Having a clear mind and focus on the road is crucial to driving responsibly, and distracted driving isn’t limited to texting or surfing the Web. Drivers who are angry or distracted by outside events may drift over lane lines, drive erratically, speed or lose control of the vehicle altogether. Florida residents who are injured in crashes caused by these types of drivers may be able to be awarded compensation for their injuries and hold the at-fault driver responsible through the civil court system.
A man who was inside a Miami-Dade laundromat when a car came crashing into the facility at 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 27 reportedly suffered a broken leg and multiple wounds requiring stitches, and investigators believe an argument between the driver and an employee may have been a factor.
According to reports, a 25-year-old woman was arguing with a female laundromat employee and the employee’s son when she attempted to spray them with an unknown liquid. The woman reportedly then got in her car and drove into the front of Wash World, which is open 24 hours a day. One man was apparently struck by the car and was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he was released that night.
The 25-year-old driver has now been charged with leaving the scene of a crash causing serious bodily injury and aggravated battery and appeared in court on Oct. 28. The next court date was set for mid to late November, and the woman was in Miami-Dade Jail with bond set at $20,000. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Source: NBC Miami, “Arrest Made in Miami-Dade Laundromat Hit-And-Run Crash” Oct. 28, 2014