51-Year-Old Woman Killed on Mother’s Day in Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Collision is Laid to Rest
Patricia Floyd, the 51-year-old mother of three that died in a Florida motor vehicle collision on Mother’s Day was buried on Monday. Floyd was killed when a stolen truck that was speeding struck the car she was riding in. Floyd’s 17-year-old son was also seriously hurt in the multi-car collision. He was taken immediately to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center. His Injuries included internal bleeding and a broken leg. Two other people from one of the two other autos also involved in the motor vehicle collision were also taken to hospitals. Fortunately, their injuries are not fatal. The two men that fled the scene after the deadly crash had reportedly stolen the truck from Gold Coast Crane Service. They have yet to be found although Florida police are continuing to look for them. Reasons why drivers hit and run: • They are riding a stolen automobile • Drunk driving • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs • No driver’s license • They may have violated their probation or are avoiding apprehension for another reason • Panic or fear In 2004, the AAA Foundation reported that almost 11% of police-reported collisions are hit and run cases. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 14,914 people died in hit and run accidents between 1993 and 2004. Our South Florida auto crash law firm represents surviving family members that have lost loved ones in motor vehicle accidents resulting from driver negligence or recklessness. We can pursue all possible avenues of recovery for you. Just because the negligent driver hasn’t been apprehended yet doesn’t mean that you don’t have any options to receive compensation for your injuries and property damage. Killed On Mother's Day Laid To Rest, CBS4.com, May 19, 2008 Police: Driver Of Stolen Truck Flees After Fatal Crash, NBC6, May 12, 2008 Related Web Resources: Hit-run deaths see 20% increase, USA Today, October 17, 2008 Contact The Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A. to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced South Florida hit and run attorneys.