Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa - personal injury

Call 24/7

Free Case Review
Español

Office locations in West Palm Beach & Port St. Lucie

Call 24/7 561-810-1215
Free Case Review

Office locations in West Palm Beach & Port St. Lucie

  1. Home
  2.  | 
  3. Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents
  4.  | Bicyclist struck in Florida fatal auto accident

Bicyclist struck in Florida fatal auto accident

Florida police made a traffic stop after 2 a.m. on a recent Saturday. The driver is now facing serious criminal charges. The incident is believed to be connected with a fatal auto accident that happened just moments before police made the stop. 

Police say that the driver was intoxicated when he tried to pass a bicyclist heading southbound on the roadway. As he attempted the maneuver, his vehicle struck the bicyclist. The force of impact ejected the bicyclist from his seat. Sadly, he landed on the sidewalk and succumbed to his injuries there. 

The 24-year-old car driver allegedly fled the scene of the collision. The bicycle was reportedly dragged under his car for more than two miles before police pulled him over. The man has been charged with DUI homicide as well as leaving the scene of an accident.

In Florida, anyone who operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content level of .08 or higher is committing a crime. The vehicle driver in this case is said to have taken two breath tests, the first resulting in a BAC of .130 and the second .128. An immediately family member grieving the loss of a fatal auto accident victim is able to seek restitution in his or her memory by filing a wrongful death claim in a civil court. As plaintiff, the family member is tasked with providing evidence in court to prove that the party sued was negligent or reckless, and that the negligence or recklessness was a direct cause of the death.  

Icon Testimonials Client Testimonials

I was injured at work directly due to poor management decisions. I worked as a lifeguard and a child that was in the care of the day care facility on the campus ran away. He was in immediate danger. I…
SHONA M.
I have recommended Jonathan Levy and his law firm to my friends and one of them became his client. I am truly grateful for everything Jonathan Levy and his team have done on my behalf. He is truly a wonderful attorney.
Faithe C.

Much to my surprise not only did they win my lawsuit but I ended up getting 3 times the original amount I was expecting to get! I could not have been more pleased with the staff and the outcome.
Allison M.

If it wasn’t for your help, I know I wouldn’t have been able to win my case. I know that it was far away for you to come to Miami but your professionalism was outstanding. I will always recommend you.
Maria W.

You might say you were even just doing your job, however, I think it’s essential that you realize how fortunate I am to have such a trusted esteemed attorney in my corner, blessed really.
Anonymous

See All Testimonials  

Archives

Video: Are Punitive Damages Available In A Florida Auto Accident Case?

Icon Case

CASE RESULTS

See All Case Results  
FindLaw Network