Accident Safety Tip- Every vehicle should be equipped with an Emergency Road Safety Kit. We never plan to get into and accident or breakdown on the roadway but if you are prepared with an Emergency Road Safety Kit it will may keep you safe while you are waiting for help. Emergency Road Safety Kits can be purchased or you can put your own safety kit together by purchasing supplies online or at your local discount store. In addition to a properly inflated tire, wheel wrench and tripod jack your kit should contain the following: 1. Jumper cables 2. Flashlights and extra batteries 3. Emergency warning flashers 4. First aid kit with gauze, band aids, antibiotic ointment, aspirin, medical gloves 5. Blanket 6. Reflective emergency vest 7. Fire extinguisher 8. Rain poncho 9. Work gloves 10. Bottled Water 11. Granola bar or snack mix 12. Customize your kit for any special needs in your family. Emergency Road Safety Kits make great presents. Purchase an Emergency Road Safety Kit for your teen, an elderly parent or a single mom and make sure they know the basics of using it in an Emergency.
Accident safety tip- Have you ever hit a dog with your car? What should you do if you find yourself in that unfortunate situation? Stop your car and pull over to a safe place. Use your emergency flashers to warn other vehicles. Call 911 and report the incident. If the dog is in the roadway use cones or emergency flashers if you have them to warn motorist. If you decide to approach the dog to check on their injuries do so with extreme caution. Injured animals may lash out biting or scratching. Failure to stop and report the incident places you at risk for charges of cruelty to animals. If you stop and make a reasonable effort to help the animal, keeping your own safety in mind, the legal responsibility will fall on the owner for allowing their animal to roam unrestrained. The dog owner may be responsible for your vehicle repairs depending on the circumstances of the accident and of course this is dependent upon if the owner is located or comes forward. While hitting a domestic animal is a heart-breaking experience knowing what to do may help keep you calm, and level headed in a stressful situation. Share this safety tip with young drivers in your life. Young people may be upset and drive off or they may approach a wounded animal and become injured in the process. Consider purchasing emergency road warning signals. They can be purchased for $20 or less flashers triangles, LED sticks and other varieties are available online or at your local auto parts stores.
A serious Hit-and-Run Accident sent a 13 year-old- to the hospital. The young girl's mother witnessed the accident. She watched in terror as a vehicle crashed into her daughter leaving her unconscious. The mother's account of the accident was published on Facebook and several media sites we are sharing with her permission hoping the irresponsible driver will be found. Donna Griffin's account of her daughter's accident below, "I NEED PRAYERS AND ANY INFORMATION TO HELP FIND THE PIECE OF S_ _ _ _ THAT HIT MY DAUGHTER BRIANNA RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME AND LEFT HER LAYING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD!!!!
DETAILS: .... it happened at 12526 Agatite RD in mandarin at my moms.. we had went for dinner and me and todd were unloading the truck to leave Brianna Neal was standing on the side of the rd on her skateboard when a 4 door newer silver/gray smaller SUV coming FROM JULINGTON CREEK HEADED TOWARDS OLD ST. Augustine... there has to be damage to the front right of the vehicle!! Whoever hit her KNOWS because they hit the brakes more than once especially since I was screaming and waving my hands in the road... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME Or the authorities know because THIS is one of the MANY images of seeing my child hit by a car and laying lifeless in the dirt that will haunt me for the rest of my life!!!! Feel free to share!!" Jacksonville has seen to many Hit-and-Run accidents please help if you have any information call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Or the Crime Tip Hot Line at 866-845-8477.
A Jacksonville city garbage truck burst into flames Monday afternoon after crashing on the Westside of town. The driver of the truck and his passenger were seriously injured in the accident. The accident occurred on Normandy Blvd around 2:00 P.M. Monday. According to the Florida Highway Patrol the city garbage truck was behind another vehicle that slowed down and attempted to turn left onto Manning Cemetery Road. The garbage truck driver did not slow down quickly enough and began swerving to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of him. The garbage truck driver lost control. The garbage truck flipped over and burst into flames. Both the driver and the passenger managed to escape the garbage truck but they were both seriously injured in the accident. The accident is being investigated, charges are pending. If you have been Injured in a Trucking Accident call the experienced attorneys at Barnes & Cohen
Child Dies in a tragic accident, is it due to negligence. A typical Saturday afternoon trip to Bruster's Ice Cream Shop in Auburn, Alabama turned tragic for one family as their three year old child fell into a grease trap. Sadie Grace Andrews was playing outside the ice cream shop with her 5 siblings after she finished her ice cream. In a moments time her parents realized the toddler was missing. A quick glance around the area where Sadie and her siblings were playing their first thought was the missing toddler must have been abduct...ed. Police were called as Sadie's family continued to search the area. Her father noticed pipes sticking out of the ground and the lid on the grease trap was unsecured. As he lifted the lid he immediately noticed what looked like the Alabama Crimson Tide T-shirt Sadie was wearing that day. They pulled her out and started CPR until paramedics arrived. Sadie was transported to a hospital but efforts to revive her were unsuccessful. The grease trap was 6 feet underground located in a grassy area near picnic tables where children often eat ice cream and play. The grease pit that claimed the life of Sadie Grace Andrews was not locked or secured, located underground it was 6 feet deep and around 2 feet wide. Surveillance video from the ice cream shop showed Sadie stepped on the lid it flipped open, she slid in and the lid flipped upside down covering the grease pit, trapping Sadie and covering the grease she was drowning in from her parents view. Business owners are responsible for keeping premises free of hazards that could cause you harm. You have a right to expect you and your family will be safe from reasonable harm when you are on business property. Business owners should inspect their establishment throughout the day or have a trusted responsible employee inspect areas for danger. Obviously, the business owner never meant for this to happen but we only hope this tragic accident will be a reminder to every business owner to make sure they have safe guards in place and responsible employees that will double check hazards of this magnitude.
A fatal motorcyle accident has claimed the life of a motorcyclist Thursday morning. The accident occurred early this morning around 6 a.m. on Merrill Road and Wollery Drive. The motorcycle driver was travelling east on Merrill Road when a Honda Accord made a turn from Wollery Drive on Merrill Road. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The motorcyclist name has not been released. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate the family of the victim. Sadly another motorcyclist has died in Jacksonville. The last week of April Higinio Gonzalez died in Jacksonville when a car turned into his motorcycle. The circumstances are one of the most common scenes in motorcycle fatalities. May is Motorcycle Awareness month. "Look Twice Save a Life", "Share the Road" the campaigns are designed to bring attention to the fact that motorcycles are everywhere
Child Safety seats are required by law and essential for a child's safety while riding in a motor vehicle. A mother stopped for speeding in McIntosh County Georgia gave the Police Officer cause for concern as he viewed the condition of her baby son's car safety seat. He agreed to waive the speeding ticket and requested she purchase a new car seat for her baby. Sgt. Jeremiah Jerrell's request was met with tears from the mom as she explained she could not afford another safety seat. Sgt. Jerrell made a trip to Walmart and purchased a new car seat with his own money from the store. He presented the new car seat to the Mom the same day. The mom was grateful for Sgt. Jerrell's gift. Parents and grandparents if you travel with a child or an infant in a car safety seat we recommend you place an adhesive label on the seat with emergency contact information. If you are ever in an accident or a health issue arises and you are unable to communicate with First Responders while your little one is with you. This will give Emergency Workers the phone number of the trusted adult you designate, health emergency information about your child and your child's name. Fill out the Emergency Information on your cell phone and make sure you have a copy in your glove compartment in case your phone cannot be located. For Accident Do's and Don'ts and a form you can print on adhesive paper for your child's car seat click on the link. /Legal-Tips/Accident-Dos-Donts.shtml
Air Bag issues continue to place drivers and their passengers at risk. Nissan has issued a recall. The recall includes Altima, Rogue and Maxima the model year range is 2013-2015. An incorrect Occupant Classification System (OCS) Electronic Control Unit (ECU) may have been installed in the front passenger seat. The incorrect ECU and seat combination may misclassify the front passenger seat occupant. Due to this issue the Air Bag may not deploy or it may deploy incorrectly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ECU and update the OCS software free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by February 12, 2017. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261. Recall issues affect our safety on the road some of the issues actually increase our risk of crashing other issues increase our risk of serious injuries in a crash. You can check your vehicle to see if any recalls have been issued by using your VIN number at www.safercar.gov.
A tragic accident that brought devastation to a family at Thanksgiving has given renewed hope for five families through an organ donor program. Megan Twist was only 23 years old when she fell from the back of a moving pick-up truck. Megan Twist was an organ donor, after her tragic death her lungs went to a 49 year-old man, her liver went to help a 64 year-old woman, her left kidney and pancreas were donated to a 39 year-old woman and her right kidney were donated to a 25 year-old woman. The family of Megan Twist has found strength in this tragic situation knowing her organs have saved the lives of others. They hope to one day meet the recipients of Megan's organs. The accident that claimed Megan's life occurred in Brunswick, Georgia while her boyfriend Richard Wiltfang was at the wheel of his pick-up truck. According to the Brunswick police department the accident is still under investigation.
Brunswick Georgia was the scene of a fatal accident when a young Jacksonville woman was thrown from the back of a pick-up truck. The accident occurred Saturday evening just before 7 p.m. in the 1400 block of Reynolds Street. The Glynn County Sheriff's Office needs your help in their investigation if you witnessed this fatal accident. Megan Twist was riding in the back of a truck driven by her boyfriend Richard Robert Wilftang when she fell from the back. Megan Twist was taken to a local hospital and later transferred to UF Health in Jacksonville where she died Monday night from injuries sustained in the accident. Megan Twist was only 23 years old her loved ones are hoping for the truth about what happened to Megan. A memorial wreath marks the spot where Megan Twist was thrown from the truck. The police have many questions including a search for two Good Samaritans that helped Megan Twist after she fell from the vehicle. If you have any information please call Sargent Jose Galdamez at 912-279-2650.