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State troopers are reporting at least 186 people in Florida died last year in hit-and-crashes. Another 19,000 suffered serious injury in accidents where the at-fault driver chose not to bother stopping. speed1

In total, there were 92,600 hit-and-runs statewide, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, which responded to roughly 23,000 of them.

These figures are especially troubling when you consider they represent a marked increase form just a year earlier. In 2014, there were about 8,000 fewer hit-and-run crashes in Florida. That’s a 9 percent increase in a year and a nearly 17 percent increase since 2013.  Continue reading

Investigators say a medical emergency suffered by the driver of a Toyota Sienna minivan caused the vehicle to propel forward into a restaurant on University Drive in Plantation, where several diners were seated for lunch. highway0

The crash was described as “low speed,” but the impact caused five people to suffer injuries. At least one of those was listed in serious condition at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale. Reporters detailed the skid marks still on the floor and blood still on the wall in the hours after the crash. The driver, who was downgraded from serious to stable condition, was treated by paramedics at the scene before being transported to a local hospital. One witness reported the minivan came “zooming” past his table, and he rushed to aid his fellow patrons. He described one man as “badly hurt.”

Because authorities are indicating the cause of this crash may have been a medical emergency, it may be difficult for injury lawyers to prove negligence, which is critical to securing compensation from the driver of that van. It falls under the “sudden emergency doctrine” exception of liability.

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