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Second University of Miami Student Killed in Coral Gables Crash in the Past 2 Weeks

paul+jones.jpgMiami fashion model identified as hit and run driver in the fatal accident of UM student, Jared Paul Jones. On November 13, 2010, Jared Paul Jones, a 21 year-old English major was struck by a car at around 7:20 p.m. while crossing the intersection of Red Road and Blue Road in the Coral Gables/South Miami area. The car that struck Jared Paul Jones fled the scene of the accident. Initially, the driver of the hit and run was believed to be an elderly man. The following morning Miami fashion model, Valentina Andrews Hubsch, 45, contacted police authorities stating that she was the driver who struck Jared Paul Jones in Coral Gables, Fl. Unfortunately, Jared Paul Jones was pronounced dead the following morning on November 14, 2010.

Two weeks following Jared Paul Jones hit and run fatal car accident, Taylor William Emmons, a sophomore at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida was struck by a car while crossing San Amaro Drive on campus. The location of the Miami car accident occurred near the Sigma Chi fraternity house. This was another tragic car accident in the Miami, Florida area.

“We feel terrible. It was tragic, it was traumatizing, it was a reality check. You have to be safe.” – UM Freshman Justin Engle.

Taylor Emmons.jpgThese two accidents have left the University of Miami community mourning after losing two of its students in the past two weeks. As proud alumnus of the University of Miami School of Law both partner, Jonathan R. Friedland, Esq. and associate, Michael J. Carmona, Esq. of the Friedland Law Group have taken these two tragic pedestrian accidents to heart.

“It is always painful to see two young men with promising futures pass away at such an early age.” – Michael J. Carmona, Esq.

UM Student Struck, Killed While Crossing Street on Campus, JustNews.com, December 5, 2010.


With our law office located only several blocks away from the University of Miami we are constantly driving through the University of Miami campus. In fact, it is part of associate Michael J. Carmona’s every day commute to and from work. It is important to always follow the speed limit while driving, especially while traveling through highly voluminous pedestrian crossing areas. Please make sure to stop at crosswalks and allow pedestrians to safely cross the street in order to avoid serious injuries such as this one. In addition, please always look both ways as a pedestrian prior to crossing the street. Tragic accidents such as Jared Paul Jones and Taylor Emmons incidents can be avoided if car drivers and pedestrians are careful of their surroundings.

The Miami personal injury lawyers at the Friedland Law Group have over 20 years of combined experience in handling South Florida car accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, boat accidents and bike accidents. We can assist you and your family immediately as we have served those in and around Miami-Dade and Broward County including Miami, Coral Gables, South Miami, North Miami, Downtown Miami, Pinecrest, Kendall and Hialeah. Please call our office at (305) 661-2008 today for a free consultation.