Violent Miami Crash Leads to Major Injuries After Teen Runs Stop Sign

On Thursday afternoon, a bad crash rocked Miami-Dade at 43rd Street and S.W. 87th Avenue. One car involved in the accident almost went into a home and four people involved were transported to the hospital.

Teen faces charges after crash involving numerous injuries near Kendall20160512211108_3899554_ver1.0_640_360Of those sent to the hospital, one was a mother and her terrified four-year-old daughter rode along with her. These two were in a BMW that was driven by another woman. The driver of the BMW suffered the most serious injuries in the crash. A witness to the accident stated, “They had to cut the car to take her out. It looked like, at one point, her hand went down like she fainted.”

The sound of the crash could be heard as far as a block away, according to residents in the area. One of vehicles involved landed right next to a house at the scene.

A neighbor who lives in the area of the crash, Eudaldo Cuello, told reporters, “I live five houses down and I heard a loud noise. It doesn’t sound like a normal crash, it sounds like a bomb.” The other vehicle involved in the crash was a Nissan and there were teens as driver and passenger.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the two teens in the Nissan were on 43rd Street going east and they ran right into the BMW. This vehicle was on 87th Avenue going north.

The teen driving the Nissan should not have been driving and he did not stop at a stop sign, causing the accident, according to police. “The individual who caused the accident by running the stop sign, was a minor operating a vehicle with a learner’s permit,” according to Joe Sanchez of the Florida Highway Patrol.


This was a preventable accident. The law in Florida states that teenage drivers with the learner’s permit can only operate a vehicle when there is a licensed adult present. Both of the teens in this accident were 16 years of age and both attend Southwest Senior High School.

The conditions of two of the four victims was known at the time of publication: one was listed as being in the hospital in critical condition and another was listed in the hospital as a trauma alert. It is not known which of the victims these describe. It is also not known what the condition of the other two victims were at the time.

“When it comes to personal liability in a vehicle crash, the matter can be quite complicated,” according to Attorney Jeffrey Killino of Miami’s top personal injury law firm. “The victims are dealing with the worst day of their lives and there is both a financial and an emotional toll associated with this kind of tragedy.” For more visit

The crash is still being investigated and local police and the Florida Highway Patrol are working to reconstruct the scene and interview other potential witnesses. The four victims remain in the hospital and the public awaits an update on their status.


Shopper Files a $50,000 Lawsuit Against Burlington Coat Factory Following Slip and Fall Injury


The Burlington Coat Factory is facing a negligence lawsuit after St. Clair resident, Yvonne Tucker slipped and fell while she was at the store. The St. Clair County Circuit Court received the paperwork pertaining to the accident on March 1, 2016. The businesses named in the lawsuit include:

  • Burlington Coat Factory Direct Corporation
  • Fairview Heights Improvements LLC
  • Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse of East St. Louis Inc
  • Burlington Coat Factory of Illinois LLC

slip-and-fall-injuries_2The slip and fall lawsuit sites negligence. According to the paperwork filed by Tucker’s slip and fall injury attorney, Tucker was shopping at Burlington Coat Factory when her foot slipped on some sort of substance on the floor, causing her to crash to the ground. Her attorney feels that the store was negligent in not only allowing the slick substance to remain on the floor, but also for failing to correct the condition of the floor or to erect a barricade that would have alerted Tucker to the situation and prevented the accident from happening.

As a direct result of the accident, Tucker not only experienced a great deal of pain, she lost wages as a result of her injuries and also accumulated medical bills. She’s also worried that the accident will have a detrimental impact on her future ability to earn a living.

According to the paperwork Tucker’s slip and fall injury attorney filed, Tucker is seeking $50,000 from each business named in the lawsuit to help her recover her monetary expenses, lost wages, and to help compensate for the suffering she experienced.

Slip and fall injuries are a huge problem in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that in a 12 month period, more than 1 million people in the United States have been injured in a slip and fall accident, and more than 17,000 people die each year as a direct result of the accident.

slip-and-fallIf you have been injured in a slip and fall injury, you shouldn’t simply assume that the persons responsible for creating the environment that caused you to fall will voluntarily pay your medical bills and compensate your pain and suffering.. More often than not, getting the compensation you deserve requires you to enlist the services of a slip and fall injury attorney. Not only will the slip and fall injury attorney help you understand your rights, but they will also help you with the filing process and guide you through the upcoming rounds of negotiations and court hearings. The most important thing the slip and fall injury attorney does is make sure that none of your rights are violated during the course of the law suit.  For more information and help you can contact John Bales legal team

If you find yourself in need of a slip and fall attorney, you don’t want to hire the first name you pick out of the phone book. Take your time and choose an attorney that has a great deal of experience with cases similar to yours and who is genuinely concerned about your future.

Pedestrian Dangers

While crossing the street in Queens, a 50 year old man was struck by a large Sedan.

He was rushed to the New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center and they couldn’t

save his life despite their efforts. At approximately 9:23 on Wednesday night, the man was hit by the Pontiac as he crossed Starr Ave. at Van Dam St. in Long Island City, police said. 

The driver of the car stayed at the site of the wreck. His vehicle had a shattered windshield as well as a large dent in the hood. The attending police officer could not immediately tell who was at fault in this accident. Mayor de Blasio made traffic fatalities a priority under his Vision Zero initiative. Legislation written under this plan made failure to yield to pedestrians who have the right of way, a misdemeanor if the accident results in death or serious injury.

Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable users of the road.  “Unfortunately, pedestrians were one of the few groups of road users to experience an increase in fatalities in the United States in 2013, totaling 4,735 deaths.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports. Every pedestrian is at risk of injury or death from traffic crashes no matter what their age, but some people are at higher risk.

  • Pedestrians that are male are more likely to be injured or die in a crash with a motor vehicle than females.
  • Young adult (ages 15-29 years) and teen pedestrians will be more likely to be treated in emergency rooms for crash-related injuries than that of any other age group.
  • In 2012, 34% of all pedestrians killed in traffic crashes were legally drunk, with a blood alcohol level of greater than or equal to 0.08 grams per deciliter.
  • Children as pedestrians are at an even greater risk of death or injury from traffic crashes due to their small size, as well as due to their lack of experience judging distances and speeds, and their lack of understanding of traffic rules. Nearly one in four traffic deaths among children ages 14 and under are pedestrian deaths.

Even with the dangers, everyone knows that walking is good for your health, and that it is good for the environment too. However, before you head out for a stroll around the neighborhood, a power walk, or an errand, you should take the necessary steps to be safe when walking on roadways. Make these safety precautions a normal part of your routine:

  • Exercise caution at intersections. Always, always, use crosswalks.
  • Refrain from staring down at your smartphone. Keep your eyes on the road.
  • If you use headphones to listen to music, keep the volume low enough to hear the traffic around you.
  • Increase your visibility at night by wearing retro-reflective clothing.
  • Carry a flashlight at night for better visibility for yourself and for others to see you.

If you suffered a personal injury in New York or if a family member of yours was killed in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, it is important to seek a New York Personal Injury Attorney. Pulvers Thompson Personal Injury Lawyers has an established reputation successfully working New York personal injuries for over 70 years. They will help you ensure that your legal rights are protected. They can help you recover fair compensation for lost wages, medical costs due to related injury, long-term diminished quality of life, and loss of life compensation for immediate family.