Man Cleared of Vehicular Homicide in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla – In 2014, a Georgia woman was struck and killed by a man riding a dirt bike on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. Last week, a jury of his peers cleared the 19-year-old man of vehicular homicide.

According to court documents, Tyler Chrisman was instead found guilty of driving without a license. Chrisman was 17 at the time of the accident and now faces a maximum of five years in prison. The accident took the life of Patricia Foust, 65, of Stone Mountain, Ga. Chrisman will be sentenced on March 7. Until then, he will remain in the county jail.

Just moments before the accident, Foust and her sister were driving down Robbins Drive. They moved to cross through the intersection of Palm Lakes Boulevard. It was then that the dirt bike driven by Chrisman raced through the intersection. The bike he was driving was not street legal and had no working lights. Although the bike had been reported stolen, Chrisman has not been charged with that crime.

Months prior to this accident, Chrisman had been charged with reckless driving and driving an unregistered vehicle. He had been approved for a pretrial diversion program, but his admittance to that program was put on hold after his latest accident.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, call our offices today. Our team of West Palm Beach car accident lawyers will review the details of your case at no cost to you. We will advise you how to move forward in a way that is most beneficial to your family. Call now.

Photo Credit