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June 2015 Archives

New technology could make passing trucks easier for drivers

Pulling out into the path of approaching traffic to pass a large truck is often a nerve-wracking experience for Florida drivers. A considerable amount of road must be covered to complete the maneuver, and the shape and size of semi-tractor trailers makes it difficult for motorists to see oncoming traffic. The electronics firm Samsung decided to tackle this problem, and engineers with the Korean company have developed a system that allows drivers to see the road ahead of a truck.

Parents file lawsuit after attorney falls, dies at D.C. metro

Florida readers might be interested to learn that the parents of a 35-year-old attorney have filed a wrongful death suit in Washington, D.C., alleging that their son fell from a Metro escalator, succumbed to his injuries and was not found until four days later. The filing, which was submitted on June 8, states that their son was going up an escalator at Judiciary Square Metro Station when the incident happened on Oct. 19, 2013.

Florida trucking accident in construction zone claims 2 lives

The Florida Highway Patrol says that drivers of two cars were killed in a multi-vehicle collision that happened in a construction zone on May 28. According to media sources, the deadly incident occurred shortly after 11:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 near the Pines Boulevard exit. Sources report that a female passenger who was traveling in one of the cars was hospitalized in serious condition following the crash but that the drivers of two semi-trucks that were involved in the accident were not hurt.

Failed suicide attempt ends in later death

The level of care at mental health facilities is a matter of concern for the families of patients who are there. The general public is beginning to take more notice due to the growing publicity surrounding mass shootings. Florida residents may recall those at a Connecticut elementary school and a Colorado theater as relatively recent examples. A star of "The Young and the Restless," Kristoff St. John, brought his son to La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center in Long Beach, California, in September 2014. The 24-year-old committed suicide less than three months later.

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