Family Of Man Killed In Causeway Crash Announces Wrongful Death Lawsuit
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miami attorney has announce that a lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the family of Dr. Malcolm Lloyd who was killed in a car crash on the MacArthur Causeway.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Lloyd’s wife and two children against 53-year old Andres Toro.
On the morning of April 24th, Toro crashed his Lamborghini into the back of a Chevrolet Suburban stopped at a light at Fountain Street. Lloyd, 42, who was a passenger in the Lamborghini, was killed. The driver of the SUV, 46-year-old Raul Alfonzo, was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
The accident report says that the Lamborghini tried to change lanes and struck the Suburban. The report said there was no evidence that the driver tried to brake for the red light and demonstrated a “willful and wanton disregard for persons or property.”
Attorney Ervin Gonzalez filed the suit against Toro alleging “intentional misconduct, gross negligence, and a reckless disregard for the welfare of Dr. Lloyd.”
According to the complaint, Toro was legally intoxicated while driving the Lamborghini in excess of 100 miles per hour, westbound on MacArthur Causeway, when he slammed into the back of the SUV. The impact sent the Lamborghini more than 100 yards into the air, according to the complaint.
Gonzalez said Toro and Lloyd had been discussing possible business investments at the Versace mansion on Miami Beach in the hours before the crash. The suit points out that Toro’s blood alcohol level, which was taken approximately 40 minutes following the crash, was 0.173, more than twice the state’s legal limit.
Lloyd’s sister, April Harb, said she knows what she would say to Toro if given the opportunity.
“How could you have been so stupid,” said Harb. “I mean from what I understand he has children of his own and how could you have been so careless with my brother’s life.”
Lloyd was the founder and CEO of Old Nassau Imports, a luxury alcohol company. According to a press release from the company, Lloyd was honored as one of 2012′s most innovative entrepreneurs.
In addition to Vehicular Homicide, Toro has been charged with DUI Manslaughter and DUI with Serious Bodily Injury. If Toro is convicted of all the charges, Toro could face at least 21 years behind bars.