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10 people killed in related Florida accidents

January 30, 2012 In a series of accidents before dawn on Sunday near Gainesville, 10 people died and at least 18 were injured, according to the Chicago Tribune. The accidents involving 12 cars and six or seven trucks occurred shortly before 4 a.m. on Interstate 75 after smoke from a marsh fire combined with fog to reduce visibility, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reported. Eighteen people were transported to Shands Hospital emergency room, six of them to a trauma center, according to a hospital spokeswoman. “It’s tragic. It’s probably the worst one [accident] I’ve seen in 27 years,” said a FHP spokesman. Investigators are still trying to determine how many separate collisions occurred on the interstate, which is a main … Continue reading

Florida man killed in I-75 accident

January 27, 2012 In a morning crash on I-75 in Collier County today, a 58-year-old Port Charlotte man was killed, according to NBC News 2. According to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a 36-year-old male driver of Cape Coral fell asleep at the wheel of his 1997 Buick LeSabre. As a result, he struck the back of a 2002 Nissan Sentra, driven by a 73-year-old woman of Port Charlotte. The Nissan rotated counterclockwise through the southbound lanes of I-75. Then it came to rest in the median. The LeSabre traveled into the west shoulder and up a grassy slope before hitting a barbed wire fence and coming to a stop. The rear passenger of the Nissan, a 58-year-old man of Port … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean conference held in Florida, addressed accident

January 25, 2012 Half of Royal Caribbean’s ship captains were in Florida last week for the company‘s annual Fleet Operations leadership conference, according to USA Today. The international Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Royal Caribbean, one of the world’s largest cruise lines, is calling this month’s Costa Concordia accident “a defining moment in the history of the modern cruise industry.” He said that the Florida conference gave them “an opportunity to underscore both our excellent 42-year safety record and more importantly to emphasize the imperative of keeping our record intact into the future.” “We will need the results of the authorities’ investigations to truly understand and respond to all of the implications,” the CEO wrote on his blog. “But we … Continue reading

DUI driver slams into police car, injures 3 in St. Petersburg

January 23, 2012 A DUI driver crashed into the back of a police cruiser at 3 a.m. in St. Petersburg, Florida, causing the vehicle to hit another vehicle and sending the officer and two others to the hospital, reports My Fox Orlando out of Tampa Bay, Florida. At Gandy Boulevard and I-275, a 44-year-old police officer pulled over a Chrysler PT Cruiser after it had hit a traffic signal control box. During the traffic stop, a 26-year-old intoxicated woman in a 2004 silver Toyota Corolla slammed into the back of the police cruiser, said the St. Petersburg police. The accident caused the police officer’s vehicle to hit the PT Cruiser. Then the 26-year-old woman drove off. The officer was taken … Continue reading

American Cancer Society Ball

We’re proud to help support the 54th Annual American Cancer Society Ball on February 3 at the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach. The gala is called “The Black and White Ball: Its Black and White. Our Mission. Our Fight.”

Young Lakeland teen hit, killed by school bus

January 20, 2012 A 14-year-old Lakeland (Florida) High School student died Tuesday afternoon after she was hit by a school bus at 3:06 p.m., reports WTSP News. The student was crossing West Beacon Road southbound from Camphor Drive. The 43-year-old substitute bus driver was stopped on Eden Parkway at the intersection of West Beacon Road. Investigators say that the bus driver was making a left turn when she hit the girl, who was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital. The teen was pronounced dead at 4:37 p.m. The Assistant Superintendent for the Polk County School District Transportation Department says that the bus driver was so distraught over the accident that she had to be rushed to the hospital. “She’s absolutely devastated … Continue reading

Florida man guilty of DUI sues victim

January 18, 2012 A man who had pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter stemming from a crash near Tampa, Florida, on Christmas Day 2007 now denies causing the crash, reports ABC News. The accident killed three of the four people in the vehicle that was hit. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the man has now sued the estate of the now-deceased driver of the other vehicle, saying it was actually the other driver who caused the crash by abruptly changing lanes. The man’s attorney, who is also his sister, said that the government’s prosecution amounted to a character assassination, and that he had accepted a plea deal only to avoid risking getting a life sentence. “It’s hard to wrap your … Continue reading

2012 Walk to Cure Diabetes

We’ll be participating in the 2012 Walk to Cure Diabetes on March 3 in West Palm Beach. The funds raised during this two-mile walk will benefit the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation.

2012 Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure®

We’re inviting everyone to be part of Team SIG this year and work together to raise funds and awareness for this important cause. For every Like on the Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Facebook page, the firm will make a $2 donation to finding the cure.

Speak Up for Kids Palm Beach County

Join us on January 31 at LongBoar’s on Clematis as we Network for a Cause! We’ll be there from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. supporting Speak Up for Kids Palm Beach County. Your $10 donation will support Speak Up For Kids and includes your first house drink and appetizers.