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  • UCF student's blood tested for alcohol after crash kills Orlando man

    UCF student's blood tested for alcohol after crash kills Orlando man
    A University of Central Florida student's blood was tested for alcohol after she was accused of causing a fatal head-on crash early Saturday. Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes said the test was ordered after first responders to the 5:30 a.m....
  • Drivers who hit pedestrians often get little or no jail time

    Drivers who hit pedestrians often get little or no jail time
    Anguish turned to anger for Bobby Stout's mother and sister in April, when an Orange County circuit judge decided the woman who ran him down on a sidewalk two years ago would not get any jail time. "When you killed our Bobby, you took an innocent,"...
  • FHP trooper dreads bringing news of pedestrian deaths

    FHP trooper dreads bringing news of pedestrian deaths
    "Which one is it?" The woman's voice jolted the rookie Florida Highway Patrol trooper as she emerged from the patrol car. The mother sitting on the front porch knew what it meant when a black-and-tan cruiser pulled up. She had a few sons, and the last...
  • Walking our roads could kill you

    Walking our roads could kill you
    Central Florida's roads run red with pedestrian blood. Nowhere in America are pedestrians at greater risk of being struck and seriously injured or killed. Nowhere are drivers more likely to suffer the life-changing split second of taking someone's...
  • Drivers who kill pedestrians can face lifetime of anguish

    Drivers who kill pedestrians can face lifetime of anguish
    The traffic light turns green. As the driver slides a foot to the accelerator, a sudden blur sweeps into their peripheral vision. A cold stream of sweat shoots up the spine, and they slam on the brakes. The car lurches, narrowly avoiding hitting the...
  • Pedestrian danger: What it means when you get hit by a car

    Pedestrian danger: What it means when you get hit by a car
    I'm getting a whole lot of "Amens" this morning to today's column on pedestrians being one of the root causes of Central Florida's moniker as the most dangerous area in the country for people on foot. To say this is a serious issue is an understatement....
  • Thursday Morning Reads: Citizens, foreclosures and FHP

    TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Thursday.   Here's what we're reading this morning.   * Orlando Sentinel reports on groups lobbing the governor to veto a foreclosure bill.   * Sun Sentinel writes that Rick Scott signed the Citizens' bill...
  • 16-year-old driver accidentally backs over, kills toddler

    16-year-old driver accidentally backs over, kills toddler
    A toddler was killed on Wednesday afternoon when a 16-year-old relative accidentally backed over the child with a sport-utility vehicle in her driveway, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Amaris Martinez, 2, was hit about 3:20 p.m. at a home on Avalone...
  • DUI bust: Woman on her way to taste ocean also wanted to taste trooper

    DUI bust: Woman on her way to taste ocean also wanted to taste trooper
    Last Thursday at 1:11 a.m., a Florida Highway Patrol trooper spotted a blue 2012 Ford Focus going 87 mph in a 70 mph zone on a stretch of I-75 near Naples, according to an arrest affidavit provided by Collier County Sheriff's Office. As the driver, later...
  • FIRST ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM 'We don't have a pulse!' 911 call captures chaos after fatal head-on crash

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'We don't have a pulse!' 911 call captures chaos after fatal head-on crash
    The couple got up before sunrise on a Saturday earlier this month to spend a relaxing day bird watching in Melbourne. Instead, they were thrust into the adrenaline-pounding role of emergency first responders before dawn on May 18 — when they drove...
  • John Mica talks sequester with WFTV; Don Gaetz is News 13 guest

     
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: “Political Connections” previews the Florida Legislative Session at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday on Central Florida News 13. The guests are Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville; House Speaker ...