Monday, November 08, 2021

Authorities investigating Highway 231 crash that killed four on Friday in Bay County, Florida


Authorities  investigating Highway 231 crash that killed four on Friday in Bay County, Florida

Tragic news from Bay County Florida, in the panhandle: 

The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating a car accident that killed four people, including a child, on Friday.

Authorities said a grey sedan was heading south in the northbound lane of Highway 231 without lights late Friday night.

The other car, a white Ford sedan was traveling north when the two collided. The northbound vehicle caught on fire, and all three people inside were killed.

Completely avoidable. Was alcohol involved? Something else? Stay tuned.

Sunday, November 07, 2021

Bicyclist hit and killed by a car in Bradenton

Bicyclist hit, killed by car in Bradenton and criminal charges pending, FHP says

The Florida Highway Patrol Traffic Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal car wreck from early Wednesday morning involving a 54-year-old Bradenton man, who was driving an SUV, and a 63-year-old Sarasota man, who was riding a bicycle. Criminal charges are pending the completion of the crash investigation, FHP said. The SUV driver was heading southbound on the inside lane of U.S. 41 near the intersection of 32nd Ave. West. The bicyclist was also in the same lane near the same intersection ahead of the SUV, when the front left of the vehicle hit the rear of the bicycle.

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Lyft: Nearly 2000 sexual assaults in ride


Lyft: More than 1800 sexual assaults in rides:

This is disturbing and unacceptable. 

More than 1,800 sexual assaults occurred during Lyft rides in 2019, the company said on Thursday in its first-ever safety report on sexual and physical assaults, fatal crashes and other serious incidents.

Lyft’s safety report had been long awaited in the ride-hailing industry, as the company is facing lawsuits from victims of sexual assaults that occurred during rides. It committed to releasing its sexual assault statistics in 2019, when Uber released a similar report.

Here's the report:

What to do? Educate riders. For riders, take safety steps every time. We suggest - avoid drivers with less than 1,000 rides. Star rating should be better than 4.7. Confirm the name, license plate, and car. Call someone when in the car. Ride behind the driver.