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DELIVERY-TRUCK-300x225SW MIAMI-DADE: The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has responded to a deadly crash on US-1, resulting in a temporary closure of the road. The incident occurred in Southwest Miami-Dade, near the intersection of Southwest 137th Avenue. FHP troopers arrived at the scene at approximately 4:40 a.m. and discovered a black scooter with a deceased passenger.

According to officials, a box truck was traveling north on US-1 when it collided with the scooter at the intersection with Southwest 137th Avenue. The driver of the truck failed to notice the scooter ahead and struck it from behind. The impact caused the passenger to be thrown off the scooter. The scooter’s driver sustained only minor injuries and received treatment at the location. The driver of the box truck was unharmed.

In order to facilitate the investigation and clean-up efforts, the northbound lanes of US-1 near Southwest 137th Avenue were temporarily closed. However, the road has since been reopened.

heavy-cargo-2-300x266Road closures are in effect in Fort Lauderdale due to a fuel tanker overturning on a busy highway. The incident occurred on Monday morning when a semi-truck crashed on Interstate 595 near Interstate 95, causing the tanker to land on the median between the east and west lanes. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that both the vehicle and the fuel tanker were traveling in the westbound lanes when a sideswipe occurred, causing the tanker to veer into the grass median and flip over.

To address the situation, authorities are currently transferring 9,000 gallons of gas from the overturned tanker to a second trailer, a process that is expected to take several hours. As a consequence of the accident, both directions of I-595 have been closed, impacting travel to and from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades.

Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the victims following this truck accident in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


IMG-20230316-WA0026-300x296Accidentes de Autobús de Larga Distancia

Los autobuses de larga distancia pueden estar involucrados en una variedad de accidentes y varios factores pueden contribuir a estos incidentes, incluido el equipo en las carreteras y el mantenimiento defectuoso. Aquí hay algunos accidentes comunes que pueden ocurrir en los autobuses de larga distancia:

Colisión con otros vehículos: Los autobuses de larga distancia pueden verse involucrados en accidentes cuando chocan con otros vehículos en la carretera. Esto puede deberse a una serie de factores, como la conducción imprudente, el exceso de velocidad, la conducción distraída y las malas condiciones de la carretera.

heavy-cargo-3-300x294A collision occurred on the entrance ramp from the Dolphin Expressway to the Palmetto Expressway involving a large truck. Emergency responders, including Florida Highway Patrol officers and firefighters, arrived at the scene to assess the damage to the tractor-trailer, which was hanging over the guardrail. The truck lost control and crashed into the guardrail due to improper navigation of a curve, according to FHP.

Aerial footage from 7Skyforce showed the damaged trailer suspended on the ramp’s guardrail, but the driver of the truck was unharmed. The ramp had to be closed for a significant amount of time while debris was cleared and the container was removed. However, it has since reopened for northbound traffic.

Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the victims following of this truck accident on the Dolphin Expressway in Florida.


Fuel tankers delivering gasoline to gas stations have received gratitude from drivers, providing relief to Miami-Dade and Broward County residents who have struggled for days due to heavy rainfall in South Florida causing fuel shortages. However, despite efforts to improve the situation, some drivers still had to wait for hours on Tuesday to fill up their vehicles, with gas stations running on empty once again. The flooding in terminals caused an overflow of water in fuel pumps, leading to the delay in fuel deliveries. While roughly 60% of gas stations do not have fuel, officials are urging drivers not to panic and hoard gasoline, as there is plenty of supply coming in.

The situation in Southeastern Florida has caused frustration among drivers who have been driving around searching for gas for hours. Gas station owners are also feeling the pressure, as they struggle to keep up with the demand for fuel. The delay in fuel deliveries has been caused by the flooding in Port Everglades, which has resulted in an overflow of water in the fuel pumps.

gavel-1238036-300x201MIAMI BEACH: The owner of an SUV is speaking out about an incident in which a tow truck driver broke into her vehicle and stole valuables shortly after removing it from a municipal lot in South Beach. The SUV owner expressed her outrage at the incident and the violation she felt. She had recorded the incident on her smartphone and showed the footage to the police, who later arrested the driver on charges of burglary and petty theft. Beach Towing, which employs the perpetrator, is contracted by the city of Miami Beach, and a city spokesperson stated that they take such matters seriously and urged anyone who has been victimized to contact the Miami Beach Police. The tow truck company employee is due to appear in court on May 2.

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Truck Overturns on Palmetto Expressway

heavy-cargo-3-300x294The exit ramp onto Gratigny Parkway from the northbound lanes of the Palmetto Expressway had to be closed on Tuesday morning due to a tractor-trailer that had overturned. Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene at around 5:45 a.m. to try to put the vehicle back in its upright position. According to officials, the tractor-trailer was heading north on State Road 826 when it lost control near State Road 924, drove off the roadway, and overturned on an embankment. The incident resulted in major traffic congestion for morning commuters, and drivers trying to access Gratigny Parkway from the Palmetto Expressway were unable to do so. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported. All lanes on the Palmetto Expressway were reopened to traffic by 10:30 a.m.. (News source 7 News Miami)

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The Perazzo Law Firm in Miami and North Miami Beach provides helpful advice to those involved in car accidents caused by distracted driving due to cell phone use. Unfortunately, many drivers cannot resist the urge to use their cell phones while driving, whether it is to text, make calls, or listen to messages. This behavior is a significant problem in Florida, where it is the second leading cause of accidents. Although it is considered a moving violation, it is only a secondary offense that can result in a citation after being pulled over for a primary violation. Despite this, the number of accidents caused by distracted driving continues to rise in Miami, resulting in severe injuries. The attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm specialize in representing individuals who have been injured due to negligent cell phone use while driving.

Statistics show that over 1.6 million drivers are involved in accidents every year because of cell phone use while driving, with texting being the primary culprit, leading to approximately 400,000 accidents annually. Texting and driving is one of the leading causes of accidents on American roads, and Miami is no exception. When a driver reads or writes a text message, they take their eyes off the road for an average of five seconds, which is a significant distance when driving at high speeds. Drunk driving while texting is also a major concern, particularly among young drivers who rely heavily on their cell phones to stay in touch with friends. According to the National Safety Council, teen drivers’ chances of getting into an accident increase by 500% when they have friends in the car and are using their cell phones. Shockingly, 10% of all fatal accidents involve distracted cell phone use. Miami’s official reports indicate that approximately 700,000 drivers use electronic devices, including cell phones, headsets, and iPads, while driving every day.

If you become a victim of a car accident in Miami because of a driver’s negligence caused by cellphone use, the driver may deny being on their phone during the accident. Depending on the severity of the injuries, police may take the driver’s phone as evidence. In such cases, the injured party may present a Spoliation Letter to preserve the phone and its contents for trial proceedings. It is advised to seek medical attention immediately and keep records of all treatments received to seek compensation for personal injury or losses. The Perazzo Law Firm suggests purchasing and installing a dash-camera to help prove liability and fault in future accidents. The attorneys at Perazzo Law Firm in North Miami Beach represent victims of car accidents caused by negligent cellphone use while driving.

images-1DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA.: A collision involving multiple cars occurred on I-95 in Deerfield Beach, resulting in a FedEx truck overturning at Hillsboro Boulevard at 6 a.m. on Wednesday. The accident caused two right lanes to be blocked, but the area has been cleared since then. At 8 a.m., crews had to halt temporarily to relocate the tractor-trailer, leading to further delays on the highway. It is not yet known if anyone was injured or what caused the crash.

FedEx, like many large delivery companies, may occasionally experience accidents involving their vehicles or employees. To prevent accidents, FedEx has implemented various safety measures, such as regular vehicle maintenance, driver training programs, and strict guidelines for driver behavior. If you have more specific information or questions about FedEx accidents, please let me know and I will do my best to assist you.

Accidents involving delivery vehicles, including those operated by FedEx, can be caused by a variety of factors, such as driver error, vehicle malfunction, weather conditions, and road hazards. In some cases, accidents involving delivery vehicles can be particularly serious due to the size and weight of the vehicles involved, as well as the potential for hazardous cargo. To reduce the risk of accidents, delivery companies like FedEx implement safety programs, conduct regular vehicle maintenance checks, and provide ongoing driver training. Additionally, they may use technology such as GPS tracking and collision avoidance systems to monitor driver behavior and prevent accidents. If you have more specific questions or concerns about accidents involving delivery vehicles, feel free to ask and I’ll do my best to assist you.

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