A crash between a motorcycle and a Ford SUV left one dead at the crossroads of Micco and Brown Roads in the town of Micco. The drunk driving accident, which is still being investigated, was reported at around 10:25pm on Wednesday.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol’s initial report, the accident was caused by the driver of the SUV, who was arrested when the police arrived. The driver, named Treasure Deal, is a 66-year-old resident of Barefoot Bay. The Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson Sgt. Kim Montes, issued a statement saying that when the officials arrived at the scene of the accident, Deal and her passenger—the 56-year-old Barney Lynch, who was also arrested due to an outstanding warrant issued from the state of Wisconsin related to child support—were both intoxicated, having just come from a bar down the road.
Sgt. Montes went on to state that Treasure Deal and her passenger both cooperated fully with the police when blood was drawn and other tests performed on the duo. When it became clear that alcohol was a factor in the deadly crash, Deal was placed in handcuffs and led off to the police station.
Unfortunately, due to the negligence and poor decisions of Treasure Deal, an individual is still dead. Jorge Rivera, a Palm Bay resident, was killed in the accident when the SUV collided with his motorcycle. The age of Rivera has not been released, nor has any statement regarding Rivera’s next of kin been issued. Regardless, the unexpected loss of this individual’s life will ripple throughout the lives of those who knew and loved him, and nothing can be done to change this.
Accidents such as this occur every week in Florida, and many of them are similar to the one that cost Jorge Rivera his life. When people climb behind the wheels of their cars, they are accepting the great responsibility that comes with this position. Alcohol, cell phones, and other distractions create dangerous and ultimately deadly situations. Most upsetting is that these situations are often deadly to individuals who are not drinking, texting, or otherwise distracted.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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