In the early hours of January 25, 2012 the Weston Car Accident Attorney’s client was properly and safely parked in his 1999 Toyota Camry, having just complete his shift at work and awaiting to do a good deed by bringing his friend home Our client’s vehicle was parked on the 3900 block of Collins Avenue in the early morning hours and was patiently waiting for his friend to place his bicycle into the back seat of his Camry from the sidewalk side. After all, Daniel meant to help his friend and prevent him from bicycling home in traffic in the early morning hours. Daniel thought he was protecting his friend by having him take his bicycle off the streets by offering him this ride. No one would have envisioned that the Defendant, Joao Mauro, 20, (who according to WSVN 7 News has been charged with DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and cocaine possession) or anyone for that matter, would have been operating a motor vehicle in such a negligent manner so as to cause it to come up on to the sidewalk and then strike a vehicle and his friend who was in the process of loading his bicycle.
Our client’s vehicle was propelled some 120 feet down Collin’s Avenue. Mr. Russell Knudson was fatally pinned between the vehicles that struck him the rear door of the Camry he was trying to get his bike into. Mr. Russell Knudson passed away at the scene of this horrific accident. Our client recalls being airborne, experienced being thrown about the inside of his vehicle and after awakening from having lost consciousness being upside down in the passengers seat.
As of now, the information is still sketchy, but, it appears as though Joao Mauro was not the owner of the Mercedes vehicle he was operating and had neither a Florida driver’s license, nor any proof of liability insurance which might inure to the benefit of any of the victims of this tragic crash.
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