Accident And Injury (page 11)


Busch Gardens Closes Ride After Deadly Australian Theme Park Accident: How Safe Are Amusement Parks?

A deadly amusement park accident that killed four people in Australia has led Tampa’s Busch Gardens to close their popular Congo River Rapids ride. This...

  • Staff
  • Oct 27, 2016

Mobile Is About to Get a Lot of Cruise Ship Traffic

Mobile is getting a second chance for cruise ships starting now. The city is embarking on a contract with Carnival for more than 80 sailings,...

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  • mobile
  • Oct 27, 2016

Teen Driving Tips: Make Sure Your Teen Knows These 5 Common Driving Mistakes

Tragedy occurred in Lake County last week when a teen driver fatally struck a motorcyclist who was stopped behind a school bus. The driver failed...

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  • tavares
  • Oct 25, 2016

Seat Belt Use Up in FL, But Some Young People Still Won't Click It: 5 Facts to Change That

Seat belt safety is on everyone’s mind in Polk County this week, and although seat belt usage is better than ever in 2016, we all...

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  • lakeland
  • Oct 25, 2016

From Reptiles to Weather and More: Driving in Tampa Can Be an Odd Experience Sometimes

Tampa’s roads can be as wild as the news stories for which Florida is known, and a recent video of a snake popping out of...

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  • tampa
  • Oct 21, 2016

Work at a Restaurant in JAX? Do You Know How to Stay Safe in Case of Emergency?

A Jacksonville man is in serious condition following a kitchen fire in Fruit Cove. The fire left him with severe injuries and underscores one of...

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  • jacksonville
  • Oct 21, 2016

Porter Ranch Gas Leak: Residents Still Feeling the Effects One Year Later

It’s the one-year anniversary of the Porter Ranch natural gas leak, the largest such leak in American history. Although the leak was capped in February,...

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  • Oct 21, 2016

Naples Employers Can Help Improve Their Workplaces By Doing These Things

Opportunities to improve the lives of employees are taking hold in Naples, thanks to Southwest Florida’s involvement in the Blue Zones Project. The NCH Healthcare...

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  • naples
  • Oct 19, 2016

What If Jackson Had Better, Safer Roads?

Safer roads that don’t lead to potentially thousands of dollars a year in repairs for drivers could be right around the corner, assuming $7 million...

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  • jackson
  • Oct 18, 2016

Parents Should Mention These Things to Their Kids on National Teen Driver Safety Week

This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week, a time for parents and teens in Tampa to discuss the dangers and responsibilities involved with being...

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  • tampa
  • Oct 17, 2016

Jet Ski Safety Won’t Ruin Your Fun

The Oct. 10 fatal jet ski crash near Fort Myers serves as a reminder that, although we in Florida love our jet skis driving them...

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  • fort-myers
  • Oct 13, 2016

Memphis Drivers Alert: New Report Raises Concerns About Road Safety

The report card on Tennessee’s roads is in, and while not bad, they’re nothing to sneeze at. A lack of common safety features and inadequate...

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  • memphis
  • Oct 4, 2016

The Flash Flood Safety Tips Orlando Drivers Need to Know Before Hurricane Matthew

A flash flood surprised drivers in Orange County on Saturday night, leaving some motorists stranded in the dangerously rising waters. Thanks to the bravery of...

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  • orlando
  • Oct 3, 2016

Atlanta Building Facade Injures Woman, Shows Importance of Construction Site Safety

Recently on Bishop Street in northwest Atlanta, a woman was injured after part of a building facade collapsed on her during construction. She stepped out...

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  • atlanta
  • Oct 3, 2016

What’s Causing All of These Rollover Accidents in Central Florida?

A man was extricated from his pickup truck on Sept. 29 after a rollover crash in The Villages. The driver was allegedly weaving through traffic...

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  • the-villages
  • Sep 30, 2016