time, which precludes the need to be shackled inside a motor vehicle with four walls and a roof. […]
May 16th, 2023

One killed, 3 injured in wrong-way crash in Lauderhill

An unnerving event took place in the evening hours of May 14 in Lauderhill. In the 3600 block of West Broward Boulevard, the driver of an SUV improperly entered the path of an oncoming Ford Mustang, and the two vehicles collided.  The SUV would proceed to roll over while throwing a passenger from the vehicle […]
May 9th, 2023

Two elderly women killed in separate crashes

During the afternoon hours of May 5, an 84-year-old woman died after her car smashed into a community entrance sign in Port St. Lucie. Authorities arrived at the intersection of SW Town Park and SW Tradition Parkway when the incident was called in. The woman was heading east in an SUV when she exited the […]
May 9th, 2023

Riderless motorcycle hits, injures pedestrian at Palm Beach golf course

Events unfolded rapidly around midday on May 6, as motorcycles zoomed outside the periphery of Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course. Unfortunately, two bikes slammed into one another at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Lake Avenue. According to reports, it appears as if one of the motorcyclists was thrown off of their bike. What […]
May 2nd, 2023

Serious crash injures 2, leads to road closures in Davie

Davie authorities issued a somewhat cryptic statement on the morning of May 1. “We do ask drivers to seek alternate routes away from University and Griffin until roadways are opened,” said a spokesperson for the police department. “Currently, the intersection of University and Griffin Road, northbound and westbound are closed.” Via Local10.com. That area was […]
May 2nd, 2023

Unidentified pedestrian killed on Northwest 199th St. in Miami Gardens

Unfortunately, an early morning crash on May 1 claimed the life of a pedestrian. It is difficult to determine whether the above circumstances were at play, as the investigation is still ongoing and details are coming out slowly. The incident took place in the area of Northwest 199th Street and 27th Avenue when a person […]
April 25th, 2023

Unknown object knocks driver unconscious

What is being described as an “unknown object” flew through the air and rendered a driver unconscious as they were driving on a Florida highway on April 6. According to reports, the object was believed to be a tire, which ended up shattering the windshield and damaging the roof of the driver’s GMC truck.  The […]
April 25th, 2023

Pilot injured in crash landing at Banyan Golf Club

Imagine being on the course on a pleasant day trying to get 18 holes of golf in, when a plane suddenly uses the fairway as its runway. It’s hard to script anything that outlandish, but that very thing took place as a single-engine aircraft made its descent at Banyan Golf Club on the morning of […]
April 19th, 2023

Four people rescued from sinking boat

On the evening of April 17, a boat was found in a perilous situation at the Juno Beach Pier. Personnel from the Palm Beach Fire Rescue, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Coast Guard and TraumaHawk all responded to the scene, which saw four people in a precarious position on the sinking vessel. The boat […]
April 18th, 2023

Florida drivers asked to be vigilant amid fuel shipment delays

Recent flooding has caused certain gas deliveries to be delayed, leaving certain drivers empty when they get to the station.  “This is the third one I’ve gone to try to find gas,” said driver Jorge Alvarez. “I didn’t want to put myself in a pinch thinking I have enough to last me through the week […]
April 11th, 2023

Man killed in shooting at Pembroke Pines laundromat

A harrowing scene took place at a laundromat on April 9 which took one man’s life. Customers were going about their business at Swifty Coin Laundry when a quartet of men approached the business. “I seen these four guys with black hoodies, and I looked, and they started just unloading. They just started firing,” said […]
April 11th, 2023

Police arrest 25-year-old motorcyclist in connection to murder

Police couldn’t afford to waste a moment in the early morning hours of April 9, as a 39-year-old man had been shot and killed outside of Harper’s Pub. The body was found lying on the road on SE Greendon Avenue.  Authorities arrived at the scene quickly and observed a motorcycle darting away from the location. […]
April 4th, 2023

John Hosfeld killed in motorcycle crash on Okeechobee Boulevard

Shortly after 2 a.m. on April 1, 47-year-old John Hosfeld lost his life in a crash that took place on the 5400 block of Okeechobee Boulevard. He was heading westbound on his 2016 Suzuki motorcycle. Authorities say that Hosfeld’s motorcycle was heading towards a Honda Civic being driven by 32-year-old Michael Vargas. The car ahead […]
April 4th, 2023

One pedestrian killed, another seriously injured in West Palm Beach crash

The community is grieving in the aftermath of a pedestrian-vehicle collision that occurred on the morning of April 3 on Village Boulevard between Cumberland Drive and Brandywine Road. One pedestrian has been confirmed dead, while a second pedestrian is seriously injured. We’re hoping that the latter party can make a full and speedy recovery while […]
March 28th, 2023

49-year-old Lorida woman killed in single-car crash

Tragically, there was a curve that a driver could not complete on the evening of March 24 that ended up with a fatal result. A 49-year-old woman crashed her 2004 Red Ford Ranger on U.S. 98 North highway, as the car went careening off the roadway on the left-hand side. It eventually overturned and slammed […]
March 28th, 2023

Man rushed to trauma center after crashing truck into tree

An accident in the early morning hours of March 26 reinforces vehicular safety behind the wheel at night. Details with regard to the circumstances surrounding the incident are still being discovered, but we know that a man was rushed to the hospital by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responders after his truck crashed into a […]
March 21st, 2023

Police issue scam warning to Boca Raton residents

The Boca Raton Police Department recently issued a warning of a phone scam in the area. Police said residents have received calls from people claiming to be police officers and demanding that they immediately pay a fine. According to police, scammers try to get victims to pay over the phone. Authorities want residents to know […]
March 21st, 2023

25-year-old Parker Harness killed in motorcycle crash

Ideally, a motorcycle helmet will have a DOT sticker on it when it is bought, which means it meets the baseline requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 218. This puts riders in the best possible position to maintain their health in the event of a serious crash. It is not currently known […]
March 14th, 2023

Seven injured in Sanibel boat crash

Marine incidents are less common considering the vastness of the bodies of water in our area, but the late evening hours of March 12 saw two boats smack into one another between Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach.  At this time, it’s not known whether proximity device failure or boating under the influence was involved in […]
March 14th, 2023

Condo crash leaves two in hospital

There are a lot of things potential home buyers scan with a fine tooth comb before finalizing a sizeable down payment. The condition of the flooring, the modernity and look of appliances, and sizing of each bedroom are all common observations during this process. It’s also pretty standard for people to think about how a […]
March 7th, 2023

Brian Richard Allen arrested after crashing Jeep into home

A person’s home is their sanctuary, a place where they should feel comfortable, safe, and protected. Nothing traumatic should happen while someone is brushing their teeth or preparing for dinner. Yet, a harrowing event took place at a home located at Ocean Breeze Park. A Jeep burrowed into the house a few weeks ago and […]
March 7th, 2023

18-year-old student hit by deputy who failed to stop at stop sign

The safety of children in the community should be an extremely high priority, especially in areas where there are a lot of students, such as in school zones. Students also need to exercise good judgment as they are traveling to and from school, so that they do not put themselves in harm’s way. The circumstances […]
February 28th, 2023

33-year-old killed in single-vehicle SUV crash

Some people follow stop sign laws to a T, letting their vehicle come to a stop for several seconds before proceeding. Others treat these red octagons as mere guidelines and either stop very briefly before looking both ways or roll through the sign altogether. Unfortunately, one man’s decision to drive through a stop sign ended […]
February 28th, 2023

‘Trespassing’ pedestrian struck and killed by Tri-Rail train

A man who has yet to be identified was struck and killed by a Tri-Rail train in Delray Beach on the morning of February 26. The man, who was reported to be homeless, was present on the tracks as the southbound Tri-Rail train sped forward. The crash took place in the 3300 block of South […]
February 21st, 2023

81-year-old Joyce Zanleone dies after car crashes into building, catches on fire

On February 19, two senior citizens had a harrowing experience driving down Monaco Boulevard from Jog Road. It seemed like it was going to be a regular afternoon for 81-year-old Joyce Zanleone and 76-year-old Joseph Zanleone, but things escalated quickly. The pair was in their 2020 Hyundai when Joseph Zanleone lost control of the car […]
February 13th, 2023

Pedestrian hit and killed by two cars on I-95

A pedestrian, whose identity and age remain undisclosed to the public, was killed in the early morning hours of February 12 as he stood in the far-left lane of southbound I-95. According to reports, he was observed standing and walking on the inside lane of the interstate before he was struck and killed by two […]
February 13th, 2023

Dionicio Castro arrested in connection with fatal Causeway crash

“You’ve broken my life, and you’ve taken my wife too,” said Ali Akatawi. “You’ve broken my heart. Now I don’t have nothing.” Via Local10.com Akatawi is now a widower, after the accident that took his wife’s life on February 8. 38-year-old Naomy Arias was the mother of five children, in addition to the center of […]
February 7th, 2023

Pileup on I-95 snarls traffic in the middle of rush hour

Car crashes involving more than one vehicle can also take their toll from a logistics point of view. The morning of February 6 was a perfect example of this, as the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 were notably impacted by such an occurrence.  Several lanes had to be completely shut down as authorities responded to […]
February 7th, 2023

Murder suspect caught driving car belonging to missing 74-year-old Gary Levin

There’s been a lot of confusion and concern surrounding the unknown whereabouts of 74-year-old Gary Levin. “I hope he’s out there, and there’s some miracle we find him alive,” said Donald Levin, Gary’s brother. Via WPTV.com Gary Levin originally grew up in Philadelphia and was an auto body salesman before retiring to Florida. He loved […]
February 1st, 2023

Four killed in early morning wrong-way collision

Most experienced drivers will tell you that they’ve seen their fair share of crazy things happen on the road. The majority of these stories tend to be relatively harmless, but sometimes they end with a pretty gruesome conclusion. It does make someone wonder how they would react if they saw something completely unexpected, such as […]
February 1st, 2023

Two Plantation High School students perish in canal crash

The community is grieving after a harrowing incident that took place in the late afternoon hours of January 25. A male and a female student who attended Plantation High School were in a vehicle that appeared to lose control and ended up in a canal. Unfortunately, the 16-year-old male and 17-year-old female did not survive. […]
January 25th, 2023

Unidentified pedestrian struck and killed on I-95

On the morning of January 24, two cars collided and caused a harrowing series of events. A 17-year-old was behind the wheel of a 2012 Honda Civic, while a 22-year-old man was driving a 2012 Subaru Impreza on I-95.  It’s unclear what caused this to take place, but the teenage driver lost control of the […]
January 25th, 2023

Four people ejected from vehicles in Tesla crash

“It’s only by the grace of God that someone didn’t die,” said Martin County Sheriff William Snyder. Via WPTV.com Remarks like that tell the public all they need to know about the severity of a motor vehicle incident, and how catastrophically things could have ended. Snyder was referring to a crash between a Tesla and […]
January 11th, 2023

Police issue warning after recovering Roger DeCapito’s body from Lake Osborne

Florida residents take pride in being able to use their boats throughout the year without having to battle with frigid temperatures. It’s a wonderful advantage to living down here, and makes outdoor time all the more enjoyable. However, it’s important to remember that boats, just like other land motor vehicles, are susceptible to accidents that […]
January 6th, 2023

49-year-old motorcyclist killed in Indian River crash

Unfortunately, the new year began with an unfortunate accident on US 1 roadway in the afternoon hours of January 2. A 49 year-old man was driving his 2007 Harley Davidson northbound with the idea of making a left turn onto Barber Street. He was heading northbound on US 1, and was going to make the […]
January 6th, 2023

Two killed In West Palm Beach car crash

It’s something most people can relate to. You’re in the best company amongst friends or family on New Year’s Eve, and you’re staying up until midnight to flip the calendar with the people you care about the most. The countdown begins; five, four, three, two, one… Hugs, kisses and laughter ensue after midnight, and the […]
December 21st, 2022

18-year-old crashes Benz, eludes police before being captured

What’s the first thing that comes to a person’s mind when something bad takes place? Human nature can lead an individual to run in fear of what may happen to them next. It’s an understandable gut reaction, but fleeing from the scene of a crime makes matters even worse. Even if a suspect is not […]
December 21st, 2022

“Grinch” drunk driver smashes family’s Christmas decorations

Certain homeowners enjoy decking out their yards with festive decorations and lights. This effort and creativity gives neighborhoods a warm winter charm. In the early morning hours of December 17, someone’s masterful work was undone by 30-year-old Michael Lamlin, who decided to drive drunk and ran over a Christmas decoration setup in the front yard […]
December 14th, 2022

Fiery crash leaves one dead

A crash in the early hours of December 11 checks the boxes for a truly terrifying scene. A local resident helped describe what took place. “I ran out of the house. I ran to the corner and I saw the car on fire,” said Stephanie Perez. “I saw a tow truck had smashed it. The […]
December 14th, 2022

Pedestrian death marks 4th fatal hit-and-run in 1 month

The fourth fatal hit-and-run in a month took place in the early morning hours of December 12 along Okeechobee Boulevard near Indian Road. A man tried to cross Okeechobee Road at the center median but was run over by a car traveling eastbound. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue pronounced the man dead at the scene. […]
December 8th, 2022

Driver detained following road rage shooting in Lauderdale Lakes

People seem to be more agitated when they’re on the road. Shielded by a vehicle, drivers feel they have license to say derogatory things in their car, which only gets them more upset. This might cause a person to reach a dangerous fever pitch of anger, and this leads to precarious situations like the one […]
December 7th, 2022

One killed in Miami Gardens rollover crash

There’s just something about seeing a vehicle not situated in a right-side up position. Images that show a car laying on its side, or completely upside down tend to evoke additional horror in people. In that scenario, people truly expect the worst, as the visual seems like it’s right out of a movie. That was […]
December 2nd, 2022

Jean Worme killed in Winter Haven test drive crash

If you ask anyone about the experience of going to a car dealership, the responses will usually be pretty passionate one way or the other. However, the excitement of finding a new car that will take you from point A to point B for the next few months or years is pretty commonplace. Leaving the […]
December 2nd, 2022

Car found in deep canal near West Palm Beach

As seasoned veterans of the South Florida scene, it’s understood that water is a part of our lives more so than most other places throughout the country.  However, there are some not-so-pleasant things that can take place due to so much water, and residents should take that into consideration. This can come into play with […]
November 23rd, 2022

Police Officer Involved in Hit-and-Run, Arrested For Drunk Driving

On November 20, officer Leopold Louis was arrested on DUI charges while he was behind the wheel of a marked police vehicle. “This officer placed the public in danger in the same vehicle that the community has entrusted as a symbol of protection,” said police director Alfredo Ramirez in a statement. “I will not tolerate […]
November 23rd, 2022

67-Year-Old Pedestrian Jeanne Jean Struck and Killed By Car

Many people have heard that most accidents happen close to home, which is a statistical likelihood since that’s where most folks spend their time. However, there’s something to be said for these accidents taking place at the commencement of a trip when the anticipation to get from point A to point B may be at […]
November 15th, 2022

Former elementary school teacher Ron Weindorf killed in crash

While teachers deserve the respect and appreciation of the community, there’s a special connection that kids often have with their very first instructors. Middle school and high school students view their teachers as intelligent, practical, or cool, but younger children tend to develop an affinity for a teacher based on their level of warmth and […]
November 10th, 2022

Last week’s fatal accident makes 700 pedestrian deaths in Florida

It’s difficult not to enjoy the beautiful weather in South Florida in any way we can, whether that’s simply going out for a walk with a friend, walking to do errands, or being engaged in an outdoor hobby. Unfortunately, Florida has one of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities, including 696 deaths in 2020 alone […]
November 10th, 2022

Fatal Davie crash shines light on Target Zero initiative

In Florida alone, eight people die and 49 people are seriously injured on the road every day. Unfortunately, two more individuals contributed to that statistic on November 1 when an accident in Davie took the life of one person and injured another. The accident occurred at the intersection of Davie Road and Griffin Road in […]
November 3rd, 2022

Samuel Newby killed in homemade mini bike crash

While it’s exciting to spend money on something that’s a fully functional finished product, there’s something rewarding about putting an item together from scratch, and it’s natural for people to take pride in the things they create. Samuel Newby likely felt very prideful when he built himself a custom mini bike. Although being able to […]
November 3rd, 2022

68-year-old Maria Tolento killed in accident at notorious intersection

Residents in and around West Palm Beach are saddened to learn of the death of 68-year-old Maria Tolento on October 25 at an intersection that’s known to be dangerous, but is sometimes unavoidable. “It’s terrible, people are trying to make left-hand turns out of Sunny and the guardrail over there by the canal is high […]
October 26th, 2022

19-Year-Old Emma Albritton Mourned After Death In Crash

“The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.” The sentiments of this brief yet poignant line from 1993 film “A Bronx Tale” serves as a reminder to live life to the fullest each and every day, and puts the death of 19-year-old Emma Albritton into a sobering perspective.  Albritton was driving with 18-year-old George Meyer […]
October 26th, 2022

36-Year-Old Christopher Farrel Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Although a U-turn or a three-point turn might be some of the most efficient movements one can make behind the wheel to correct your course, it’s imperative that you wait for all lanes to be clear before initiating the turn without hurting yourself or others. It might take patience to wait for all lanes of […]
October 25th, 2022

76-year-old Harreen Bertisch killed in collision with train

In an era where it seems that it’s difficult to come together and agree on many things, an accomplished career focused on giving back to the community is still something to be cherished. Harreen Bertisch was one of those philanthropists who devoted her life to serving others, including when she served as the development director […]
October 21st, 2022

Motorcyclist William Cintron Killed in West Delray Beach

Although a motorcycle’s ability to navigate through traffic can be a game changer when you’re running late and need to get somewhere, they can also be much more dangerous – especially when drivers of passenger vehicles aren’t paying attention. William Clifford Cintron was undoubtedly familiar with the advantages of this mode of transportation as he […]
October 11th, 2022

Unhoused Craftsman Bryan Leger Killed in Bicycle Incident

There are a lot of ways to approach life, and what may seem unusual or unsavory to some might be preferred by others. 63-year-old Bryan Leger didn’t have a life that many of us would relate to–he was unhoused and preferred living outdoors to take advantage of the natural beauty of South Florida. He felt […]
October 11th, 2022

Tow Truck Driver Darryl Brooks Killed On Turnpike

In the early morning hours of October 8, 22-year-old Darryl Brooks III died tragically in a car accident, leaving his mother, Melinda Cruz-Brooks, and the community devastated. Brooks, who drove a tow truck, pulled over on the Florida Turnpike to assist someone whose vehicle had broken down.  While Brooks’ focus was on helping a fellow […]
October 10th, 2022

Clayton Millwood Faces 8+ Charges Following Crash with 49-Year-Old Gerald Fortere

For the family and friends of a motor vehicle accident victim, it may seem like justice for the alleged perpetrator can take forever. Those who know 49-year-old Gerald Fortere likely wanted swift and consequential punishment for the person responsible for the accident that critically injured him on June 6.  As Fortere continues to recover from […]
October 10th, 2022

Community Mourns Lucy Fernandez Following Fatal Boat Crash

One of the great benefits of living in Florida is that we’re fortunate enough to enjoy ideal weather for a majority of the year, allowing us to spend considerable time on the water, taking in the refreshing ocean breezes and views of the mainland as seen from our nautical vessels. While this leisurely pastime is […]
October 10th, 2022

54-Year-Old Woman Hit, Killed After Running Out of Gas

Running out of gas in your car might seem like an inconsequential issue, inconvenient but harmless nonetheless, especially when not in a rural setting taken from a scary movie.  Although it’s overlooked as a potential cause of accidents, it can have fatal consequences. On the morning of September 9, a 54 year-old Pompano Beach woman […]
October 5th, 2022

Perilous Train Accidents Rock South Florida

When considering traveling by train, most people think of a hassle free relaxing experience traveling through some of the most scenic parts of the state and our country on a predetermined path not encumbered by traffic or road closures. Unfortunately, train accidents still happen such as those that occurred recently.  On September 24, two cargo […]
October 5th, 2022

96-Year-Old Rae Finander Perishes In Car Crash

There isn’t any loss of life that doesn’t come with its share of tragedy and sadness, but it’s difficult to read about an accident that killed someone in their nineties. Reaching the elusive age of 100 is something to celebrate, sadly 96-year-old Rae Finander won’t reach that milestone due to the unfortunate events that took […]
September 21st, 2022

68-Year-Old Jorge Castro Killed in Two-Car Crash

As life has resumed to normalcy post-pandemic in South Florida, there’s one aspect of city living that certainly seems to have been fully restored: traffic.  Although we might listen to music, news, audiobooks, or podcasts to make our drive more enjoyable after a long day of work, we can’t deny that we’re still consumed with […]
September 21st, 2022

Deputy Zeke Spence Injured When Car Plows Into Jensen Beach Facility

Almost nothing can prepare a person for the type of horrifying scene at Jensen Beach on September 15 when a vehicle smashed plowed into the Premier Physical Therapy office on Northeast Jensen Beach Boulevard.  Several people were treated for injuries after the harrowing incident took place, but Martin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ezekiel “Zeke” Spence […]
September 14th, 2022

Craig Attilio Dies After Being Flung From Motorcycle

It’s often said that speed kills. While it’s often used in a more colloquial manner in racing movies and sports to highlight the importance of fast players, there’s a somber literal meaning to the phrase that should be considered by people in real life scenarios. Unfortunately for Craig Attilio, on September 2, speed was the […]
September 14th, 2022

21-Year-Old Walter Vandiver Killed in Collision With Wild Animal

There are a lot of tongue-in-cheek sayings about animals and their relationship to the pavement that we drive on. We’re all familiar with the chicken’s journey of crossing the road to get to the other side, and most, if not all, of us have seen deer eating grass and foliage along the highway as we […]
August 31st, 2022

Kimberly Mathis Arrested for Hit-and-Run Involving Injured Toddler

It’s never a good thing when someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident, but things feel more serious when the victim(s) is someone that couldn’t help or protect themselves. Sadly, that’s the case with a two-year-old child who was the victim of a hit-and-run car accident on August 11  that put him in the […]
August 17th, 2022

Teenager Rear-Ends School Bus, Leaving 15-Year-Old Passenger Injured

While the end of the summer for students can be a bit of a downer, it can also serve as something to look forward to. Everyone will be back together in the same place every day so new memories and learning can take place. It’s a new chapter that everyone will write together. However, on […]
August 4th, 2022

WPB Officer Ronald McBride Found At Fault For Car Accident

On April 5 in West Palm Beach, there was an unfortunate accident that badly maimed two SUV’s and sent three people to the hospital. When something like this happens, most initial thoughts gravitate in the direction of the victim(s) and their families and the hopes for a speedy and full recovery. The next natural thought […]
August 4th, 2022

19-Year-Old Isaiah Riley Injured By Car Crashing Through His Bedroom

It’s a scenario that many families can relate to: teenagers living at home want privacy, so they spend a lot of time in their room. In this day and age, especially during the pandemic, high school and college underclassmen living with their family can easily spend several hours in their room talking to their friends, […]
July 25th, 2022

Lesly Ulysse Killed By Hit-and-Run Driver

Pedestrians and drivers have long had a complicated relationship. Right-of-way rules exist so each party can travel safely and orderly. Following the rules of the road helps prevent tragic stories that affect communities and permanently alter families. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office confirmed another chilling example of a worst-case scenario that can occur when […]
July 25th, 2022

Suspect Charged with Vehicular Homicide Following James Beloian’s Death

Life can change in an instant, so it’s important to be cognizant of your surroundings at all times. It’s not uncommon to hear stories of bicyclists colliding with cars because one didn’t observe the right of way while going in their respective directions.  However, James Beloian was not involved in an in-transit incident. The 74-year-old […]
July 14th, 2022

Under-the-Influence Driver Hits, Kills 70-year-old Bicyclist Oscar Lopez

If it’s been said once, then it’s been repeated a hundred or even a thousand times. Choosing to get behind the wheel of a vehicle when impaired by drugs, alcohol, or other substances puts the driver and everyone around them at grave risk of injury or even death.  While many people feel confident getting from […]
July 7th, 2022

Maria Zevallos Hit, Killed by Broward County Bus

Many cities around the United States like to advertise the virtues of taking mass transit. It results in fewer people on the road, reduced emissions that negatively affect the environment, and a reliable alternative for those who are not able to get behind the wheel of a car.  However, a recent accident reminds the population […]
July 7th, 2022

Young Adult Loses Life In Motorcycle Accident

Last week, the community was forced to come to grips with a senior citizen who passed away during an unfortunate motorcycle accident on Royal Palm Beach Boulevard. Just as tragically, a much younger adult lost his life in another motorcycle crash last Saturday, July 2 on Interstate 95. While the identity of the individual has […]
June 30th, 2022

Inebriated Driver Appears to Cause Four-Car Crash

Drinking and driving is always an enormous risk. When too much alcohol consumption negatively affects others besides the inebriated driver, it adds a disturbing level of danger to innocent bystanders. That appears to be what took place over the weekend in Port St. Lucie. Thirty-seven-year-old Jillian Butler was behind the wheel of her red Nissan […]
June 30th, 2022

Lawrence J. Poliquin Succumbs to Motorcycle Crash Injuries

Many people associate motorcycle riding with younger people with a need for speed and a desire to get the adrenaline pumping. However, that feeling is not exclusive to millennials or generation Z, as older people also enjoy riding motorcycles in their spare time. This was true of 77-year-old Lawrence J. Poliquin, who still found it […]
June 27th, 2022

Driver Who Hit Tow Truck Turns Himself in, Charged with Hit-and-Run

It can be difficult to comprehend a completely random act of injury when one is doing their job. A few days ago, a 46-year-old tow truck operator was focused on finishing the task at hand that helped him make a living.  He was unloading a car from the truck when a 29-year-old man hit the […]
June 27th, 2022

Boca Raton Resident Attacks Police Vehicle in Ft. Lauderdale

The relationship between law enforcement and society has been extremely complex throughout the last several years. Although it didn’t seem like Boca Raton resident Tate Alexander Turner had any sort of political or larger anti-police motivations, he still elected to steer his car into a police vehicle that was pulled over in a construction zone […]
June 14th, 2022

23-Year-Old Mohammad Khan Killed in Lamborghini Crash

Twenty-three-year-old Mohammad Khan crashed his Lamborghini into a pole in the early hours of the morning on June 10th. The vehicle burst into flames and the young man did not survive the crash. He was traveling with a woman at the time of the incident who was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center […]
June 14th, 2022

Marie Claude Andris Killed On Side of I-595, Leaving Behind 6 Children

A woman’s vehicle became disabled on the inside lane of Interstate 95 last week while she was heading westbound with a four-year-old boy.  When she exited the silver Nissan sedan that she maneuvered onto the shoulder of the highway, she was fatally hit by another oncoming car. A blue Chevy and a tractor-trailer were involved […]
June 8th, 2022

Harry Ray Skinner Killed in ATV Accident

South Florida drivers are certainly no strangers to torrential rains and inclement weather. However, weather-related accidents can occur even during the most sun-drenched days, and it’s important for those behind the wheel to remain aware of what is happening around them.  45-year-old Harry Ray Skinner was driving an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) on the 200th Trail […]
June 8th, 2022

South Florida Woman Perishes in Fiery Crash

Long holiday weekends in the United States are defined by memorable gatherings with friends and family. Unfortunately, one woman did not make it to her destination this Memorial Day after a tragic accident in Pembroke Pines. Heading westbound on Sheridan Street just before 11:30 p.m, the driver lost control of her car, crashing into a […]