Man Fatally Injured in Orlando DUI Hit-And-Run Accident
In the early hours of Monday, February 22nd, 2016, a multi-vehicle crash turned hit-and-run led to a fatal result for an Orlando man. The victim, 42-year-old Brett Adams, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crime.
The accident occurred around 3:10 a.m. on Orange Blossom Trail in Orange County, near Americana Boulevard. The driver of the vehicle that caused the accident was eventually identified as 30-year-old Valentin Oswaldo Sis Sis, also from Orlando. Sis Sis was driving a 2004 Acura when he failed to stop at a red light and smashed into the back end of Adams’ 2001 Mercedes. Due to the impact, the Mercedes was pushed into a Ford SUV, causing yet another vehicle — a Ford pickup truck — to be hit. According to reports, the drivers of the Ford SUV and pickup truck were not injured in the crash. According to Antonio Beltre, a witness at the scene of the crash, Sis Sis’ Acura was estimated as traveling at up to 60 or 70 mph.
Despite the severity of the crash and the amount of damage and debris involved, Sis Sis initially managed to flee the scene. He was later found and identified by police. According to authorities, Sis Sis has lived in Orlando for seven years, but has never obtained a State of Florida driver’s license. As a result of this accident, he faces charges including DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of a crash involving death and driving without a license.
If you’ve lost a loved one to an accident like this one, you’re going through an incredibly tumultuous time emotionally, mentally and financially. With all the swirl surrounding the incident, it can be tough to know where to turn for the appropriate legal guidance and representation. For nearly 40 years, the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. has been helping Orlando individuals and their families navigate through difficult legal terrain, giving them the space to heal and grieve after a tragedy. To discuss your legal rights and needs, set up a free consultation by calling 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587).
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.