MIAMI (CBS4) – While former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning is focusing on his Zo’s Summer Groove, his attorney is dealing with a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

William Candelario, 20, sued Mourning over an early Sunday morning accident allegedly with Mourning. The crash happened at 3 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the Julia Tuttle Causeway.

Candelario’s attorney, Spencer Aronfeld, said Candelario’s Audi was headed across the bridge when he crashed and flipped several times. According to Aronfeld, Mourning’s Porsche hit the Audi after Candelario’s initial accident.

“We don’t know how Mr. Mourning was involved in this crash, but we do know how he left the scene of it,” Aronfeld said.

Aronfeld said Mourning returned approximately 40 minutes later in a different car with his wife Traci. Aronfeld said Mourning’s Porsche has $30,000 in damages. However, the amount of damages is not listed on the Florida Highway Patrol’s accident report.

FHP said Mourning’s car hit the rear driver’s side of Candelario’s car. FHP’s report said Mourning left and called FHP about the accident and was told to return to the scene. Mourning did this and gave a statement to an FHP trooper.

According to Aronfeld, it’s not known if Mourning took a sobriety test.

For his part, Candelario remembers nothing about the accident, but claims that he wasn’t drinking or under the influence, just driving around South Beach.

William Candelario's Audi

(Source: Aronfeld Trial Laywers)

“I barely remember getting home that night,” Candelario said. “But we never entered a club. We never entered a bar. We never had any kind of alcoholic drink.”

“He’s been diagnosed with a concussion,” Aronfeld said. “He has memory loss. He has amnesia. He is now being put under the care of a neurologist.”

Candelario is suing for “information” and damages. Aronfeld said the Audi A4 was a loss and that William is enduring other major expenses.

“This is not a witch hunt,” Aronfeld said. “What we are doing here is looking for answers. Somebody has to be responsible for compensating him for the loss of his time from work, time from school, medical bills in the past and in the future.”

The Florida Highway Patrol said they still have a couple of witnesses to interview before they release a full crash report, but charges are pending.

CBS4 caught up with Mourning at his annual charity basketball camp.

“It’s unfortunate,” Mourning said. “I’ve been very cooperative with authorities and from my understanding, no one was hurt; and I’m looking forward to a positive conclusion with all this. I think it’s an unfortunate situation that it has gotten to this point.”

Comments (10)
  1. Mike says:

    Ahhhhhh…. I don’t remember anything, I don’t remember how I got home…… typical. I don’t see damage to the car that indicates it flipped several times, and $30’000 in damage to a porsche means totaled…… This idiot just wants $$$$$ …….

  2. China says:

    What happened to actual person who caused the accident. Is that person being sued as well. I am sure that the this a window of opportunity for this kid and that’s the reason he is suing Alonso.

  3. sirock says:

    Lowlife looking for an easy buck must be a democrat

  4. abootnkiki says:

    so hes the lowlife looking for a buck but mourning is the one that left the scene and came back 40 minutes later;lol;and has not been arrested yet;if it was any other citizen they would have been arrested when they came back to the scene

    1. roger says:

      you are 1000 percent correct

    2. sirock says:

      The guy wrecked his car rolling it over before Alonso ever got there it is his fault he only reaching for the low hanging fruit. What ever happened to taking responsibility for your own actions?

      1. abootnkiki says:

        so if u trip in the middle of the street and then get run over by me then no one in your family will sue me right?

  5. Ernie says:

    Leaving the seen of an accident is a crime and Mourning is not above the law. He has insurance dont anyone loose sleep over this stupidity. The truth is mourning doesnt even need an attorney thats what insurance is for. The problem is he knows its criminal to flee the seen of an accident and he was probably drinking. Burn his ass..

  6. abootnkiki says:

    the news reports alonzo will not be charged because he called and reported his involvement soon thereafter.yes he did,after 40 minutes.If i keft the scene of an accident and was spotted by an officer as i left and he chased me for 40 minutes and i finally pulled over and then admitted to the accident would he let me go home????? this is someone treated differently

    1. O Lord! says:

      You led a cop on a chase for 40 minutes, and didn’t stop, and you’re surprised he wouldn’t let you go? You’re making this up, right? Nobody is that clueless.

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