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  • Blake High School Student Athlete to be Honored during Football Game

    October 31, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    October 31, 2013 (Tampa, FL) —The Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award Selection Committee is proud to announce that Blake High School senior, Joshua Vizcaino has been selected as the “October 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 ...
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  • Man Topples Boulder in Utah, Sues in Unrelated Injury Case

    October 24, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    A video capturing Utah Boy Scout Leader Glenn Taylor toppling an ancient rock formation in a state park recently went viral. In addition to conservationists posting death threats online in response to the video, Taylor faces possible charges from the State of Utah. The video may also be used as evidence against Taylor, however, in a separate and unrelated matter. Last month, Taylor filed a ...
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  • Driver Accused of Texting and Driving Faces 10 Year Sentence for Traffic Fatality

    October 15, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Elizabeth Haley Meyers, a 20-yeear-old woman from Annapolis, Maryland, is facing a potential 10 year prison sentence in connection with the death of a motorcycle rider. Police say it all happened because Meyers was texting while driving. On March 10th, Jonathan Wesley Roberts, a 30-year-old man from Virginia, was out cruising on his motorcycle. He was headed north on Route 3 in Gambrills when then ...
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  • Tampa Students Support Walk/Bike to School Day

    October 14, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Wednesday, October 9th was international Walk/Bike to School Day. The day focuses on safety awareness for all young students and emphasizes the importance of following safety rules and guidelines while crossing streets going to and from school. Thousands of Pinellas County students joined others across the greater Tampa Bay region in recognition of the special day. Students who attend Leila Davis ...
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  • Orange County Motorcycle Accident

    October 14, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On the morning of Thursday, October 3, Ryan Turner, a resident of Corona, California, was killed in a motorcycle crash that occurred in Garden Grove, CA. The other vehicle involved in the accident was a FedEx delivery truck. Emergency rescue units and police responded to the collision between the truck and motorcycle near the Orangewood Avenue and Monarch Street intersection just before 12:30pm. ...
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  • Second Victim dies in Motorcycle Crash

    October 14, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Two lives have been claimed in connection with a motorcycle accident that took place on Friday, October 4th in Myrtle Beach, SC. Virginia resident Stephanie Weeks, 36, succumbed to her injuries the next day in connection with the accident, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Williard. Weeks was a passenger on a 3-wheeled motorcycle, more commonly referred to as a trike, when it struck ...
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  • Two Fatalities in Tampa Moped Crash

    October 14, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Saturday October 5th, a crash in Tampa left two moped riders dead and a third seriously injured following a hit and run incident, according to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). The crash occurred late Saturday night, just before midnight. FHP troopers stated Cameron Maddox, 19, of Tampa, was carrying two passengers on the back of a moped when a car struck them from behind. Maddox ...
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  • Florida's Ban on Texting and Driving

    October 11, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    After five years of deliberation and opposition among divided state officials, Florida has become the 41st state to effectively restrict the use of mobile communication devices by drivers. The ban took effect on October 1st, 2013. Earlier this year, Governor Rick Scott approved legislation that has made it illegal to text and drive in the state of Florida. Originally, the law was slated to take ...
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  • Bicycle Crash Redirects Surgeon's Career Path

    October 8, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In February of 2011, Lauren Archer was involved in a bicycle accident that changed her life. Archer was out for a weekend ride with the St. Pete Bike Club when she fell behind the main group of riders as they headed toward the Don CeSar hotel. As Lauren approached the drawbridge on the westernmost span of the Pinellas Bayway, she didn’t notice the uneven patch of cement just before. She ...
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  • Two Tourists Dead after Wave Runner Crashes into Clearwater Tour Boat

    October 8, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Sunday, September 29th, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigators worked to determine what led to a wave runner accident that left two tourists dead. Around 6:10pm, a rented wave runner collided with a double-deck dolphin-watch boat near the Clearwater Memorial Causeway Bridge. The wave runner was operated by Ramana Gadiraju, 50, and his passenger, Shubhada Kulkarni, 49, ...
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  • St. Pete Traffic Fatality Under Investigation

    October 8, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers are continuing with an open investigation to determine the primary cause behind a mid-August car crash. On August 19th, just before midnight, a man lost control of his vintage Corvette. 62 year old William Ray Elliot, of St. Petersburg, was headed north on 34th Street in his 1976 Chevrolet Corvette when he suddenly lost control of the vehicle. The car ...
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  • Clearwater Paramedic Killed in Motorcycle Accident

    October 8, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In early July, a tragic motorcycle accident in Clearwater left a Sunstar paramedic dead. 33-year-old Chris Jennings was killed when his motorcycle crashed at the intersection of Keene Road and Gulf to Bay Blvd. According to Clearwater Police reports, Jennings was riding northbound on Keene Road on his 2008 Suzuki motorcycle. Witnesses told police he sped past traffic on the left as cars were ...
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  • King High School Student Athlete to be Honored during Volleyball Game

    October 3, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    October 3, 2013 (Tampa, FL) —The Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award Selection Committee is proud to announce that King High School junior, Mercedyz Mitchell has been selected as the “September Student Athlete of the Month.” The mission ofThe Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award is to celebrate outstanding high school student athletes and coaches throughout Hillsborough County. Members of the ...
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  • Church Van Death Toll Rises

    October 2, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Several members of the Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist Church in Lauderhill, Florida headed to a spiritual retreat at a Haitian religious convention in Tampa never made it to their destination. The trip was tragically cut short when the church van crashed on Interstate 75 on the morning of Saturday, September 14. The accident occurred in Lee County on I-75 near the Corkscrew exit. A tire blew out ...
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