A man witnessed a hit-and-run in Florida that killed a motorcyclist, and he decided he could not let the driver get away. He darted across traffic, yelling at the drunk driver to stop because she had hit someone. He tried to take a picture so that he had evidence of her license plate for the police. She eventually pulled over and got out of her vehicle, but she refused to go back to the scene. At this point, the man was able to get a clear picture of her plate, so he returned to the scene and talked to the deputies, who were very interested in his side of the story.
A tragic incident in Bradenton, Florida, cost three senior citizens their lives and injured four more people. The fatal accident occurred just outside of a country club when a driver backed into a group that had just left church services on Sunday morning, Feb. 2.
The holidays were a particularly sad time for the family of retired Florida State University football coach Bobby Bowden. Bowden's 23-year-old grandson, along with a 25-year-old friend, drowned on Christmas night as the result of a fatal accident near Winter Haven. According to reports, the two men, accompanied by a third friend, had been home for the holidays and were traveling in a Mitsubishi when the car left the road and ended up in a stream of water.
A 27-year-old man who tried to evade the Florida Highway Patrol was identified as the driver of the car involved in a fatal accident at a San Carlos Park intersection on Nov. 6. The man was trying to evade police who had tried to pull him over near Broadway Avenue and U.S. 41 at about 3 p.m. for a tinted window violation. The 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier flipped over onto its roof after speeding away and driving over a raised median.
Two engineering students at the University of Miami were killed on Oct. 16 while trying to cross the street. The accident happened in front of the students' apartment complex at the intersection of Kendall Drive and 68th Court. The two students had crossed five lanes of traffic before they were struck and killed only five feet from the curb. They both died immediately after being hit in the fatal accident.
A crash involving four cars occurred in Southwest Miami-Dade County on the morning of Sept. 29. The accident happened at almost 10 a.m. where Southwest 117th Avenue and Southwest 72nd Street intersect. Two cars were traveling north on Southwest 117th Avenue when two other cars were stopped at a red light on the avenue.
Authorities said a Miami man who left the scene of a car crash and then caused another turned himself in. They issued a warrant for his arrest a few days earlier. The charges he faces from the fatal accident include vehicular homicide, driving under the influence-manslaughter, DUI-serious bodily injury and four counts of DUI-property damage, plus leaving the scene of an accident from the first incident.
On Aug. 7 at around 3 a.m., an accident involving a motorcycle and a passenger car took the life of the motorcyclist. The collision occurred on I-95 between Indiantown Road and Donald Ross Road near Jupiter. The deceased was a 58-year-old man who lived in Coral Springs. The woman who was driving the car is a resident of Palm City, and she was transported to Jupiter Medical Clinic where she is currently in serious condition.
A Miami-Dade man was killed in a hit-and-run car accident on July 23. The fatal car crash took place around 1 a.m. Miami-Dade officials have located the Cadillac Escalade that was involved in the car accident, but have not yet found the at-fault driver.
A 26-year-old man has been taken into police custody regarding a crash at a Coral Cables intersection that killed two and injured the driver himself. The accused driver was allegedly speeding and intoxicated when he struck a Toyota Corolla from behind. The Toyota Corolla was reported to be stopped at a red light at the intersection of 8th Street and 37th Avenue and contained a 44-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man. Both were residents of Sweetwater.