Widow of Dr. Vodka Files Wrongful Death Suit after Fatal Lamborghini Crash in Miami
Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on May 05, 2014 in Auto Accidents
The wife of vodka mogul Malcolm Lloyd has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of a 2012 Lamborghini Aventador that slammed into an SUV on Miamis MacArthur Causeway in the early morning hours of April 24, resulting in Lloyd's death.
Andres Esteban Toro, the driver of the Lamborghini and Lloyd's brother-in-law, is facing criminal charges for vehicular homicide, drunken-driving manslaughter and drunken-driving serious bodily injury from the incident.
The night of the car crash, Lloyd headed home as a passenger in Toros vehicle. With a third passenger in tow, the pair left a party at the Versace mansion on South Beach and headed home toward the mainland.
Reports indicate that the crash took place at approximately 2 a.m. The Lamborghini was traveling at 120 mph when it went airborne for roughly 100 yards, finally slamming into the back of an SUV stopped at a red light. Toro and the third passenger, Raul Alonzo, both suffered serious personal injuries in the crash while Lloyd was killed.
Lloyd's widow, Solange Sandy Lloyd, brought the civil action on behalf of herself, Lloyd's estate and the couples two sons, ages 1 and 5 years old.
Legal counsel for the Lloyds noted that Toros blood alcohol level was 0.173, or more than double the legal limit, at the time of the crash.
Solange Lloyd's complaint reserves the right to seek punitive damages because of Toros, grossly negligent conduct.
Lloyd gained the nickname Dr. Vodka after successfully launching Double Cross Vodka, as a nod to his background in biomedical engineering, medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, and the healthcare technology company he founded prior to launching Double Cross.
Solange Lloyd's complaint further alleges that the accident has cost the estate in loss of earnings from the deceased and loss of prospective net accumulations in light of the wrongful death.