A 57-year old Florida man has just been convicted in a drunk driving crash that left a 26-year old motor scooter passenger dead.
The Martin County Police Department reports that a 57-year-old man was found guilty of the DUI manslaughter and other related charges.
Authorities and the Florida Highway Patrol officials say, the 57-year old man was driving his pickup truck on a Port Salerno road when he had struck another scooter ridden by a 26-year-old West Palm Beach County man and a 42-year-old Delray Beach man. The truck and scooter caught fire. The 57-year old driver tried fleeing the scene of the crash before being caught by police officials, Florida Highway Patrol and police authorities reported.
The crash left the 42-year old man dead and the 26-year old seriously injured.
Police authorities and the Florida Highway Patrol officials say, they found the 57-year old Florida driver behind a drug store trying to flee from the crash scene.
Records and investigations had later shown that he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.358 percent. The Florida law considers a driver impaired at 0.08 percent.
Anyone with additional information regarding the car crash should contact the police and the Florida Highway Patrol.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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