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75-year-old woman pulls out in front of motorcycle

A man is dead after a 75-year-old woman apparently pulled out in front of him in her car. He was riding a motorcycle. He struck the car and suffered fatal injuries. He was 65 years old at the time of his death.

Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol indicate that the crash happened right around 11:45 a.m., in the middle of the day on Jan. 1, 2020. The biker was heading down Curry Ford Road. He and the woman approached the same intersection, where the woman was trying to turn left. She was supposed to yield the right of way to the bike, but she failed to do so. Instead, she started to turn and pulled in front of the motorcycle, which rammed directly into the front of her 2015 Kia Soul.

Investigation finds plastic surgeons may not have insurance

Have you been to a plastic surgeon in Florida? Are you considering it? If so, be very careful about which office you choose. A recent investigation looked into plastic surgeons in Florida and found that 20% of them -- one out of every five -- did not carry medical malpractice insurance.

The problem is that a doctor without enough insurance may not have the money to pay, even after a clear mistake.

Teen pushes brother out of the way of car, gets hit himself

A teenager in Florida is in the hospital after getting hit by a car, but his mother is calling him a hero for the way that he acted quickly to save his 4-year-old brother's life.

Reports claim that the two were simply doing some holiday baking together and needed some additional ingredients. They set out to walk to the store. They had to cross a road and did so legally, at an intersection, while using the crosswalk.

Pedestrian risks greater in Florida than any other state

If you opt not to drive in Florida, and you choose to walk instead, it could be a decision that lands you in the hospital -- or worse.

The reality is that no state in the country has the same level of danger for pedestrians. The statistics paint a very bleak picture. Those on foot face the greatest risks here.

After deadly crash, driver's mother disagrees with prosecutor

A tragic crash happened in Florida in which a car got rear-ended and flipped, killing the driver. That woman was the mother of two children and she was riding with her husband. He survived the crash.

The woman who was driving the rear car got arrested. According to reports, her blood alcohol concentration was at least twice as high as the 0.08 legal limit allowed by Florida law; in short, she was allegedly intoxicated on her way home from work when she caused the crash.

Woman gets into 2 minor crashes, runs, causes fatal crash

A woman in Florida allegedly caused two minor traffic accidents. Rather than stopping to exchange insurance information with those drivers, she attempted to run from the scene. That's when she apparently caused a fatal car accident.

The woman, who is 28 years old, is now facing charges for vehicular homicide, per reports.

For some medical professionals, alcohol abuse is a problem

Doctors have a high-stress work environment. They have a lot of pressure on them every day. Like workers in other professions, they sometimes turn to alcohol as a way to cope with that. Others may just drink socially.

Most medical professionals know how to handle alcohol, and they do not drink too much. According to one study, that's true for about 90% of doctors. They stop drinking if they reach their limit or they think it's becoming an issue.

Dump truck hits motorcycle and car, killing 2

A dump truck in Florida was involved in a multi-vehicle wreck that left two people dead. One of the other vehicles was a motorcycle.

Per reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, the dump truck was out on U.S. 192, heading west. Behind the wheel was a 50-year-old man from Miami. He allegedly "failed to stop as he approached traffic." The truck then went up over the median and entered the eastbound lanes in the wrong direction.

Car accident leads to deadly fire

An early-morning car accident in Florida turned tragic when five people lost their lives in the resulting blaze.

According to reports, the incident took place on Saturday, August 31. The calls to the police came in around 4:30 a.m. Emergency crews quickly rushed to the scene, where they found that two vehicles had collided.

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