Miami Accident Attorney News: Wife Witnesses Out-of-Control Car Hit, Kill Husband at Doral Bus Stop

florida-doral-mall-car-accident.jpgMIAMI, FL— September 8, 2011 – One traffic fatality was reported following a horrific South Florida collision that occurred in close proximity to the Miami International Mall in Doral on the night of Sept. 6. Although the cause of the fatal car accident remained unclear, NBC Miami reports indicated a 67-year-old male pedestrian was sitting on a bus stop bench with his wife when a vehicle careened off the roadway and struck him.

Reports stated Michelle Soto, 42, was driving her Ford Mustang along Northwest 107 Avenue when it went out of control in the 1400 block for unknown reasons. It was approximately 9:45 p.m. when the vehicle swerved off the road and crashed into Giraldo Lopez, 67, as he sat on a bus stop bench with his wife, whose name was not released.

While Mrs. Lopez was able to avoid being struck by the out-of-control car, her husband succumbed to his severe injuries at the scene of the bus stop crash.

According to Roy Rutland, of the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), “It’s an absolute tragedy, we have a wife that actually witnessed her husband get struck and killed while she was seated directly next to him… It’s a really sad case.” It was not clear if Soto sustained any wounds in the car crash.

Toxicology results are pending as a full investigation into the deadly Miami-area pedestrian accident appears to be underway.


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