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  • Elderly Couple Killed after Car Accident in Oviedo

    December 27, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Friday, December 13th, a late evening car crash claimed the lives of an elderly couple and left another driver with serious injuries. The crash took place near the intersection of East Mitchell Hammock Road and Clara Lee Evans Way in Oviedo, about 15 miles northeast of Orlando. According to police, 75-year-old Jesse Smith was travelling westbound on Mitchell Hammock Road with his wife, ...
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  • Motorcyclist Killed in Crash with SUV

    December 27, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Early on Thursday December 19th, a man riding a motorcycle collided with a Land Rover SUV during Tampa’s afternoon commute hours, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. A police accident report stated the driver of the Land Rover, Jean G. Mezidor of Tampa, attempted to make a U-turn from the westbound turn lane of Causeway Boulevard near the intersection of 54th Street. As she pulled ...
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  • Top Motorcycle Safety Tips for the New Year

    December 26, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    With 2014 just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. Motorcycle riders in particular can use this time to identify riding habits that need improvement and create resolutions to practice safer riding. In an effort to help reduce the amount of motorcycle accidents that occur, bikers can adhere to the following safety tips. Motorcycle Rider Safety ...
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  • 15 Tampa Students Hospitalized After Bus Crash

    December 26, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Monday December 16th, a school bus accident in Bradenton resulted in a trip to the hospital for 15 students. According to information provided by the Florida Highway Patrol, one school bus was following another in Monday afternoon traffic. The lead school bus stopped and the bus behind it failed to stop in time to avoid colliding with it from behind. The lead bus that was hit had 48 students on ...
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  • Orlando Area Cyclist Dies After Collision with Fire Rescue Truck

    December 26, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Saturday, December 14th, a resident of Lake County died from severe trauma after he crossed in front of a Tavares Fire Department truck while riding his bicycle. The fatal bicycle accident took place on State Road 19, northwest of Orlando, according to officials. Earl Dudley, 66, of Tavares was killed in a crash that occurred at roughly 6:49 a.m., Florida Highway Patrol reported. Troopers ...
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  • Wrong-Way Driver Causes Fiery Multi-Car Crash

    December 26, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Florida Highway Patrol troopers are following through with an open investigation after a multi-vehicle crash on Thursday, December 19th. 77-year-old Carol Hubener was driving the wrong way and caused a fiery accident scene, delaying traffic for hours on I-95. The crash occurred in Brevard County near mile marker 42 right after 10am, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers still ...
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  • Holiday Rush Increases Danger on the Road

    December 23, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    that people should be wary of more than just being able to weave their way through the crowds to find a gift. Researchers at the UA Center for Advanced Public Safety, who analyzed 10 years of Alabama crash data, found that the days just before Christmas can be a more dangerous time to drive than the days surrounding Thanksgiving and New Year’s. UA researchers found heavy traffic surrounding ...
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  • Robinson High School Standout Student Athlete to be Honored during Basketball Game

    December 13, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    (Tampa, FL) —The Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award Selection Committee is proud to announce that Robinson High School senior, Cody Brown has been selected as the “November Student Athlete of the Month.” The mission of The Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award is to celebrate outstanding high school student athletes and coaches throughout Hillsborough County. Members of the committee, ...
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  • Paul Walker - Celebrity Car Crash Fatality

    December 5, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Paul Walker, a prominent film actor best known for his role as “Brian” in the Fast and Furious movies, died in a highly-publicized car accident on November 30th. At this point, investigators have determined that speed and human error were the likely causes of the fiery crash. Racing Rumors Disproven, Speed and Human Error to Blame Walker was killed Saturday when the 2005 Porsche ...
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  • Charity Spotlight: Faces of Courage - Sponsored by Vanguard Attorneys

    December 5, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Faces of Courage is a non-profit organization located in the Tampa Bay area that offers free camps and other special events for women and children with cancer and blood illnesses. Although Faces of Courage is located in central Florida, many of the camps are attended by women and children from all over the US. Faces of Courage, Inc. is the first organization in the nation to tailor a women’s ...
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  • Holiday Driving Tips and Statistics

    December 3, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    As we enter the holiday shopping season, drivers must take extra precaution to avoid hazards and common car accident risks. Fortunately, there are a few steps that can help prevent fender-benders, pedestrian accidents and other types of collisions that can occur. Holiday Driving Safety Tips Here are a few tips to stay safe on the roads this season: Do not text or talk on the phone while driving: ...
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