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.”
Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6:54 am
Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers of Winston Law Firm are excited to announce the Miami International Boat Show this weekend.
The Miami International Boat Show will run from Thursday through Monday this weekend in Miami. The show will take place at three separate locations including the Miami Beach Convention Center, Bayside Yachting Center, and the Sea Isle Marina Yachting Center.
There will be a Discover Boating Photo Contest and the grand prize winner will receive a 12′ Adirondack Pack Boat along with a $500 shopping spree.
Boats starting at $1,000 and up to several million dollars will be shown. Tickets are $18. To purchase tickets and find out more information, visit www.miamiboatshow.com
Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 at 8:14 pm
Robert Glover Jr., 6, of Pompano Beach, was struck this past Sunday while riding his scooter by a car involved in a two-car accident.
Marcus Permenter, 28, drove his 1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass on Northwest 5th Avenue when he ran a stop sign and hit a Toyota Camry driven by Chiledric Jacques on Northwest 8th Street. After hitting Jacques and his three passengers, Permenter’s vehicle continued on to hit a fence, a parked minivan, a pickup truck, and six year old Glover.
The boy was transported to Broward General Medical Center and remained in crucial condition on Sunday night.
The accident is still under investigation by the Broward Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit. Our thoughts and condolences are with the victim’s family.
Posted on Friday, December 23rd, 2011 at 3:53 pm
$8.8 million was awarded to Wilson Torres and his family by a Miami-Dade County jury after Torres’ wife was killed in a car accident in 2008.
Torres was driving his vehicle with his wife and passenger, Myriam del Socorro Lopez, on Bird Road when 17 year old Luis Cruz-Govin struck their car killing Lopez on impact and severely injuring Torres. The 17 year old was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic and was also believed to be texting.
Cruz-Govin was initially only fined $2,000, his license was suspended for 6 months, but wasn’t charged with vehicular homicide. According to Torres’ lawyer, Alan Goldfarb, “This case should bring an awareness to Florida of the problems that texting and driving have done, and will continue to do…“It has to stop. It’s a tragic situation that kills.”
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers of Winston Law Firm by calling 954-475-9666.
Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2011 at 2:52 am
Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers of Winston Law Firm P.A. are excited to announce the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count.
Men and woman will go out starting Wednesday with binoculars around 10-mile wide circles of Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach to count every bird that passes by. Audubon has been conducting a bird count since 1900, and every bird, whether it more or common or more unusual, will be counted.
For more information about other Christmas related events and activities around Fort Lauderdale, visit the Broward Palm Beach New Times website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.