Port Charlotte Accident Attorney: Was the Rays Matt Bush at Fault in More than One Accident?

by Carmen Dellutri on April 26, 2012

Cape Coral injury attorneyAs Port Charlotte accident attorneys, we are concerned by reports that Rays minor-league pitcher Matt Bush was involved in several accidents on the day he struck and injured a motorcyclist Tony Tufano. As we reported last week, Bush is facing criminal charges and a personal injury lawsuit for the Port Charlotte accident.

Now, it turns out that Bush may have been involved in two other accidents earlier in the day. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Bush told police he also hit a pole earlier that day in Sarasota, but he didn't mention another crash in Venice that happened first.

According to a Venice police department report, at around 2:20 p.m., Bush attempted to make an illegal U-turn, and he sideswiped a vehicle stopped at a red light on SR 45A northbound. The report states Bush fled the scene on a U.S. 41 bypass. The Venice Police department subsequently issued an "attempt to locate" order on Bush's vehicle, based on information given by the victims, which included several numbers off the Maryland license tag.

An hour later, the Sarasota County Sheriff's office advised Venice police that the State College of Florida just had a hit-and-run that involved the Durango, which fled the scene after hitting a light pole. The Sheriff's office filed a non-arrest complaint for leaving the scene of an accident with property damage; it read: "light pole had been struck on the campus near the roadway, the light pole was cut in half and there was still multiple black pieces of a vehicle lying on the ground from the impact."

These prior incidents will certainly help the Tufano family build their personal injury lawsuit against Bush. They not only show that he was driving erratically, but also that he left the scene of not one but three accidents on the day in question.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Port Charlotte car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Port Charlotte injury attorneys for a free consultation.


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