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Drunk Driver Sentenced in Fatal Hit and Run Case

By Mesa Law Firm  Apr. 11, 2013 9:02a

A 50-year-old Miami man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years probation after pleading guilty to a variety of serious DUI charges. The fatal collision happened last year when R.A. was driving his pickup truck while under the influence of alcohol. He was near the intersection of 79th Street and 27th Avenue when he crashed into a bus stop on the northwest corner. Two pedestrians waiting at the bus stop were severely injured. R.A. reportedly sped off from the scene but a witness in a nearby vehicle followed the man and was able to get the pickup over to the side of the road. Police arrived and took R.A. into custody on suspicion of DUI and hit and run. Paramedics had been called to the accident scene where one of the two male victims was pronounced dead. The second man, C.W., was rushed to the hospital in critical condition with life threatening injuries. Doctors fought for several weeks in the hopes that C.W. would recover but he eventually succumbed to his injuries and died over a month after the accident. Police reports state that R.A.'s blood alcohol concentration at the time of his arrest was 0.332 percent, over four times the legal limit of 0.08 percent. If you were injured because of an accident caused by a drunk or drugged driver or if you lost a loved one in such an accident then talk to a personal injury lawyer to ensure your rights are defended.

Personal Injury Attorney Representing DUI Accident Victims in Miami

Someone is hurt in a DUI-related accident every 90 seconds in the U.S. according to the National Highway Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Over one in three fatal accidents are caused by those driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The busy, high traffic areas of Miami and Coral Cables are not immune to these statistics and far too many lives are ruined by these easily preventable accidents. Contact our dedicated team at the Mesa Law Firm today to schedule a time to meet one on one with an experienced and highly skilled attorney with us. We focus solely on injury cases and we are passionate about helping our clients get justice. You may be entitled to substantial compensation for your injuries and losses so it is important to get your case in progress as soon as possible. We may be able to help!

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