The penalties that come with operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol, or otherwise being impaired, are harsh. Hefty fines, community service, license revocation and imprisonment all loom above those that choose to get behind the wheel while they are anything but sober. Yet we still see accidents as a result of drunk driving, like the one this week in Delray Beach.
The driver involved in this hit-and-run crash on Monday was arrested and charged with DUI
and fleeing the scene of a crime. According to FHP the accident happened around 1:15 am, when the driver’s truck collided with a car on I-95 South near Lincoln Boulevard.
FHP has yet to release the driver’s name and thankfully, no one was seriously injured.
Our team at Steinger, Iscoe and Greene is always relieved to hear that this scary situation did not end as tragically as it could have. Yet, even those without severe initial injuries deserve attention, compensation and to know their rights. We wish a speedy and full recovery to the victims of this crash and are here if ever there are questions regarding any victims’ rights following an accident.
If you have been injured by someone who was intoxicated while driving, know that you have advocates that are ready to explain your rights and advocate on your behalf. The lawyers at Steinger, Iscoe and Greene have years of experience recovering the much needed compensation that victims of others’ negligence deserve. Let us help you sort out all of the questions and uncertainty after an accident. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – Call us now at 1-800-601-1050 or fill out a free consultation form.
Any car accident can be traumatic, but when the other driver chooses to flee the scene, the accident suddenly becomes much more complicated. If you find yourself the victim of a hit-and-run, don’t panic: these tips can help you seek justice:
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The man accused of an Orlando, Florida, hit-and-run last year that killed one teen and injured the teen’s brother was arrested and taken to jail on Thursday morning. Charged with felony failure to stop at a crash with a death, he faces 30 years in prison.
The accused is a 30-year-old man who the Florida Highway Patrol says was driving a white Pontiac Grand Am that hit the 15-year-old brothers on the morning of November 3, 2010. The boys had been walking toward a bus stop off Valencia College Lane at Vista Palma Way when the Grand Am swerved off the road, plowed into them with the right front bumper, and then continued on. Both boys were discovered bleeding in a ditch and were transported to local hospitals. One brother had to be removed from life support, while the other suffered serious injuries.
The driver, who had a suspended license, was found later in the day in a Publix parking lot. Blood was taken but did not test positive for alcohol.
Though no eyewitnesses could confirm that the man was the hit-and-run driver, blood tests have now indicated that he was the driver. Blood taken from the inside of the man’s car had to be sent off for testing—a several-months-long process.
“It has taken several months for us to get all the evidence, both physical and the blood that was processed so we could make the strongest case possible,” said Kim Montes of the Florida Highway Patrol.
According to WFTV, the driver has had “at least 22 prior traffic-related violations, including a conviction for leaving the scene of an accident in 2008. Records indicate he has a total of four DUIs.”
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