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Bradenton Hit and Run Accidents: How You Can Protect Yourself

By Steven G. Lavely |

By law, drivers are required to stop for any type of car accident that results in injuries or property damages. Unfortunately, hit and run accidents are common in Florida. A recent case involved a Bradenton man who was killed by a hit and run driver. As police continue to search for the suspect, we… Read More »

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Troopers Target Bradenton to Raise Awareness of Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

By Steven G. Lavely |

On a recent weekend in Bradenton, troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) visited the area to raise awareness among residents regarding the risks of bicycle and pedestrian accidents. These accidents end up causing serious, disabling, and potentially life threatening injuries to hundreds of residents of our area each year, and are often due… Read More »

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Lack of Crosswalks May Be to Blame for Pedestrian Accident that Killed Tourist

By Steven G. Lavely |

Bradenton police conducted investigations into a recent pedestrian accident that occurred in our area. It involved a couple visiting from Canada, and left one dead and the other with potentially life threatening injuries. While these types of accidents often involve reckless driving behaviors, such as speeding, driving under the influence, and texting or using… Read More »

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Keep Your Children Safe on Halloween and Every Day

By Steven G. Lavely |

Halloween is a fun time of the year for children, with the opportunity to dress up and indulge in all of their favorite sweet treats. For parents, it is important to realize the potential dangers that lurk over the holiday and to take the steps necessary to keep young trick or treaters safe. Pedestrian… Read More »

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Rash of Hit and Run Accidents Jeopardize Pedestrians In Bradenton

By Steven G. Lavely |

Pedestrian accidents and injuries are an unfortunately common occurrence throughout Florida, but a recent rash of incidents involving hit and runs in Bradenton is raising alarm. Over the month of September 2017, hit and run accidents claimed the lives of two people, one of whom was a four-year-old boy, while leaving a third critically… Read More »

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Pedestrian Injuries Leading Cause Of Injury Among Children and Teens

By Steven G. Lavely |

Accidents involving motor vehicles and pedestrians are an unfortunately common occurrence in Florida. Children are among those most frequently involved in these accidents, and as the school year starts up, it is important for parents to be aware of the risks. Pedestrian accidents are one of the leading causes of serious, potentially life threatening… Read More »

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Program Targets Florida Pedestrian and Bicycling Accidents In Our Area

By Steven G. Lavely |

While walking and riding a bike provide an excellent way to get where you need to go and to stay fit, there are definite dangers associated with both activities. Pedestrians and bicyclists are among the most vulnerable road users in our area, and when accidents and injuries do occur, they tend to be severe… Read More »

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Statistics Rank Florida Highest In the National for Pedestrian Accident Claims

By Steven G. Lavely |

Florida’s temperate climate and flat terrain are ideal for walking. Unfortunately, Florida is also one of top states in the nation for pedestrian accidents and injuries to occur. In St. Petersburg, Bradenton, and the surrounding areas, these accidents are a common occurrence, leaving victims with injuries that are potentially debilitating and, in some cases,… Read More »