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Diane Power and her son Thomas Power were struck and critically injured by a car on Monday while at a Bank of America ATM on Congress Avenue and Hypoluxo Road in Boynton Beach, Florida.

The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Louise Szakacs by Boynton Beach Police. Szakacs, 81, was reportedly pulling her Toyota Camry into a parking space in front of the bank when she lost control of the vehicle and sped over the cement parking stop.

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Vanessa Barcelo of Hialeah, Florida, was arrested on December 21 for allegedly assaulting David Duperon at a party she threw at her home to promote her baking business. Duperon, 34, claims Barcelo, 26, pushed him from behind with an aluminum baseball bat and struck him him on his right shoulder. An unknown man reportedly joined the altercation and repeatedly hit the victim in the face and eye area.

Barcelo has been charged with aggravated battery, simple battery, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She was held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center and was later released after paying a $1,500 bond. The press did not name an attorney for Barcelo.

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A 20-year-old animal handler was reportedly bitten by a tiger during feeding time at Zoo Miami on Tuesday afternoon. Ron Magil, the zoo’s communications director, told sources that the unnamed handler suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Preliminary reports purportedly show that the handler failed to follow zoo protocol. She allegedly tried to hand feed the tiger at the back of the habitat through the enclosure bars. Magil said the zoo’s protocol was to use a feed stick or to place food in the palm of the handler’s hand and then hold it against the bar.

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Christina Kay Theisen of Port Charlotte, Florida, is happy she was paying attention to the road while driving along Alligator Alley on Interstate 75 in Broward County. Otherwise, she may not have seen the boat oar that hurled through her windshield on time.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, Theisen, 33, was heading home after a work trip on December 9 when a mobile home traveling on the same route either dropped an oar or threw it up from the road. The oar flew handle first and struck the hood of Theisen’s Chevrolet before it got impaled in the front windshield, missing Theisen by inches.

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A Tuesday night accident involving a Florida Department of Transportation work truck reportedly left one person injured and trapped a worker inside the truck. The pair, whose names have not been released, were rescued thanks to the collective effort of firefighters from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Miramar Fire Rescue.

Erika Benitez, spokesperson for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, told sources that the accident occurred after 10 p.m. south of the overpass near Florida’s Turnpike and Red Road in Miami. A car struck a work truck for unclear reasons and the impact wedged it under the truck, causing it to be lifted “at least 20 feet in the air.” Both drivers were trapped inside their vehicles, according to reports.

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