A high-speed rear-end crash proved fatal for a 60-year-old Florida man and the driver accused of causing the deadly crash is refusing to speak. Radomin Delgado of Pembroke Pines has hired a lawyer and declined to provide and answer to whether he was driving the 430 Scuderia Ferrari on I-75 when it crashed into the back of a Hyundai Sonata driven by Jorge Arrojas.
The rear-end collision sent the Sonata crashing into the car in front of it; in total, three vehicles were involved in the fatal crash. The driver of the Ferrari abandoned the sports car and fled the scene of the hit-and-run literally, on foot.
If Delgado was in fact driving his Ferrari at the time of the deadly crash, investigators believe he would show signs of injury from the crash, possibly including bruising from the air bag deploying.
If you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident, you may have legal options even if you are unable to determine the identity of the at-fault driver. If you have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage on your auto insurance, you may be able to make a claim for damages and expenses.
If you are able to determine the identity of the at-fault driver, a car accident attorney can help you pursue compensation to the full extent available by law. A hit-and-run is also a criminal offense in Florida; in addition to a civil lawsuit, the driver involved could face substantial fines or prison time after facing the criminal justice system.
Source: Sun Sentinel, "Ferrari owner refuses to talk in fatal crash probe, police say," August 14, 2013