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Wrongful Death Archives

Warrant for Reckless Homicide Sought for Truck Driver in Crash That Killed Little Girl

Authorities are seeking a warrant for reckless homicide for the arrest of Vicente Virola Rodriguez, a tractor-trailer driver that rear-ended several vehicles earlier this year, including a minivan in which the victim, 4-year-old girl Jada Bennett of Myrtle Beach, was riding. According to myrtlebeachonline.com, the little girl was properly restrained seating in a child safety seat, but that did not help avoid the head trauma that caused her death. 

Florida Cities Top List of Most Deadly for Pedestrians

Transportation for America, a group that advocates for the rebuilding of our nation's road infrastructure, has named four Florida metropolitan areas at the top of the country's 52 most dangerous large metros for pedestrians: Orlando-Kissimmee, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Jacksonville and Miami-Fort Lauderdale.

Equipment on Costa Concordia May Not Have Been Working At Time Of Accident

According to nbcnews.com, the testimony of experts during the recent hearings on the "Costa Concordia" disaster showed that equipment aboard the luxury liner may not have been functioning correctly at the time of the accident that cost the lives of 32 people.

Tragic Death of 2-Year-Old Boy at Pittsburgh Zoo

According to abcnews.go.com, 2-year-old boy died tragically Sunday morning when he fell into the African wild dogs exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo and was attacked by 11 dogs. The boy was placed by his mother on top of the railing at the edge of a viewing deck in order to give him a better view of the animals in the exhibit. Almost immediately thereafter he lost balance and fell in, where he was attacked by 11 dogs in plain view of his mother and bystanders.

Italian Court Experts Also Blame Others For Costa Concordia Disaster

In statements that could spell liability for Costa Crociere and more importantly, for its parent company, Carnival Cruise Lines, which is the largest cruise line in the World, court experts appointed by the Italian court to investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident have primarily blamed the ship's captain, Francesco Schettino, for the shipwreck that cost the lives of 32 people back in January of this year. In a stunt that proved fatal, Captain Schettino brought the ship off course and dangerously close to the Island of Giglio, making it run aground and capsize. He stands trial for causing the wreck, for manslaughter and for abandoning the ship before all passengers were evacuated.

Orlando Couple Die in Dune Buggy Accident on Mexico Cruise

Visiting the beautiful ports where a ship is scheduled to stop on a cruise vacation is an important part of cruising. Exotic locations with friendly people greet you every other day and the beaches are not the only attraction. Vacationers engage in a myriad of onshore activities:

Driver of Wrecked Car Killed While Reporting Accident

A Florida woman was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer early today while reporting an accident she had just been involved in. According to jacksonville.com the 29 year-old Lauderhill resident was traveling northbound on I-95 when her car veered off the road near Brunswick, Georgia, subsequently striking a guardrail and bouncing back onto the traffic lanes.

Cruise Ship Industry Takes a Hit After Carnival's Costa Concordia Accident

According to barrons.com, Carnival Cruise Lines' market capitalization has taken an 11 percent dip after the Costa Concordia disaster. The ship, operated by Carnival's Italian subsidiary Costa Cruises, run aground and capsized on the shores of Giglio, a small Island off the western coast of Italy on January 13, claiming the lives of 32 people.