Car Accident Archives - Wooten Kimbrough Damaso & Dennis, PA

7 Hidden Injuries to Look for Following a Car Crash

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Michael Damaso / 07-09-2020 / Car Accident

Injuries resulting from a car accident do not always manifest right away. Oftentimes, your body is in such shock after being involved in an accident that you may not be aware of the injuries you sustained from the impact. These injuries can be physical ones that are internal, and psychological ones that effect a person’s […]

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6 Steps to Take After a Car Accident

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Michael Damaso / 07-03-2020 / Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident can be a stressful and intimidating experience. Following the trauma of a serious car crash, a person is often in a state of emotional shock, and at the same time getting treatment for multiple injuries. Depending on how the accident occurred and how serious the damage is, it can […]

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Florida Woman Says State’s Car Accident Laws Ruined Her Life

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Michael Damaso / 03-03-2020 / Car Accident

Florida’s personal injury laws have been criticized for years due to the lack of protection they offer individuals who are injured in an auto accident. One Florida woman recently spoke out about her ordeal following a serious auto accident. A reckless driver operating a pick-up truck crushed her car and she was airlifted to a […]

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Uber and Lyft Auto Accidents- How are they different from other auto accidents?

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Michael Damaso / 03-03-2020 / Auto Accidents

Ride sharing services have become a popular mode of transportation today. In fact, 36 percent of Americans surveyed by the Pew Research Center said they have used some type of rideshare service, such as Uber or Lyft. However, the role that they play in auto accident cases is still being determined. Liability is a bit […]

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11 Tricks Insurance Companies Use to Fool Florida Car Accident Victims

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Michael Damaso / 12-18-2019 / Auto Accidents

Being involved in a car accident is a stressful event but dealing with insurance companies after the accident can be just as frustrating. Following the trauma of a serious car accident, a person is often in a state of emotional shock, and at the same time getting treatment for multiple injuries. Insurance companies will often […]

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Nissan Recalls More Than 400,000 Cars in U.S. Due to Fire Risk

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Michael Damaso / 11-20-2019 / Car Accident

Nissan has recalled over 400,000 cars in the U.S. due to a defect in the braking system that could cause the vehicles to suddenly catch fire. The four specific Nissan models included in the recall are the 2015 to 2018 models of the Nissan Murano SUV, 2016 to 2018 models of the Nissan Maxima sedan, […]

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Federal Investigation Launched into the Cause of Tesla Battery Fires

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Michael Damaso / 11-12-2019 / Auto Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation into the cause of Tesla fires due to a defect in the vehicles’ batteries. This investigation covers Model S and Model X Tesla vehicles that were manufactured between the years 2012 and 2019 and were sold in the United States. The term “investigation” is […]

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The Most Dangerous Intersections in Central Florida

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Michael Damaso / 11-05-2019 / Auto Accidents

Central Florida’s interstates, roads and highways are some of the most dangerous in country. Approximately 395,000 car accidents happen on Florida roads every year, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. I-4 has been named as the most dangerous interstate in the country, based on fatalities per mile.  According to MetroPlan Orlando, the following intersections […]

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New Florida Law Opens the Roads to Self-Driving Vehicles Without Humans

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Michael Damaso / 10-14-2019 / Auto Accidents

Florida drivers should not be surprised if they see driverless vehicles out and about on the roads. A new law signed by Governor Ron DeSantis will make it possible for self-driving vehicles to operate without a human at the wheel. The law took effect on July 1, 2019, and it allows self-driving vehicles without a […]

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“Safe Phone Zones” introduced by the Florida Department of Transportation

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Doug / 06-02-2015 / Auto Accidents

In a public-private partnership with GEICO, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) unveiled a new campaign to help curb the problem of distracted driving on Florida’s roadways. Sixty four different “Safe Phone Zones” were designated on various roadways throughout Florida. A map of all of the “Safe Phone Zones” throughout Florida can be found online […]

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Attorney Speaks Out Against Distracted Driving

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Doug / 04-07-2015 / Auto Accidents

Attorney Nicholas Primrose Presents for End Distracted Driving Organization at Local High School On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, our attorney, Nicholas Primrose, traveled to Winter Springs High School to present to students about Distracted Driving as part of the Florida Justice Association and End Distracted Driving organization’s “Student Awareness Initiative.” End Distracted Driving is an […]

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Is Your Teen a Distracted Driver?

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Doug / 03-26-2015 / Auto Accidents

If you have a teen driver in the home and haven’t seen this video from AAA, then stop everything and watch it right now.  Then, go get your teen driver and have them watch it as well. AAA recently released this video along with a report on the latest trends in teen driving and accidents […]

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Crosswalk Crackdown in Orange County

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Doug / 02-25-2015 / Auto Accidents

In the State of Florida drivers are required to stop and remain stopped until pedestrians cross at crosswalks, but unfortunately the failure of drivers to properly yield to pedestrians is responsible for 20% of all pedestrian deaths and injuries in the Orlando area. Of the incidents resulting in injury or death, 35% occur within marked […]

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New Study Deems Florida the Last Place You Want To Get Into an Accident

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Doug / 02-11-2015 / Auto Accidents

Whether you are a tourist on vacation or a Floridian on the way to work, a new study encourages you to remain cautious on the roads. The personal finance website, WalletHub.com, has released the results of a study, which analyzed several risk factors, such as minimum auto insurance coverage requirements and percentage of uninsured drivers, […]

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Living With Amputation

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Doug / 10-07-2014 / Auto Accidents

Nearly 2 million people in the United States live with the loss of a limb. Of those 2 million people approximately 45% represent individuals who lost a limb* due to some sort of trauma, while 54% represent amputations due to vascular diseases, such as diabetes. Traumatic amputations usually are a result of factory, farm or […]

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Suzuki Recalls Certain Model Year 2004-2006 Veronas

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Doug / 10-06-2014 / Car Accident

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2004-2006 Veronas, which were manufactured between June 2003 and October 2005. The recall could potentially involve 25,899 units of the affected vehicles. The recall was sparked by the discovery that in the affected vehicles, there may be excessive heat generated within the daytime running lamp (DRL) […]

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Affirmative Defenses: Pointing the Finger Back at the Plaintiff

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Doug / 10-01-2014 / Auto Accidents

Immediately following an accident victims are often faced with the need for medical care, expenses incurred as a result of medical care, wage loss, and injuries that can be long lasting or permanent. Regardless of the accident or incident which caused the injuries, often the Plaintiff is stuck with expenses and required to live with […]

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Teenage Drivers Behind the Wheel

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Doug / 09-23-2014 / Auto Accidents

For many years the relationship between age and driving behavior has interested safety researchers and administrators. Generally it is common knowledge that there are higher risks associated with teenage drivers. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of teenage deaths across the United States. Citation rates for 16 year olds is 1.8 times higher than drivers […]

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Back To School Traffic Safety

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Doug / 09-17-2014 / Auto Accidents

All of the schools throughout Central Florida are back in session. Everyday hundreds of thousands of children are waiting for buses, walking on our sidewalks, and crossing streets. Not to mention there is a whole new batch of teenage drivers getting ready to get behind the wheel. The importance of safe driving is heightened during […]

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Texting and Driving Can Cost You

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Doug / 08-19-2014 / Auto Accidents

The dangers of texting and driving are widespread knowledge, yet unfortunately many drivers on the road today continue to text while driving. Aside from the catastrophic injuries that texting and driving can cause, one Florida driver is seeing the side-effects in a $4.3 million judgment. Cacilia Carter from Bunnell, Florida was a passenger in a […]

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How Safe Is Your Car?

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Doug / 06-17-2014 / Auto Accidents

One of the most important things to consumers when they are looking to purchase a vehicle is safety. Car owners want the security of knowing that should they be involved in a collision the vehicle they are in is going to provide protection from serious bodily injuries and possibly death.  Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing […]

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Crash Spotlights Dangers in Tired Truck Drivers

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Doug / 06-12-2014 / Attorney

Over the weekend, the country woke to news that famed comedian, star of NBC’s 30 Rock, Tracy Morgan, along with a handful of others, were involved in a deadly multi-vehicle collision on the New Jersey Turnpike. According to authorities, the accident was caused when a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer crashed into a limousine bus carrying Mr. Morgan and […]

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BMW Recalls 2014 X5 SAV

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Doug / 05-29-2014 / Car Accident

BMW of North America is recalling certain model year 2014 X5 SAV vehicles, which were manufactured between December, 2013 and March, 2014. The recall is due to the discovery of a defect with child safety locks. The rear locking mechanisms may not have been manufactured correctly, causing a previously engaged child safety lock to disengage […]

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Beach Driving Dangers

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Doug / 05-27-2014 / Auto Accidents

With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start to the summer, millions of people are making their way to Florida’s beaches to cool off and enjoy the sun. This past Memorial Day Weekend saw an overwhelming amount of individuals and crowds of people. Every year we’re faced with stories of tragic injuries caused by inattentive drivers […]

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Orlando: Most Dangerous City for Pedestrians

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Doug / 05-20-2014 / Auto Accidents

The National Complete Streets Coalition released its latest report on Tuesday naming Orlando as the most dangerous metro area for pedestrians. Tampa, Jacksonville, and South Florida follow right behind, with Memphis closing out the Top 5. This map shows the number of fatalities due to vehicle/pedestrian accidents within Central Florida from 2003-2012. The Orlando-Kissimmee area […]

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The Defective Tire Investigation: You May Be At Risk!

Doug / 05-15-2014 / Auto Accidents

The first sentence in the ABC News story should send chills to everyone who drives, “because of a badly flawed and archaic government recall system, millions of potentially dangerous recalled tires remain on the roads, on store shelves for sale, or simply unaccounted for.” In fact, the problem is so severe and the potential risk […]

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Ford Recalls 2013-2014 Vehicles

Doug / 04-30-2014 / Auto Accidents

Ford motor Company (Ford) is recalling vehicles due to a manufacturing defects resulting in the seatbacks being insufficient to meet the requirements set by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, “Seating Systems”. The affected vehicles include certain 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured August through September 2013, 2013-2014 Ford Escape […]

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Toyota Recalls Vehicles Due to Airbag Deployment Issue

Doug / 04-15-2014 / Auto Accidents

Toyota has discovered a defect in certain model year vehicles including the 2006-2008 RAV4, 2006-2010 Yaris,2008-2010 Highlander, and 2009-2010 Tacoma, Corolla Matrix and General Pontiac Vibe vehicles. The defect which the company has discovered is that due to the shape and location of the FFC’s retainer (Flexible Flat Cable), a portion of the electrical connections […]

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Spider Issues Force Mazda Recall

Doug / 04-10-2014 / Auto Accidents

In 2011, Mazda recalled 52,000 6 sedans of 2009-2010 vintage due to Yellow Sac Spiders having gotten into the fuel tank and weaved webs in the fuel tank vent lines, which caused the tanks to crack and leak. Yet again Mazda is faced with the same issue forcing it to recall certain model year 2010-2012 […]

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Chrysler Announces the Recall of Two of its SUVS

Doug / 04-07-2014 / Auto Accidents

Recently, General Motors has made numerous headlines regarding the recall of the ignition switch in several of its vehicles.  But General Motors is not the only American car manufacturer recalling defects in its automobiles.  Chrysler announced the recall of all 2011-2014 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees after concerns arose regarding brake failures. According to […]

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Backup Cameras on All Vehicles

Doug / 03-31-2014 / Auto Accidents

Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issues a regulation requiring all vehicles to have rear-view visibility (i.e. backup cameras). This rule will apply to all vehicles under 10,000 pounds and must be accomplished by May 2018. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx released this statement with the ruling, “safety is our highest priority, and […]

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Deadly Driving Distractions

Doug / 03-28-2014 / Auto Accidents

Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.  These types of distractions include: texting, using a cell phone or smart phone, talking to passengers, reading (including maps), using a navigation system, watching a video, or adjusting a radio, CD player, MP3 player, etc. (Distraction.gov). However, […]

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Faulty Railroad Crossing Arms in Central Florida May Create Danger

Doug / 03-27-2014 / Auto Accidents

The SunRail trains are warming up and getting ready for their May debut across Central Florida, but faulty railroad crossing arms may lead to more injuries. So far, SunRail trains cross streets at 127 different locations, each one being another point for a dangerous collision. WESH investigated these crossing and uncovered that the SunRail crossings […]

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Pedestrian Safety in Central Florida

Doug / 03-24-2014 / Auto Accidents

Last week, a man in Orlando was hit and killed while crossing Colonial Drive near John Young Parkway. WESH reported that the crash happened just past midnight and it does not appear initially that the driver was at fault. According to the report, 50 pedestrians were killed by cars last year in the metro Orlando […]

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GM Recalls 1.8 Million Vehicles

Doug / 03-21-2014 / Auto Accidents

General Motors has issued three new recalls, in addition to its previous recall of 1.6 million small vehicles due to defective ignition switches. The three latest recalls involve: Approximately 303,000 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana from the model years 2009-2014 in order to correct the material on the instrument panel to conform with federal standards […]

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Orange County Expressway Authority Takes Action Against Wrong-Way Driving

Doug / 03-06-2014 / Auto Accidents

The Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority has taken a stance against wrong-way driving and hopes to end the issue on major toll roads.  By investing in a study that will show the frequency of wrong-way driving instances, the authority will use the data collected to devise a plan to prevent its continuance. Haitham Al-Deek, an engineering […]

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New Car Owners Beware!

Doug / 01-27-2014 / Auto Accidents

American Honda Motor Company (Honda) will be launching a recall of its 2014 Acura RLX vehicles that were manufactured between August of 2012 and November of 2013. The reason for the recall is suspension failure. The company has become aware that during transportation to dealerships the bolts attached to the rear lower control arms to […]

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Be Safe During Thanksgiving Travel

Doug / 11-27-2013 / Auto Accidents

Today is one of the biggest travel days of the year, and with a huge storm system running down the East Coast, it stands to be one of the more dangerous travel days of the past several years.  Here are some tips to make sure you have a safe trip, if you’re the one traveling […]

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Dangerous Roads In Florida

Doug / 11-11-2013 / Auto Accidents

Two deaths were the result of a wreck on Florida’s Turnpike yesterday.  This is just the latest reminder of just how dangerous it can be to drive in Florida this weekend.  While we do not know what caused the driver of the vehicle to lose control and roll his truck over the median, we do […]

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Are you Training your Teens to be Good Drivers

Doug / 10-23-2013 / Auto Accidents

With seemingly no exception, teens are worse drivers than adults.  The accident and death rates of young people ages 15-24 is 14% higher than that of other drivers.  Teens and young drivers are more likely to misjudge dangerous driving conditions, drive with distractions, and cause accidents than any other sector of drivers. Are you teaching […]

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The Future of Distracted Driving

Doug / 10-16-2013 / Auto Accidents

There has been an increased focus on distracted driving lately.  The is mostly due to the fact that more and more accidents being caused, or likely caused do to distracted driving.  With all the toys and distractions available to us in our vehicles, and in the case of cell phones, in our pockets, this is […]

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Toyota recalls: nearly 700,000 Sienna minivans

Doug / 10-11-2013 / Auto Accidents

Toyota has recalled Sienna minivans made in 2004, 2005, and 2007 through 2009 model years.  The Toyota Sienna is the second-best-selling minivan in the United States market. A defect has been discovered inside the shift lever allowing a mechanism to break resulting in the vans shifting out of park without change in pressure to the […]

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It’s Official: No Texting & Driving in Florida!

Doug / 10-11-2013 / Auto Accidents

As of October 1st, 2013, Florida has joined the majority of states in prohibiting texting while driving. In South Florida, Governor Rick Scott signed SB 52, legislation championed by Senator Nancy Detert for the past several years. In 2011, at least 23% of auto collisions involved cell phone use. Over a million crashes a year […]

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Drunk Driving: The Harm Reaches Beyond the Crash Scenes

Doug / 09-16-2013 / Auto Accidents

In the United States, every day, nearly 30 people die in motor vehicle crashes that involve alcohol-impaired drivers. With higher statistics in other countries there are over 51 million deaths annually due to drunk or impaired driving. In 2010, 1/3rd of vehicle crash fatalities were the result of alcohol related crashes. 17% of traffic accidents […]

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Takata’s Mistake has Blowup

Doug / 09-11-2013 / Car Accident

  Airbag Deployment by adam*bNews reports have listed BMW as having joined Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mazda in recalling millions of vehicles due to the discovery of dangerously defective airbags. The airbags in vehicles produced by the manufacturers have been discovered to experience presser problems during release, ultimately resulting in the airbag exploding. The airbags […]

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Getting Sued Over Sending a Text Message?

Doug / 08-30-2013 / Auto Accidents

The American Bar Association Journal ran a story this week that may surprise many of you regarding texting and driving. No, it isn’t about the risks and harm associated with texting and driving, it’s about the person sending the text to the driver! In a New Jersey appellate court, the Court has held that “a […]

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Orlando Considering Staying Open Late-Night

Doug / 08-27-2013 / Auto Accidents

In an interesting move, the City of Orlando Board of Commissioners is weighing an option to “change” the late-night crowd in downtown Orlando. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Monday at around 2:00 P.M., the Commissioners will vote on a measure to keep bars open in downtown Orlando until 3:00 A.M. Thursday through Saturday. They are […]

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Deadly Accident Occurs Between Disney Bus and Visitor Vehicle

Doug / 08-17-2013 / Auto Accidents

A tragic accident occurred yesterday on Disney property, leading many to be concerned over the safety of the theme park operations. A female Orlando resident, passed away yesterday when her vehicle collided with a Disney Magical Express bus near the Epcot theme park. It is unclear how the accident occurred, however reports from the Florida Highway Patrol indicate […]

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Feds Promote Back to School School Bus Safety

Doug / 08-15-2013 / Auto Accidents

Statistics show that riding the school bus is the safest way for children to get to school.  School bus safety has again been in the spotlight after the National Transportation Safety Board addressed the question of seat belts on school buses. This latest discussion regarding school bus accidents and seat belts was linked to a […]

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