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Port St. Lucie Widow Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Police Officer

motorcycle-accident-2.jpg In June of last year, John Garcia was killed while riding his motorcycle in the early morning hours. John Holman failed to yield to Garcia as he was making a left hand turn and crashed his Jeep Wrangler into the sixty-three year old man’s motorcycle. Florida Highway Patrol cited Holman but the citation was dismissed when the police officer did not appear at the hearing. Holman is a Port St. Lucie police sergeant who was off-duty at the time of the accident. Holman’s son was riding with him at the time of the accident and neither sustained injuries. Garcia, however, died at the scene.

Garcia’s widow filed a wrongful death suit on behalf oh herself and Garcia’s son Derek. The wrongful death suit is seeking more than $1 million in damages. The suit also lists Holman’s wife as a defendant because she also owns the Jeep Wrangler. The Garcia family attorney, Guy Rubin, is considering asking the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate how the Florida Highway Patrol Officer handed the investigation, questioning why Holman only received a failure to yield ticket when Garcia died as a result of vehicular homicide.

Port St. Lucie police sergeant sued for role in fatal 2010 crash, www.tcpalm.com July 21, 2011.


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