8 on Your Side Investigates Phony Crashes Impacting Bay Area Drivers

The majority of drivers are careful behind the wheel and try to avoid getting into a car accident. However, there are some rogue individuals operating their vehicles in unsafe ways simply because they want to cash in. These people are deliberately crashing their cars in order to receive financial compensation from their auto insurance companies. A viewer of On Your …

Censorship and Contradictory Facts Hamper Investigation of Florida Bridge Disaster

The investigation of the Florida International University walkway disaster is continuing, although the probe has been hampered by reports of censorship and the release of contradictory facts. Six lives were lost and a number of others were injured when the pedestrian bridge spanning an interstate highway collapsed in a suburb of Miami on March 15. One of the recent developments …

Bill Banning Texting While Driving Passes Another Hurdle

On January 10, 2018, the Florida Senate panel passed a bill that would ban texting while driving. The bill classifies texting and driving as a primary offense. Florida Law previously classified texting and driving as a secondary offense. This means that an officer would have to pull the person over for another offense in order to give them a ticket …

Employee of Destin Watercraft Company Okay After Being Knocked Unconscious

Accidents even happen in paradise. Last week, it was reported that a 25-year-old employee of a personal watercraft rental company was knocked unconscious in Destin, Florida, one of the most popular tourist spots in Northwest Florida. Located on what’s called the Emerald Coast of Florida, Destin is known for its emerald-colored waters and its quartz-laden fine sand that’s so white …

Uber Disabled Brake In Accident That Killed Pedestrian

The emergency brake in an Uber vehicle had been disabled when it struck a pedestrian in Arizona back in March 2018. The woman was killed instantly. This was one of the first fatal crashes involving a self-driving vehicle. The car had identified that the emergency brake needed to be applied 1.3 seconds before the acciden occurred. However, the emergency brake …

Proposed Constitutional Change Promises Greater Protections to Residents of Care Facilities in Florida

Hurricane Irma, which devastated Florida last September, also created a hurricane of controversy in the state’s nursing and assisted living industry, leading to a proposed constitutional amendment. Prompted largely by a large number of deaths in a rehabilitation center in Hollywood Hills, fatalities that were indirectly blamed on the storm, Proposal 88 will create a “bill of rights” for the …

Lee County Has The Most Boating Accident Fatalities In Florida

Lee County has had more fatal boating accidents than any other place in Florida. There were nine boating accident deaths last year. This data is based on the information that has been given by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. There were 766 boating accidents in Florida and 67 boating deaths. Lee County had 43 boating accidents. Collier county …

Parking Lot Accidents: What You Should Know

A parking lot can be a dangerous place for drivers and pedestrians, which is typically due to limited space and poor lighting. In addition, when many drivers are in parking lots, they tend to travel at the same speeds that they would on a road. Have you been involved in an accident in a parking lot, which was the fault …

Consequences Of Distracted Driving

It is estimated that 1.3 million people in the world die each year due to car accidents. There are several factors that can cause a car accident. Reckless driving and aggressive driving are some of the factors that can cause a car accident. An accident may also be caused by environmental problems such as a snowstorm. Distracted driving is another …