Man Accused of Fatally Striking Miramar, Florida Motorcyclist in Broward County Traffic Accident is Charged with DUI Manslaughter
Bail has been set at $80,000 for the man accused of fatally striking Davie motorcyclist Eric Maron in Miramar. The deadly Broward County, Florida motorcycle crash occurred on Tuesday as driver Robert L. Jones was taking his 9-year-old stepdaughter to school around 7:20am. Jones was allegedly drunk. Police say his blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit when the Miramar motorcycle accident happened at the intersection of Island Drive and Pembroke Road. The 31-year-old driver is accused of running over Maron and then leaving the crash site. Investigators discovered Maron’s body under Jones’s Toyota. Among the charges Jones is facing is DUI manslaughter. An arrest reports claims that Jones struck the back of Maron's bike and then dragged the rider under the vehicle for some 180 feet before stopping. The judge who set the bail noted that Jones took his stepdaughter and fled the crash site. Jones is also accused of concealing evidence when he tossed out a plastic cup that may have contained alcohol. One witness to the Broward County motor vehicle accident said that as Jones was walking away, he told him that he was going to take the young girl to school and then come back. Florida Motorcycle Accidents Even though a motorcycle rider can do everything within his or her power to ride safely, he or she can sometimes end up at the mercy of a drunk driver, a distracted driver, or an inexperienced motorists. During these instances, the consequences can be fatal for the motorcyclist, who may get thrown off the bike, crushed by a vehicle, or land in oncoming traffic. A rider who survives a serious Florida motorcycle accident may have to cope with a spinal cord injury, a traumatic brain injury, or other serious injuries. While prosecutors can pursue criminal charges against a negligent motorist, they cannot hold a driver financially liable for injuries and loss of life sustained during a Broward County motorcycle crash. Related Web Resources: Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Our Broward County motorcycle crash lawyers would like to offer you a free consultation about your case.