A lawsuit has been filed by the family of the passenger in a Lamborghini that crashed on April 24th on the MacArthur Causeway.
The family of Dr. Malcolm Lloyd, who was killed in the accident, filed suit against Andres Esteban Toro, the driver in the fatal crash. The Lamborghini that Lloyd and Toro were in slammed into the back of an SUV that was stopped at a red light.
According to the lawyer representing the Lloyd family, investigators said there were no signs that Toro used his breaks before smashing into the SUV. Dr. Lloyd died at the scene of the accident.
“Excessive speed and excessive drinking are a lethal combination that took the life of a brilliant man and instantly made a beautiful wife a widow and two little boys fatherless,” said attorney Ervin Gonzalez, the Lloyd family’s attorney. “The defendant's acts were reckless and despicable and cannot be tolerated in our society. We hope this case will bring some attention to the dangers of drinking and driving and deter others from acting in a similar manner.”
Toro faces criminal charges including one count of DUI manslaughter and one count of DUI causing serious bodily injury. He also faces an additional charge of vehicular homicide.
The charges came after toxicology reports showed Toro had a .173 blood alcohol level at 4:53 a.m., more than twice the legal limit and the sample was taken more than two hours after the fatal April 24 crash. A second sample, taken almost five hours later, showed Toro had a .132 blood alcohol level, police said. The legal limit in Florida is .08.
Toro’s bond was increased to $250,000 when the new charges were added this week. Toro was still in the hospital earlier this week due to the injuries he suffered in the crash.
Dr. Lloyd was a biomedical engineer and is survived by his wife and two children, both under the age of five.