As Florida Lawyers, working in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, we are saddened when tourists, those coming to our city to enjoy themselves, are wrongfully killed by the carelessness of speeding motorists. Unfortunately, such another tragedy happened today when two British tourists were killed in a hit-and-run car accident outside of the Marriott Hotel in which they were staying.
A white Porsche, which witnesses say was speeding, and which police suspect was racing another car, struck the victims as they were walking along State Road A1A near the beach, on Seabreeze Blvd. Shortly after the collision, police found the Porsche deserted along I-95 in Ft. Lauderdale.
Considering the area in which this collision occurred, is one that is heavily traveled by pedestrians, we can only hope that local law enforcement will take a more proactive response to hopefully prevent such needless tragedies from occurring.