Suspect in Fatal Miami Hit-and-Run Accident Arrested
The Miami Herald reports that Cedric Williams, 48, has been arrested as a suspect in a fatal Miami hit-and-run accident that took the lives of three people and seriously injured another on January 2. According to the article, 25-year-old Robbie Wissler, 69-year-old Robert Judd, 20-year-old Lindsey Ellen Ennis, and 19-year-old Kayla Elizabeth Bain were riding in a Honda Civic when they were struck by Williams, who was traveling in a Chevy Astro van. Investigators stated that all occupants of the Civic were wearing seat belts. However, Wissler, Ennis, and Bain were all killed instantly as a result of the accident. Judd suffered serious injuries and was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Williams confessed he had been drinking before the crash. He was driving with a suspended license, ran through a red light at the intersection of Northeast Second Avenue and 82nd Street, and fled the scene of the collision. Williams sustained bruises, scrapes, and a minor head injury from the crash. According to the report, he showed remorse when discussing the accident. He is being charged with four counts of leaving an accident scene with deaths or injuries and driving with an expired and suspended license.
Auto accidents can be devastating, especially when a motorist who contributes to or causes the collision flees the scene. Hit-and-run car crashes present many challenges for individuals injured and family members of those killed.
No family should ever have to lose a loved one due to an auto accident, let alone a hit-and-run crash. In the face of obstacles posed by such tragedies, a family may be able to obtain compensation to offset medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and other damages if it is determined that another person’s negligence lead to the death of their loved one.
The Florida hit-and-run accident lawyers at Farah & Farah are members of the national group, Hit-and-Run Reward, sponsored by American personal injury attorneys who believe if you report a hit-and-run driver, you will not only help keep a dangerous driver off the road, but you could receive a financial reward of $1,000 for anyone you turn in who is later convicted of the hit-and-run. The number to call to report a hit-and-run driver with this group is 1-800-644-8678 and the website is www.hitandrunreward.com.