Early Sunday morning a 2001 Ford Expedition sped onto Interstate 295 going the wrong way and exploded into a 2010 Hyundai Sonata, killing all four University of South Florida students inside. According to video obtained by Live Leak, a woman named Jada Wright was following the Ford Expedition's tra ... More >>
Over the weekend, a head-on car accident on Krome Avenue tragically killed three people. At approximately 1:45 a.m. on Sunday morning, a Dodge Durango SUV driven by 19-year-old Erick Betancourt veered into oncoming traffic and smashed into a Chevy Cavalier. "The impact was so severe," Florida High ... More >>
Four people are dead, including a five-year-old girl, after a fiery crash on Okeechobee Road. The incident happened at about 8:30 p.m. last night just a mile north of the Turnpike. Police believe that the driver of the northbound car lost control and slipped into the southbound lane, according to ... More >>
Kevin Olsen could be the offensive savior of the Miami Hurricanes, but the kid has already found himself in trouble before he's come to campus. One of the top prospects of the 'Canes incoming recruiting class, Olsen was charged in a one-car accident during which he may have been under the influenc ... More >>
The horrifying wrong-way crash that killed four people and snarled traffic for hours on I-95 Wednesday is beginning to look worse and worse for the troubled Opa-locka Police Department. Though city officials have denied that Cpl. Sergio Perez pursued a suspect well out of his jurisdiction onto the h ... More >>
It's official: Karlie Tomica will be charged with DUI manslaughter for the hit-and-run death of Shore Club executive chef Stefano Riccioletti. The self-described South Beach "Party Princess" will be in court today where she'll officially be hit with the charges.
The culinary community is still reeling after hearing about the death of Terrazza executive chef Stefano Riccioletti. Riccioletti, a family man with two small children, was struck and killed in an apparent DUI hit-and-run around 6 a.m. Monday by 20-year-old Karlie Tomica. Tomica fled the scene in ... More >>
Terrazza executive chef Stefano Riccioletti was struck and killed yesterday morning by a motorist in an apparent DUI hit-and-run just steps from the restaurant he helmed at the Shore Club Hotel in South Beach. Riccioletti was thrown about 30 feet onto the driveway of the Shelborne South Beach&n ... More >>
It's been a terrible week for Miami's bicycle activists. First, a judge sentenced Michele Traverso -- who killed cyclist Aaron Cohen last year on the Rickenbacker Causeway in a brutal hit-and-run -- to less than a year in jail, even though he'd been driving on a suspended license. Then, this morning ... More >>
The American Beverage Institute is calling on police to forgo holiday DUI checkpoints in favor of more effective alternatives.According to ABI's managing director Sarah Longwell, "Sobriety checkpoints have been proven ineffective at stopping drunk drivers." Longwell goes on to say that "roadblocks t ... More >>
A red Honda Prelude went airborne early this morning and crashed right through the wall of a North Miami Beach nursing home. The driver, Enrique Linares, died and four others were injured. Just after 1:30 a.m., Linares was speeding down US 1 when he hit an elevated curb, police say. He lost control ... More >>
Coral Gables cop Eric Plescow was arrested yesterday after he allegedly tried to strangle his girlfriend. This is not the first time the 26-year-old police officers has found himself on the wrong side of the law in his relatively short career. He also once caused a three car accident on I-75, but wa ... More >>
A wrongful death lawsuit against the Miccosukee Tribe over a fatal car accident on tribal lands has once again run into resistance in the courts. On January 20, 2009, Coconut Grove resident Tatiana Furry left Miccosukee Resort and Gaming after a night of gambling and drinking, then got into a head- ... More >>
Hialeah police shot two armed robbery suspects last night after the pair tried to ram officers with their Cadillac SUV. A police officer is also in the hospital after being hit by the car. The incident occurred near West 29th Street and 12th Avenue around 9:30 p.m.
A Miami art school student is set to file a lawsuit against Alonzo Mourning claiming that the former Heat star crashed his Porsche into the student's car on the Julia Tuttle Causeway early Sunday morning before fleeing. Mourning did return to the scene, however, nearly an hour later in a separate ... More >>
Remember Dr. George Kenney, the hypnosis enthusiast/principal of North Port High School in Sarasota, who was suspended after a student he hypnotized suffered a fatal drug overdose the next day? Well turns out that isn't the only student Kenney hypnotized who later turned up dead. An investigation fo ... More >>
via YouTubePolice surround a car in the first of Monday morning's two shootings. The driver was killed.As the story surrounding the two early-morning Memorial Day police shootings evolves, numerous questions have been raised about the circumstances under which one person was killed and seven peop ... More >>
State Senator Rene Garcia is our new hero. The Hialeah Republican has introduced a bill in the state legislature that would effectively ban the use of red light cameras and has called them a "big-brother initiative." It's probably one of the few times when a Republican from Hialeah and the ACLU c ... More >>
via CBS4An accident straight out of a Michael Bay movie has temporarily shut down a portion of Krome Avenue in both directions. At least three motorcycles collided with a tractor trailer. Luckily, a nearby helicopter landed near the scene, and a man jumped out of the chopper to administer CPR to ... More >>
In today's roundup of the sins of South Florida: A congressional candidate has her purse snatched after a man points a gun at her head outside a church; some students will spend their first month of class in a fancy hotel; a traffic accident claims one life; and another storm gets a name.
via Wiki CommonsIn today's roundup of the woes of South Florida: An airboat accident injures a young girl, another Florida panther dies thanks to careless drivers, the father who beat his son to brain-death in a "boxing lesson" will face murder charges, and our old friend Principal "Eat Shit and ... More >>
A woman was struck outside the Loews. In today's roundup of horrible things: a hit-and-run sends a woman flying into the air in South Beach, someone slams a car into a Hialeah McDonald's, a toddler who went for a tumble should be fine, and there might be a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow in d ... More >>
According to the Palm Beach Post, a pickup truck belonging to Miami Dolphins receiver Brian Hartline was found crashed and abandoned on I-595 earlier this month. Authorities say Hartline's truck crashed into another abandoned vehicle that was parked on the side of I-595 in the early-morning ... More >>
via CBS4Other things happened in Miami yesterday besides the arrival of LeBron James. Horrible things like a bizarre car crash that killed five, a fatal shooting in Hialeah, and a plan to bring more red light cameras to Miami Beach.
Heathrow Lounge in Miami Beach is supposed to have a classy, vaguely British atmosphere, but it's located on Washington Avenue, so of course it still has the occasional Miami-style violence.The club was hosting some sort of Father's Day bash (because nothing says "excellent dad" like hitting up the ... More >>
WikiCommons El Duque is related to shooterGerardo Regalado, the 38-year old man alleged to have shot and killed four women, including his girlfriend, before turning the gun on himself, is the half brother former New York Yankee pitcher Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez. El Duque, in turn, is t ... More >>
Carlos Bertonatti will have to wait a few more months to face trial on charges of vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter after a judge granted his lawyer's motion for a continuance this morning. At an 8:30 hearing, Judge David Miller rescheduled Bertonatti's trial to begin on August 2. Polic ... More >>
Miami students got some of the best math scores in the nation for urban schools. [CBS4]The Florida Senate passed SunRail legislation yesterday. Now the bill goes to the governor, who is expected to sign it. [Reuters]A mother of seven was killed in a hit-and-run early this morning. [Herald]Sport ... More >>
The teen charged with the stabbing at Coral Gables high has confessed, but he didn't even know his victim's name, and the fight was provoked by a 'bad face.' [CBS4]A bicyclist in South West Dade was killed in a hit and run. [Herald]Tonight, MTV's 'The City' comes to Miami. We've never seen an episod ... More >>
The reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for recent horse slaughterings has been raised to $5,000 [NBCMiami]The Heat is fine with the current rooster. Nope, not at all bitter it lost out on Odom. [Herald]Former UM player and current New York Jets defensive ... More >>
A Miami-Dade Transit supervisor was struck and killed by the Metro Mover late Friday night while inspecting the rails, said Miami-Dade police.Joseph Bryant, 54, was on the tracks of the station at 100 Northeast 5th Street when he was hit at 11:49 p.m. Miami-Dade police are still inves ... More >>
via Dartmouth Perhaps we were a bit hasty this morning in awarding The Herald with the "Pulitzer for coverage of wacky traffic stories that perfectly illustrate the tragicomedy that is life". The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that a tractor-trailer carrying $182,000 in nickels headed for Miami wa ... More >>
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There's good money to be made in the game of insurance fraud. Maybe that's why some greedy people are so willing to hustle for clients, fake injuries, stage car accidents, and tell lies.
There's no way to undo the damage to her mangled Sentra, but this car-crash tale has a satisfactory conclusion