Motorcyclist dead following Miami accident

One person recently succumbed to his injuries in Miami, Florida after he was involved in an accident while riding a motorcycle, a report of Miami Patch stated on January 11.

According to reports of the January 10 incident, the victim, identified as Darius Leroy Roberts, 23, was ejected from the motorcycle he was driving on State Road 989 in the vicinity of Old Clutter Road after having a collision with a sedan vehicle. Information coming from the Florida Highway Patrol revealed that the sedan involved was making a left turn when the motorcyclist struck the sedan’s windshield. Roberts was transported to a medical facility where he succumbed to his injuries. The 52-year-old sedan driver, identified as Beverly April, was injured in the mishap. April’s three passengers, including a child and a teenager, were unharmed, reports said.

The Fort Walton wrongful death attorneys of Bruner Law Firm express their sincere condolences to those who have been affected by the recent tragedy.


Florida local band member dead from motorcycle crash

A member of a well-known band from New Port Richey was recently killed after being involved in a motorcycle accident in Hudson, Florida, an article for News 10 reported on November 28.

Information coming from authorities revealed that on November 27, well-known fiddler Robert Leroy Cartwright succumbed to the injuries he sustained while being treated at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. The Florida Highway Patrol told reports that Cartwright, 33, was thrown out of his motorcycle after crashing the rear portion of an SUV on U.S. Highway 19 at Beach Boulevard. The SUV had turned left going to the path of the southbound motorcycle when the mishap took place. The SUV driver was later identified as 56-year-old Francine Cherry. Fans of The Bearded Brothers Band mourn Cartwright’s demise by expressing their thoughts to the band’s Facebook page.

The Bruner Law Firm wrongful death attorneys in Fort Walton Beach express their sincere condolence for those who are grieving the aftermath of the recent motorcycle accident.


Motorcyclist Dies in Hit-and-Run

A Panama City Beach man has died from injuries he sustained as the victim of hit-and-run accident. According to police, 60-year-old Francis Lamorgese was riding his motorcycle westbound on US 98 when a car pulled out in front of him, causing Lamorgese to collide with and rip apart the rear bumper of the vehicle.

The driver of the car initially fled the scene, failing to help the critically-wounded motorcyclist. But eventually, 17-year-old Carrie Diane French came forward as the driver, turning herself in after police circulated pictures of her leaving a nearby convenience store around the time of the accident. French is being charged with driving without a valid driver’s license while causing a death, and fleeing the scene of a fatal crash. Lamorgese was hospitalized following the accident, where he eventually succumbed to his injuries.

Nobody deserves to lose a life because of the irresponsible behavior of another. Many tragic deaths, including this one, can be prevented if drivers paid the attention to the road that it deserves.


One dead in Florida jet ski accident

One person was killed in Captiva, Florida after the jet ski he was operating was involved in an accident, a report of NBC 2 stated on October 11.

Information coming from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) told reports that the fatal jet ski accident occurred in the vicinity of South Seas Island Resort. A man whose name was not released was ejected from the watercraft he was operating after it struck a pole. Responding emergency crews spent half an hour searching before they were able to find the man’s body. Aside from the FWC, authorities from the U.S. Coast Guard, and Fire and Rescue units from Iona McGregor provided assistance in the accident. Though the resort has confirmed that the jet ski involved was a rental, it was not clear if the man was staying at the resort when the accident happened.

The sincere thoughts of the wrongful death attorneys at the Bruner Law Firm in Fort Walton Beach send their condolences to the family and friends who mourn the recent loss of their loved one.


Baseball player Jose Fernandez dies in Florida boating accident

Professional baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins, Jose Fernandez, was one of three fatalities in a recent boating mishap in Florida, an article of rt.com reported on September 26.

Reports said the 24-year-old baseball player was riding in a 32-foot boat on September 25 together with two other people, identified as a 24-year-old and 27-year-old, when the accident happened. Their boat was flipped after crashing into the rocks. Though initial investigations did not find any trace of intoxication in the incident, authorities learned the boat was traveling with excessive speed before the accident happened. Fernandez was a rising star in the league and received multiple awards. On September 25, the Miami Marlins said they were devastated and cancelled their game against the Atlanta Braves.

The wrongful death attorneys at the Bruner Law Firm in Fort Walton Beach send their sincere condolences to the family and friends who mourn the untimely loss of their loved ones.


Four killed in Panama City car accident

Officials have arrested a man in connection to car crash in Panama City that killed four people and left several others seriously injured. The car crash occurred around midnight on Friday, when a driver failed to stop at stop sign. His vehicle struck the right side of a second vehicle that was carrying five men from Ohio.

The at-fault driver’s vehicle came to a stop only after it hit a utility pole. Both he and his passenger were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Two of the Ohio men died in the accident, and two others passed away in the days following the crash.

The 21-year-old driver has been arrested and charged with Driving Without a License Involving Death/Injury and Negligent Manslaughter Involving Motor Vehicle.

These tragic wrongful deaths weigh heavily on the community and we can only hope that the victims’ families are able to find justice.


DUI charges filed against driver involved in fatal Florida motorcycle crash

Charges were recently filed against a driver in Florida due to suspicions that she was under the influence of alcohol when she caused a motorcycle wreck that resulted in a fatality, a report of the Miami Herald stated on September 19.

Reports said 25-year-old Mary Elizabeth Bailey surrendered to state authorities on September 16 after crashing into a motorcycle carrying two people on August 1 near Sugarloaf Key. Bailey, who admitted to being intoxicated, drove her vehicle away from the accident scene after it occurred. One occupant of the motorcycle died as a result of her injuries; the other occupant suffered serious injuries as well. Several charges related to DUI, manslaughter, and property damage were filed against Bailey, who was already in custody.

The Fort Walton Beach wrongful death attorneys at the Bruner Law Firm know how difficult accidents like this are for families. We send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victim as they mourn the recent loss of their loved one.


Florida authorities to intensify campaign against drunk drivers

Florida Highway Patrol officers (FHP) are getting ready for the upcoming nationwide campaign to apprehend drunk drivers on the road, an article of Action News reported on August 17.

The Tampa Bay’s DUI squad, which apprehends an estimated 150 impaired drivers every month, are intensifying their efforts for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Victims of drunk drivers in Florida reportedly are hoping that the annual campaign will act as a catalyst to make the roads safer. A woman who lost a friend recently in a drunk driving accident told reporters that drunk drivers do not realize the consequences their actions have on other people.

Unfortunately, many people are killed in car accidents in America as a result of driving a vehicle while under the influence. However, if you lost a loved one in such an accident, working with a qualified attorney can help you obtain the financial assistance you need for recovery. If you are in such a situation in Fort Walton Beach, an attorney at the Bruner Law Firm may be able to work for you. Call us today at (850) 243-2222 to begin taking your legal action against negligent parties.


Drunk driver in Florida facing charges

Two drivers in Tamarac, Florida were involved in a traffic crash that resulted in one fatality, an August 7 article of Local 10 News reported.

According to reports, 40-year-old Conan Acevedo struck a vehicle’s driver side around 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of West McNab Road and Northwest 70th Avenue. The accident occurred after Acevedo blew through a red light while travelling westbound on West McNab. The driver of the vehicle struck by Acevedo was identified as Nicolas Garcia, 18. Garcia was rushed to the hospital where he was described as “fighting for his life.” Garcia succumbed to his injuries after being admitted to Broward Health Medical Center. Acevedo, who had a blood alcohol level of 0.18 percent, was booked at Broward County Jail and he was not allowed to post bail.

The wrongful death attorneys at the Bruner Law Firm in Fort Walton Beach send their sincere condolences to the family and friends who are saddened by this tragic loss to the community.


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