This article was first published June 13th, 2012. Some of the laws may have changed since this that date.

After a couple visiting Daytona Beach from Georgia was eternally separated because of a Truck Accident on Saturday, the first factor to come to play was their usage of a crosswalk. Whether it was lack of attention, carelessness crossing the street, or failure to observe reasonable driving standards, Mr. Stephen King lost his wife Diana that day. Mr. King ended up at Halifax Medical Center with injuries, but none of which were substantial enough to take his life.

As it is becoming more apparent around the country because of constant news reports and consistent statistics, Florida is the most dangerous place in the country for pedestrians. We see this firsthand in Florida, but unfortunately this fact crosses over to yet another county above us. And Daytona Beach is a haven for tourists, which are pouring into Daytona year round, especially on the weekends. Though most local drivers in Daytona Beach understand that tourists may wander the streets like they might in their hometowns, defensive driving still takes precedence on these streets. This driving consideration, which doesn't happen enough, would greatly reduce pedestrian accidents in Florida.

Truck accidents in Florida are often very severe in regards to the amount of personal injury they inflict. Unfortunately, they also often result in wrongful death. Compared to typical auto accidents, truck accidents typically require above average compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and relief for immeasurable pain and suffering.

Charges are pending for the incident as of June 11th, 2012.

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Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

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Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

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No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

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Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

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Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

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Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

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Dismissed

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Not Guilty

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Case Dropped

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Granted

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Charges dropped

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Charges dropped

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Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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