Drunk Driving May Have Been a Factor in Fatal Palm Beach County Car Accident Involving International Polo Club Owner and University of Central Florida Graduate
Police are trying to determine whether alcohol played a factor in the deadly Wellington, Florida car crash that claimed the life of University of Central Florida graduate Scott Patrick. The 23-year-old died on Friday when his Hyundai was struck by a Bentley convertible driven by International Polo Club Palm Beach owner John B. Goodman. Goodman is accused of running a stop sign and crashing into Patrick’s car at 120th Avenue South and Lake Worth Road. The Palm Beach motor vehicle collision caused Scott’s vehicle to fall into a canal where it landed upside down. He died at the South Florida auto accident site. Goodman, 46, was treated at a hospital and then released. Wilson’s parents are wondering why Goodman, the son of an air-conditioning magnate, hasn’t yet been charged with even just one traffic violation over the deadly Wellington, Florida motor vehicle collision. They also want to know whether more could have been done to save their son’s life. According to the Houston Press, on the night of the Palm Beach County, Florida car wreck, the multimillionaire had dined at a tavern where the YMCA Polo Bartender's Challenge was taking place. He also spent time at the Player’s Club until about 10 minute before the crash. Authorities are waiting for toxicology results before reaching any conclusions. Palm Beach Car Accident Even if police decide not to press charges against the driver you believe caused your Palm Beach car accident, you may be able to pursue recovery in civil court. Drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, failure to obey traffic signs, and other careless driving activities can be grounds for suing a motorist for Palm Beach personal injury. While Florida PIP (Personal Injury Protection) provides some compensation for injuries sustained during a car wreck, sometimes the extent of injuries, damages, and losses go beyond what your insurance covers. Obtaining Florida injury compensation can help cover medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation expenses, funeral costs, and burial or cremation bills. It also allows you to be compensated for your pain and suffering and other damages. John Goodman, Bazillionaire Polo Patron, Awaits Possible Charges In Fatal Palm Beach Bentley Wreck, Houston Press, February 16, 2010 International Polo Club founder hurt, UCF grad killed in Wellington car crash, Sun-Sentinel, February 13, 2010 Related Web Resources: Car Accidents and Negligence: When You Are Liable for Another Person's Driving, Nolo Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle Department Do not hesitate to contact our Palm Beach motor vehicle accident law firm.