Call Us Now
877-FL-Injury

Interstate 75 Crash Kills One, Injures Two Others

In an unfortunate accident on the afternoon of Thursday, February 18th, 2016, a young motorcyclist was killed in a crash on I-75. The incident occurred around 4:40 p.m. in Hillsborough County.

The victim of the crash, 22-year-old Jowel Jacob Figuero was headed north on the interstate in the center lane when a 2003 Volkswagen Passat merged in front of him. The Passat, driven by 28-year-old Nenad Spanovic of Tampa, FL, did not clear the front end of Figuero’s motorcycle, and the front wheel of the bike hit the back of the car. As a result, Figuero was thrown from the motorcycle, causing severe injuries. He was taken to Tampa General Hospital to be treated, but was later pronounced dead.

Spanovic’s Passat had also been carrying a passenger at the time of the crash: 28-year-old Edita Memic. Both suffered minor injuries, but it is not apparent whether or not they required any hospital care.

An investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol is still pending, and charges have not yet been brought. It is also unclear whether Spanovic bears all of the fault for the accident, or whether Figuero had helped to create a dangerous situation. So far, no additional information has been released regarding whether authorities suspect the involvement of factors like texting or drug/alcohol use.

When dealing a rear-end auto accident, it can be tough to determine where to begin in the midst of the swirl around you. Financial and legal woes can pile up, becoming almost too much to bear on your own. Luckily, the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. are always ready to assist. For over 30 years, Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham has been supporting and representing a variety of injured clients to help them fight for their rights and obtain the compensation they deserve for their suffering. Contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) today to set up a free initial consultation to discuss your rights and start building a case to fight for what you are owed.

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.

Connect with James O. Cunningham on Google+

Related Articles:


Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
                 (877-354-6587)
Fax: 407-843-8274

Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373