Articles Tagged with injury

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FIU-bridge-collapse-300x169Miami-Dade police officials announced that at least six people are confirmed dead and nine others injured after a pedestrian bridge collapsed near Florida International University (FIU) in Miami.

The 950-ton, 174-foot-long bridge collapsed over the eight-lane Tamiami Trail on Thursday afternoon, crushing at least eight vehicles, officials said.

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Kyle-Laman-300x169Two survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, announced that they will sue the school, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, and the FBI for failing to prevent the shooting last month.

Anthony Borges, 15, announced through his attorney on March 5 that he plans to sue Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Broward County Public School District, the Miami Herald reported.

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Jessica-Mooney-300x143Jessica Mooney of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, filed a lawsuit against the Fort Lauderdale Police Department (FLPD) this week after officers allegedly brutally beat and sent her to the hospital with head trauma following a wrongful arrest.

Mooney, 26, believes the officers targeted her for the testimony she provided in a police brutality case from 2015. The lawsuit includes pictures of her gruesome injuries—her left eye swollen and her left arm covered in bruises.

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Michael-Jumpp-242x300Michael Jumpp of Fort Lauderdale, Florida turned himself in on December 31 after he reportedly caused a hit-and-run crash that severely injured 15-year-old Cedric Tipton and killed 13-year-old Zahgwe Saint Dic.

Jumpp, 19, faces charges for driving a car without a valid license, failing to stop at the scene of a crash causing serious bodily injury, and failing to stop at the scene of a crash involving death. He appeared in bond court last week and was released on $15,000 bond.

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Adrian-Perez-237x300Adrian Perez of Davie, Florida was arrested on August 11 for his alleged involvement in a July hit-and-run accident that severely injured cyclist Michelle Holguin.

Perez, 21, turned himself in on Friday night and faces charges for leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury and tampering with or fabricating evidence. He remains in police custody and will be placed on house arrest if he manages to post bail. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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