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Driving While Emotionally Upset Or Angry Is Distracted Driving Which Can Lead To Serious Injury, Death And Lawsuits

Attorney David I. Fuchs

Author

Attorney David I. Fuchs

Date

Aug. 9, 2012

Category

Car Accident Law

The Miami Herald this week reported that soon after filing for divorce a South Florida driver lost control of his vehicle and smashed into a nursing home in North Miami Beach. The driver was killed in the car accident.

A friend of the deceased lived near the nursing home, saw his friend’s car protruding from the building and he realized who was driving the car. He went to the accident scene after hearing police sirens.

His wife appeared at the scene, visibly distraught and stated that she and the deceased has been married for six years but were in the process of divorce proceedings. Police found no indications of alcohol or drug use in the vehicle but did indicate that the deceased had a long record of speeding tickets and other traffic infractions.

Police investigators are waiting for the results of blood tests to ascertain whether or not the deceased was intoxicated at the time of the crash. Elderly residents of the home had quite a shock understandably and were jolted awake to find that a car had deed smashed into their building. The car apparently entered in a small bathroom between two rooms. Thankfully none of the residents were seriously injured.

Police indicate that the car was traveling at approximately 70 mph, which is two times the legal speed limit for the area. Miami officials worked Wednesday to remove the car from the building and utilized a 70-ton rotating tow truck to that end. The body was pulled from the car after it was back on the ground.