wrongful death lawsuit
A spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol recently announced that they have made an arrest in connection with a fatal hit-and-run bicycle accident that occurred on Sept. 22, 2012, near Apopka. The suspect, 24-year-old Ryan Scott Peterson, turned himself in to troopers recently and faces multiple charges, including leaving the scene of an accident causing death. He is charged with causing the death of a 31-year-old bicyclist, who was found on the shoulder of Orange Blossom Trail around 8 a.m. on Sept. 22. Troopers say that the victim had been struck and killed hours earlier while riding along OBT.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a recent fatal motorcycle accident near Apopka that killed a 52-year-old man. Troopers say that the man was riding a Yamaha motorcycle southbound on Orange Blossom Trail near Overland Road when a car turned left in front of him and cut him off. They say that the accident occurred around 11 p.m. at the intersection of S. Orange Blossom Trail and Overland Road when a northbound Nissan Sentra attempted to make a left turn onto Overland Road from S. Orange Blossom Trail.
Daytona Beach police are looking for the driver of a sports utility vehicle who struck and killed a 22-year-old Daytona Beach woman on Jan. 30. Accident investigators report that the accident occurred at the intersection of International Speedway Boulevard and South Oleander Avenue around 2:15 a.m. The victim was riding her bike westbound in the outside lane of International Speedway Boulevard when she was struck from behind by a Nissan SUV. Police say that the driver of the Nissan made no attempt to stop after colliding with the bicyclist and that the impact threw her from her bicycle. The SUV was last seen heading westbound over the International Speedway Boulevard Bridge.
The family of a Eustis man who was killed in a 2010 hit-and-run pedestrian accident has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver who caused the accident. James O. Cunningham and other Orlando wrongful death attorneys are following developments in this case closely, as this pedestrian accident is one of many that have claimed the lives of Central Florida residents over the last couple of years. The civil lawsuit filed this month against the driver seeks more than $15,000 in damages for the December 2010 accident that killed a man walking his dog.
The parents of a young Florida girl who died after undergoing a routine tonsillectomy have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital where the surgery was performed. The parents filed a complaint against Mease Countryside Hospital and the doctors who treated their daughter. They claim that a potent mixture of drugs and medical negligence caused her death. A few minutes after the girl went into surgery on August 13, 2010, she developed pulmonary edema, which caused a buildup of excess fluid in her lungs. The fluid accumulated so much that the girl went into cardiac arrest, and, despite doctors’ efforts to resuscitate her, she died two days after the surgery.