Davie, FL (November 27, 2018) - The victims of a deadly crash involving a car and 14 bicyclists have been identified by police. The incident took place on Sunday, November 25th on State Road 84.
Police say that 33-year-old Nicole Vanderweit was traveling on SR 85 around 8:30 when she crashed into a group of cyclists. Vanderweit told police that she was distracted when the crash occurred. 53-year-old Denise Marsh was killed in the collision while 62-year-old Carlos Rodriguez sustained critical injuries. Three other bicyclists were admitted to the hospital.
Police are still investigating the crash. They have examined Vanderweit's phone and do not believe that she was using the phone when the accident took place. At this time, the source of her distractions remains unclear.
Our thoughts are with the family of Denise Marsh and Carlos Rodriguez in this tragic Davie bicycle accident. Over 100 bicyclists are killed in crashes across Florida each year. Many bicycle accidents are avoidable through the exercise of caution.
When a bicycle crash takes place, a close investigation of the accident scene is required. Police must determine who was at fault. In a situation where someone dies as a result of negligence on our roadways, the law provides a remedy. In Florida, a wrongful death claim may be filed by the deceased's next-of-kin. In a wrongful death action, the surviving family members can recover damages against the negligent party.
At Rubenstein Law, our attorneys have handled numerous wrongful death cases on behalf of family members who have lost their loved ones in traffic crashes. If we can be of assistance to you, please contact us any time for your free consultation at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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