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Craig Cannon

Motorcyclist's Death Blamed on Drunk Driver

On October 19, 2006, the night before the official start of Biketoberfest, Clifford L.R. Atkinson, 68, was killed when his motorcycle collided head-on with a car on State Road 100 in Flagler County west of Bunnell. After completing its investigation, the Florida Highway Patrol is blaming the driver of the oncoming car, Bunnell resident Michelle K. Bohn, 36. Bohn was driving west when she crossed…

Craig Cannon

Pool Safety

A young boy drowned in his neighbor’s pool because the neighbor did not have a child proof barrier around their pool. The child wandered into the neighbor’s yard and fell into the pool. The boy was discovered some time later by his mother who began to perform resuscitation on him until rescue personal could arrive on the scene. Although the rescue personnel tried to save him he was pronounced…

Craig Cannon

13 Car Accident Causes Deaths

Heavy fog and smoke on The Florida Turnpike near Orlando caused a 13-vehicle wreck. The crash resulted in 5 wrongful deaths. Four other people were injured. All five deaths occurred during the second crash, Florida Highway Patrol said in a statement. No one was injured in the first or third crashes. Two people from Boynton Beach and one person from Gainesville were killed in the accident. A…

Craig Cannon

Motorcycle Crash Results in Wrongful Death

A resident of The Villages riding his motorcycle was killed when he crashed into a car. The motorcycle and car accident occurred in Ocala. The motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital where he as pronounced dead. The driver of the automobile did not suffer any serious personal injury.The collision left the motorcycle in several pieces and the rider was thrown at least 13 feet from the…

Shannon Weidemann

Federal Court Now Has Wrongful Death Case Against CNN Anchor

The parents of Melinda Duckett filed a wrongful death lawsuit against CNN Anchor Nancy Grace and the network. The case has been moved to federal court. The family charges that Grace’s interview with tough questions aimed at Duckett involving the disappearance of her 2-year-old son led her to commit suicide. The family is seeking damages and for the show to never be aired again. The boy has…