Sunday, August 24, 2008

Florida Accident Mirrors Mexican-Texas Border Accident

Early this morning, a Miami Beach cabbie plowed into a group of cyclists in an accident eerily similar to an event that's photograph flooded e-mail accounts earlier this year. The accident happened on the MacArthur Causeway at approximately 8:00 am as a group of cyclists were out for a leisurely ride. The Miami Herald reports:

The 8 a.m. accident left many of the riders sprawled on the pavement in the eastbound lane and sent six to the hospital. The most seriously injured was a 48-year-old rushed to Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition. Five others were brought to the hospital in stable condition. Some were later released.

The alleged driver, Hebert Morais, worked for Checker Cab and apparently openly admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel of the car. If true, Morais is likely to be hit with a variety of charges and find himself in need of a Miami criminal defense attorney. As of late Sunday, however, Morais had yet to be charged.

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