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A Sarasota police informant causes a deadly chain-reaction crash

An alleged drunk Sarasota motorist struck three vehicles injuring three motorists and killing another at the intersection of Lockwood Ridge Road and University Parkway just before 8:05 a.m. on Sept. 8.

A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) spokesperson notes that all the motorists involved were waiting in an eastbound lane of University Parkway preparing to turn left onto Lockwood Ridge Road before the accident occurred. It's as they waited there that the alleged drunk motorist ran a red light.

Stay safe on motorcycles with these safety tips

One of the best parts about living in the Sunshine State is being able to participate in outdoor activities year-round. Long after the people up north have to store their bikes for the winter, you can be out riding and enjoying the beautiful weather. But despite the sunny weather and great road conditions, safety is essential any time you're on two wheels.

Florida had 574 motorcycle fatalities in 2016 – the latest year for which data is available – making it the deadliest state in the nation for bikers. Motorcycle deaths accounted for 18.5 percent of all traffic deaths, but riding in Florida doesn’t have to be dangerous. By taking a few precautions and following some safety tips, everyone on a bike can stay safe.

Young children are the most vulnerable to dog bites

Dogs are popular pets throughout the country. If your family does not have one, there is still a good chance that a few of your friends or neighbors do. Unfortunately, dogs and children do not always interact safely together.

Children who are between ages 1 and 9 have the highest risk of dog bites than any other age group, according to the Florida Department of Health. However, young children are not just more likely to be bitten, the bite wounds are also more likely to be severe. are Dogs often bite children who are younger than 10 years old on sensitive areas, like the head or neck. Because children are so vulnerable to dog bites, it is important for parents to consider what extra steps they can take to keep their children safe.

Italian bikers killed in collision with truck hauling U.S. mail

Two motorcyclists were killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 75 in Florida. The two men, along with a third who was uninjured, were from Turin, Italy, and were vacationing on a motorcycle ride through the state.

The accident happened north of Orlando not far south of Ocala on June 13. The truck was hauling mail, apparently on a contract with the United States Postal Service.

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