Let there be no doubt that Dade and Broward Counties lead the nation in drivers that have no regard for human life. Yet another story about reckless driving, yet another story about a hit and run motorist, and yet another story about a car accident resulting in a wrongful death.
This time the story played out in Davie, Florida, when police observed a reckless driver in the area of Southwest 160th Avenue and Stirling Road.
Mr. Reckless driver proceeded to hit two parked cars, flee from the police, crash and kill a cyclist, and for good measure crash into another four other vehicles.
A question I have is whether the police were justified in chasing the driver in the first instance? Was it through a residential neighborhood? Did the police have their lights and sirens on?
This accident comes on the heels of the Hit and Run accident involving 20-year-old Karlie Tomica, who struck and killed Stefano Riccioletti. Rather than stop and help Ricoletti, Tomica fled while a witness followed her. Tomica was arrested hours later, and her blood alcohol content was .225, three times the legal limit.
As a Miami Personal Injury Lawyer, I am seeing these incidents with greater frequency, and I am troubled by the lack of regard for safety and human life.
It is time to raise the penalty for Hit and Run drivers.