Personal Injury Lawyer Caught In Hit and Run Case That Killed Woman
A personal injury lawyer from Miami known for having faced several traffic convictions has been busted on charges of fatally hitting a woman in a crosswalk and then speeding off with his Mercedes-Benz as per reports. Officials said,Tatum Holloway, 26, of Michigan, was slammed into by Marcos Antonio Gonzalez-Balboa, 65, as she was crossing Fairway Drive in Miami Lakes after leaving a McDonald’s about 2:30 a.m. Dec. 7 and the impact sent the young woman flying into the air and landing on a curb.
Gonzalez-Balboa sped away in his silver C-Class Benz, while Holloway was left on the side of the road until a passer-by found her and informed 911 as per Miami-Dade police.His vehicle was found a day after the crash, however the authorities had not been able to connect it to Gonzalez-Balboa, who owns a law firm around 2 miles from the scene of accident.
Holloway’s family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Gonzalez-Balboa on Tuesday in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court and sought more than $15,000 in damages to cover medical and funeral expenses. According to the suit, Gonzalez-Balboa was driving recklessly and failed to yield at the crosswalk. The suit also says that the suspect sped off without stopping to help the stricken woman or calling 911.Holloway, a resident of Traverse, Michigan worked as an auctioneer for Park West Gallery and was in the Miami area for business. Park West operates art galleries on cruise ships and holds auctions on board.
According to court records, Gonzalez-Balboa was charged with vehicular homicide, failure to stop at the scene of crash, DUI charges such as DUI manslaughter, failure to render aid and tampering with evidence. The lawyer received around 22 tickets from the year 1993-2013, most of which were dismissed for various reasons, as per reports of the Herald, citing Miami-Dade County traffic court records. However, he was convicted of careless driving in the year 1994, running a stop sign in 1997, speeding in 2005, reckless driving in 2006 and speeding in a school zone in 2010.Gonzalez-Balboa was being held at a Miami-Dade County jail on $150,000 bond. Facts are unclear about whether the disgraced attorney has obtained his own personal injury lawyer.
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