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Help After a Fatal Car Accident

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Aug 28, 2018 11:27:01 AM

A car accident can upset your life, and an accident involving a fatality is especially tragic.

Fatal Crash Totals

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Topics: auto accident, Wrongful Death, Car Accidents

Monday Morning Crash Leaves UF Student Critically Injured

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Mar 21, 2017 11:50:14 AM

A traffic accident occurring Monday morning has left a motorcyclist in critical condition. 

The accident occurred in front of UF Health Shands around 11:45 am. According to officials at the Gainesville Police Department (GPD), the crash involved one motorcycle and one car.

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Topics: auto accident, Motorcycle Accidents

Largest Surge in Traffic Fatalities in 50 Years Attributed to Apps

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Nov 18, 2016 12:04:27 PM

The last 40 years have seen a decline in highway fatalities. Unfortunately, 2015 saw the largest annual percentage jump over any year in the last 50, and, thus far, 2016 has been even worse. In the first six months of 2016, highway deaths increased by over 10% from a comparable period in 2015.

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Topics: Car, auto accident, smartphone, mobile devices, Distracted Driving

University of Florida Student Struck by Truck, Killed Friday Morning

Posted by Steven Bagen

Oct 28, 2016 4:15:00 PM

This morning was an unfortunate reminder of Florida’s status as the leader in the nation for bicycle deaths per capita.

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Topics: Car, auto accident, Truck Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents

Gainesville Man Sentenced to 20 Years for DUI and Daughter’s Death

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Mar 18, 2016 3:16:24 PM

DUI’s are never pleasant to experience, but that holds even more true when fatalities are involved. The impacts of a DUI can be very far-reaching and Jeffrey Lee Ertle, 41, learned that the hard way.

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Topics: Car Accidents, News, Drinking and Driving, auto accident, DUI

Gainesville Auto Accident Leaves Five Injured

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Mar 16, 2016 2:03:01 PM

Sometimes it’s easy to take for granted how much of a privilege driving is; other times it’s easy to take for granted how dangerous it can be. A recent automotive accident right in the heart of Gainesville left several hospitalizedincluding one who was ejected from her vehicleproving that even under safe conditions and in safe vehicles, disaster can strike at any time.

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Topics: Personal Injury, Serious Accidents & Injuries, Car, auto accident, Gainesville

Automotive Accidents: Assessing The Recent Disaster In Gainesville

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Dec 1, 2015 10:43:07 AM

Getting behind the wheel is always a gamble. Even perfect drivers can get seriously injured in an accident through no fault of your own. A recent crash on I-75 in Gainesville demonstrates just how dangerous driving can be, even under safe conditions.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Truck Accidents, auto accident, I-75

How Your Car’s Technology Causes Accidents

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Feb 13, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Distracted driving is an increasing problem on our roadways.  While texting and other distractions, such as using GPS, eating, tuning MP3 players, etc., are obvious, the influx of new gadgets installed in vehicles by the auto industry raises questions about the level of distractions in many new technologies.

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Topics: auto accident, Technology