Three Children Killed in Miami Drunk Driving Car Accident are Remembered During Triple Funeral
In South Florida hundreds of people came out to mourn three young children who were killed in a deadly Miami accident late last month. The Serrano children, 10-year-old Hector, 7-year-old Esmerelda, and 4-year-old Amber, died from injuries they sustained when an SUV struck their family minivan from the back. Their father, Hector, who was driving the vehicle they were riding in, was stopped at a red light when the Florida car accident happened. He survived the auto accident with a broken arm. Tests later showed that the SUV’s driver, Gabriel Delrisco, was driving under the influence of alcohol. His blood alcohol level was .239, which is nearly triple the Florida legal limit of .08%. He has been charged with three counts of DUI manslaughter. Delrisco reportedly has an extensive record of traffic violations, including a 2001 DUI conviction and at least 26 infractions. He has also failed to appear in court multiple times. Last week, a Miam-Dade Circuit Court judge denied bail for Delrisco. Judge Rosa Rodrigueza found that Delrisco was a danger to society and himself. The Serrano family’s Florida personal injury lawyer says that Hector and Mirian Serrano are trying to find out who served Delrisco so much alcohol in case they decide to sue for wrongful death. Drunk driving is reckless behavior that can destroy the lives of victims and their families. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2007 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fact Sheet: • 12,988 died in drunk driving accidents. • 3,214 of those alcohol impaired-related deaths occurred in Florida. • 245 of these victims were children younger than 15. • 130 of these kids were riding in a vehicle with a drunk driver. If you or someone you love was injured in a Miami traffic accident because another motorist was reckless or careless, not only are you entitled to Personal Injury Protection coverage but you may also have grounds to file a Florida personal injury or wrongful death claim for financial recovery. Related Web Resource: Florida DUI and Administrative Suspensions, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Our Miami car accident lawyers would like to discuss your personal injury case during a free consultation. The Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A. also represents families with injuries to minor cases against negligent motorists.