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Key Biscayne man sentenced for drug crime and faces charges in fatal bike accident

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 12:57 am    

Michele Traverso, 25, of Key Biscayne, was sentenced to 21 days in prison on Friday for a drug case in 2009.

Last week, Traverso hit cyclists, Aaron Cohen, 36, and Enda Walsh, 48 on Wednesday morning.

Traverso was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with bodily injury and driving with a suspended license.  Cohen and Walsh were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital.  Cohen underwent brain surgery, and later died on Thursday.

According to Walsh, “We were cycling up the Key Biscayne bridge side-by-side, in the bike lane, having a conversation. We didn’t even see anything…Then there was a loud bang and the next thing you know I was on the ground and Aaron was 30 feet up the road lying on his back on the road not moving.”

Traverso turned himself in on Wednesday.  The accident is still under investigation, and Traverso could face more charges.

Actor Gene Hackman hit by car while riding bike

Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 3:18 am    

Gene Hackman, actor and Oscar winner, was hit by a pickup truck while riding his bike in Islamorada, FL on Friday.

The actor, who is 81 years old, was riding his bike without a helmet when a Toyota Tundra pickup truck hit his rear tire throwing him off the bike.  He was taken to Ryder Trauma Center to be treated for his injuries.

“Gene’s fine. … Just a few bumps and bruises. He is already on his way home,” said his publicist, Susan Madore.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, contact Fort Lauderdale bike accident attorneys of Winston Law Firm by calling 954-475-9666.

Broward County officer dies in motorcycle accident

Posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 at 8:02 pm    

In Oakland Park on New Years Day, a Broward County Sheriff officer, John Blackwelder, 45, was killed while riding his motorcycle.

While off duty, Blackwelder was driving on East Commercial Boulevard when a vehicle driving the opposite direction turned left into his path.  He was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

Stajka Vangov, 75, of Fort Lauderdale, was the driver of the other vehicle.  Blackwelder worked in the Pompano Beach district, and served the Broward Sheriff’s Office from 2000-2007 and then again starting in 2010.

He leaves behind his two teenage children.  Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the victim’s family.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, it is important to have experienced representation to guide you through your legal options. Contact Fort Lauderdale auto accident lawyers of Winston Law Firm P.A. by calling 954-475-9666.

Paola woman collides with boy on bicycle

Posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2011 at 6:26 pm    

On Oct 28, Margaret A. Ball, 41, of Paola, drove her 2009 Saturn Vue on Hospital Drive and hit a boy on his bicycle while making a turn.

The incident occurred at the intersection of Baptiste and Hospital Drives.  Ball was making a turn from Hospital onto Baptiste.  She stated that she came to a full stop, looked for oncoming traffic, but didn’t see the 13 year old on the bicycle.  As she made the turn, the boy was struck and his lower right leg was pinned under the rear of the driver’s side tire.

The boy was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center.  Ball was given a citation for failing to stop for a pedestrian.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, contact Fort Lauderdale bicycle accident lawyers of Winston Law Firm at  954-475-9666.

Ft. Lauderdale man struck by car, in critical condition

Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 at 6:10 pm    

On Friday, Oct 14 at approximately 6:30pm, James Teets, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, was struck by a car while bicycling along County 571 in Toms River, NJ, according to police. Robin Cuccaro, 51, of Manchester, was driving the 1993 Ford that struck Teets. Police Chief Michael Mastronardy stated that Teets was rushed to Jersey Shore University Medical Center immediately following the incident, where he remains in critical condition.

Cuccaro was not summoned, but Officer Stephen Schwartz of the traffic safety department is investigating the case further.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident, it is important that you have experienced representation to help you during this difficult situation. Contact Fort Lauderdale auto accident lawyers Winston, Clark, & Wigand at 954-475-9666 today.

Florida man killed in bicycle accident

Posted on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 at 4:38 pm    

A Jacksonville, Florida man has been killed after a bicycle accident occurred in Massachusetts.

According to officials, the accident occurred on Interstate 59 when a car struck the man while he was riding his bicycle on the side of the road.

The driver of the car stated that the bicyclist was wearing dark clothing when the accident occurred making it difficult to see him. The man suffered multiple internal injuries in the accident that he later died as a result of.

Our deepest thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim during this difficult time.

Bicyclist struck by car in Florida accident

Posted on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 at 2:24 pm    

A 37-year-old man was injured after he was involved in a bicycle accident when he was struck by a car while riding on Gulf Coast Highway.

The accident occurred at 7:33 a.m. in Escambia County when the bicyclist was traveling westbound just outside of the roadway. When he approached the intersection at Glades Lane, he was struck by a 21-year-old driver just as the light turned green.

This caused the man to fall from the bike and hit the ground. The driver claimed that she did not see the cyclist because of the glare in that direction. The woman was charged for violating the right of way.

If you or a loved one has been injured in bicycle accident due to another driver’s negligence, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact Fort Lauderdale bicycle accident lawyers of Winston Law Firm, by calling 954-475-9666.

Police still search for suspect in fatal hit-and-run

Posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 at 4:02 pm    

Florida State Troopers continue to investigate a fatal bicycle accident that occurred last Tuesday. They have now stated that they think that they found the vehicle that struck the 31-year-old bicyclist dead.

The police processed a red Dodge Challenger for evidence and are still trying to determine the driver and who the car is registered to.

The man and his dog were struck Tuesday night on Swift Road and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The dog was not seriously injured in the accident. There are no bike lanes on the roadway and officials think that the driver may not have seen the bicyclist.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim at this time.