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Two men run over by out-of-control Porsche

Two Florida men who died in an early-morning car accident on June 13 have been identified by Fort Lauderdale police. The men were victims of a Porsche that lost control, plunging over a curb and into a group of bushes. Official reports show that the men, ages 30 and 35, had been sitting in a parking lot when they were struck by the car. A 22-year-old woman was behind the wheel of the vehicle when it crashed.

Authorities have not yet arrested the woman in connection with the deaths. They say they are waiting for the results of a full toxicology report. That report will not be available for six to eight weeks. It is not clear whether the woman will face charges in the interim.

Officers say the woman was driving west when she attempted to make a turn near the Museum of Science and Broward Center for the Performing Arts. She lost control of the car, plunging through hedges and into a parking lot where many local homeless people choose to sleep. The woman struck the two victims while they were sitting on a curb. A third person sitting with the victims was able to escape injury. That person's name will not be released until the investigation is complete. In addition, the names of the two passengers in the vehicle are being withheld at this time. It does not appear that those people suffered injury in the crash.

The woman has been arrested for multiple offenses in the past, including driving without a license and driving without lights on.

The victims' families in this case could seek financial compensation for wrongful death, loss of consort, pain and suffering, emotional distress and funeral costs in connection with the accident. These relatives should consult a qualified personal injury attorney in Florida to help them understand more about their legal rights and responsibilities in connection with this accident.

Source: www.miamiherald.com, "Two men killed by Porsche identified" Carli Teproff, Jun. 14, 2013

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