Preventable Tragedies

Man struck and killed on I-75 in Broward after getting out of car to help motorist

February 13, 2024

A man was struck and killed on Interstate 75 in Broward County Monday night after he got out of his car to assist another driver, authorities said. The incident happened shortly after 7 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-75 between Griffin Road and Royal Palm Boulevard in Davie. Florida Highway Patrol officials said a 66-year-old man had parked on the shoulder of the highway and walked across it to assist a disabled motorist.

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Bystander who was checking on crash victim hit by second car, suffers critical injuries

February 12, 2024

HUBER HEIGHTS — One person is critically injured after a crash on Interstate 70 eastbound in Huber Heights Monday morning, according to Huber Heights Police Department Sergeant David Culver. Just before 3 a.m., Huber Heights police and medics were dispatched to I-70 EB at SR-202 and Old Troy Pike on reports of a single-vehicle crash into the center median. While officers were on the way to the scene, a bystander driving a work truck with hazard lights stopped to check on the driver, Culver said.

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Driver dies, 5 others injured in crash involving a disabled vehicle on I-85, troopers say

February 12, 2024

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. — The South Carolina Highway Patrol said one person died and five other people were injured in a crash involving a disabled vehicle on I-85 in Greenville County. According to troopers, the crash happened at midnight Monday in the northbound lanes near mile marker 41. Troopers say a car was disabled and was hit by a minivan. Five people in the van were injured and taken to a hospital.

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Hialeah EMT Yanaisa Pulido killed while stopping, helping at crash scene

February 12, 2024

MIAMI - For Yanaisa Pulido, jumping into dangerous situations to help others was part of her nature. According to the City of Hialeah Fire Department, the 23-year-old served as a fire cadet and EMT from 2017 to 2020. But it was her caring nature that would tragically lead to her death. According to Florida Highway Patrol, Pulido was driving behind a car early Sunday morning on I-95 South when she stopped in one of the center lanes to help other drivers involved in a crash.

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1 woman dead; 3 others injured, including 7-year-old boy, in multi-vehicle crash on I-95

February 11, 2024

FORT LAUDERDALE — At least one woman is dead and three other people, including a child, were injured in a multi-vehicle crash early Sunday morning on Interstate 95, forcing all southbound lanes to shut down. As of 9:30 a.m., all southbound lanes on I-95 are closed and traffic is being diverted to Interstate 595. Around 4:06 a.m., a red Kia Forte was driving south on I-95, just north of Marina Mile Boulevard within Fort Lauderdale city limits.

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Multi-Vehicle Collision Causes Fiery Scene on NB I-5 in Orange

February 11, 2024

INCIDENT DATE/TIME: 1-14-24 1:25 AM LOCATION: NB I-5 at Chapman Ave. AREA/CITY: Orange DETAILS: Just before 1:30 Sunday Morning, a report of a stalled car sent units from the California Highway Patrol to the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 at Chapman in Orange. While en route, the stalled car was collided into by two vehicles. One of the three vehicles burst into flames and was fully engulfed when a news photographer arrived.

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Boy, 11, dead in Smith County crash after hit by tractor-trailer

February 09, 2024

SMITH COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — A boy is dead after he was ejected from a vehicle onto the roadway in Smith County on Thursday. A preliminary report from Tennessee Highway Patrol says a vehicle was driving West on I-40 in Smith County when it ran off the right side of the road into a ditch. The car then hit an embankment, overturned and came to a rest, the report adds. Two juvenile boys, 10 and 11, were ejected from the van during the rollover and thrown onto the road.

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Heat forward Haywood Highsmith ticketed for careless driving after crash

February 09, 2024

The agent for Haywood Highsmith said Thursday night that the Miami Heat forward is “shaken” after being involved in a late-night accident where he crashed into a man who was trying to assist the driver of another disabled vehicle. The injured man, police said, needed a partial amputation of a leg and had other fractures and possible fractures. It was about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday when the injured man was trying to push the disabled vehicle — which did not have lights on — out of the way of traffic when Highsmith drove into him, police said.

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Indianapolis, IN – Good Samaritan Killed in I-70 Ramp Collision

February 09, 2024

Indianapolis, IN (February 9, 2024) – Justin Lavelle Dobbins, 22, was fatally struck while aiding a stranded driver on an I-70 westbound ramp. The Indiana State Police reported that Dobbins responded to a call for help from a motorist with a disabled vehicle, partially blocking the ramp lane, on Friday, February 9. As Dobbins attempted to move the vehicle to safety, a passing car hit both him and the disabled vehicle.

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Two big rigs collide south of St. Joseph on Interstate 29

February 09, 2024

In the early hours of February 8, 2024, a traffic crash occurred on Interstate 29, approximately four miles south of Saint Joseph, Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that the collision involved two Freightliner trucks, and resulted in extensive vehicle damage and serious injuries. According to the highway patrol, the accident took place around 1:30 a.m. at the 40.8-mile marker on the northbound lane of Interstate 29. A 2021 Freightliner, driven by Norris S.

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