Pedestrian’s Arm is Severed in Ft. Lauderdale Car Crash Involving Bus Bench

A 49-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured today when a vehicle that crashed into the bus bench he was sitting on severed his arm. The man was transported to Broward General Medical Center after the Ft. Lauderdale car accident.

In other South Florida traffic crash news, eight people were sent to local hospitals today after a Boca Raton SUV rollover crash on southbound Interstate 95. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 18-year-old Javis Pace lost control of the SUV. Also injured were passenger Cliff Innocent, 19, Glenneisha Darkins, 18, Isnard Michaud, 18, Antown Wilson, 18, George Johnson, 25, Kenin Bailey, 18, and Quinisha Jones, 19. Most of them suffered serious injuries.

As we enter the holiday season, our Miami car accident lawyers want to remind you to drive safely. The Thanksgiving season is considered among the most deadly holidays of the year for motorists, with many people taking to the road to break bread and eat turkey with friends and family and/or go away for the long weekend. Speeding, drunk driving, or drowsy driving can take their toll during the holiday traffic rush or when coming home from a Turkey Day gathering. If you or someone you love is injured this weekend in South Florida because of another party’s negligence, do not hesitate to contact our Palm Beach injury law firm to request a free consultation.

Safe Driving Tips for the Holidays:
• Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained.
• Insist that everyone in your auto wear a seat belt.
• Don’t drive when you are drowsy or drunk.
• Keep up with the pace of traffic but refrain from speeding-your destination will be there whenever you arrive.
• Refrain from texting or talking on the phone while driving.
• Appoint a designated driver.

SUV rollover on I-95 in Boca Raton sends 8 people to hospital, Sun-Sentinel, November 24, 2010
Man’s arm severed after vehicle crashes into bus bench, Orlando Sentinel, November 24, 2010

Related Web Resource:
Florida Department Transportation

AAA offers driving tips for travelers this Thanksgiving, KGUN9, November 22, 2010