In another high-speed tragic accident involving a public figure, a New York alcohol industry entrepreneur known as “Dr. Vodka” was killed in Miami Beach. According to reports, the former doctor turned booze mogul was riding in a Lamborghini that crashed into an SUV while traveling over 100 miles per hour. Authorities indicated that the doctor was killed instantly when the sports car crashed into the Chevy Suburban at a stoplight around 3:00 a.m. The doctor-entrepreneur was widely known in social circles in the Northeast, and the South, including the Carolinas.
The accident made national headlines and took the life of a well-known and respected doctor, entrepreneur and socialite. The wife of the victim has already filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver. Our Charlotte car accident attorneys are experienced in handling complex personal injury and wrongful death claims. We will initiate an immediate investigation to determine the cause of the accident and identify all responsible individuals and entities. When representing victims of car accidents and their loved ones, our priority is seek justice against negligent parties and recover maximum compensation.
According to the New York Daily, the victim of the crash was a Dartmouth medical school graduate who studied biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University. After becoming a doctor he founded Double Cross vodka. He was also the founder and CEO of Old Nassau Imports. The combination of his medical background and foray into the business of spirits yielded him the name “Dr. Vodka.” The Double Cross vodka was created by a distillery in Slovakia and purified with a “diamond dust” filter. The doctor was well-known for his entrepreneurial spirit and was named one of the top 100 innovators of 2012 by Goldman Sachs.
Police reports indicate the Lamborghini was driving at speeds over 100 miles per hour at the moment of impact. The Italian sports car crashed into the back of an SUV, killing the doctor instantly, and sending both drivers to the hospital. The driver of the SUV, also the victim’s 53-year-old brother in law is facing charges of DUI and vehicular homicide. Scenes of the accident showed a crumpled Lamborghini after the car flew more than 100 yards after impact.
This is a tragic accident that has impacted the family, friends, and the Old Nassau Import community. According to reports, police continue to investigate and are waiting toxicology reports. DUI is suspected in this case and the defendant could potentially face DUI manslaughter charges if the toxicology reports indicate he had been drinking or using drugs. Other sources indicated that the doctor and his brother in law were returning home after a night of partying at the Versace Mansion, an elite club that has been open less than a month.
In any accident case that results in serious injury or death, an independent investigator should review the evidence on behalf of victims and their loved ones. An experienced legal advocate can assess the accident reports, witness statements, and toxicology reports to determine the cause of the accident and identify responsible parties. Victims and their loved ones may be entitled to significant compensation for their losses, including medical expenses, future wages, funeral expense, and any additional personal losses endured as a result of the accident.
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