Tragically, Jorge Arrojas was killed in a deadly car accident near Miami, Florida last weekend. But who is responsible? Who drove the Ferrari Scuderia that propelled Jorge Arrojas’ Hyundai “end over end” into the median that separates I-75?
According to news reports, the Ferrari Scuderia that crashed into Arrojas is allegedly owned by Radomin Delgado.
But here is the kicker… the person who was driving that Ferrari and who caused this fatal crash fled the scene and failed to render aid.
If I was a betting man, my experience as a criminal attorney and injury attorney tells me that the driver of the Ferrari was likely DUI. With the exception of people with open warrants or suspended driver’s licenses (which are both unlikely offenses for wealthy people who drive Ferraris), being DUI is the number one reason why someone flees the scene of a fatal car accident.
Putting my speculation about DUI aside, there are a number of ways police can investigate the true identity of the Ferrari’s driver.
For instance, they can subpoena Radomin Delgado’s cell phone records, Sunpass records, and credit card records. This information would reveal 1) who Delgado spoke to on the night in question, 2) what toll plazas his Ferrari drove through, and 3) where he spent his money. As the owner of the Ferrari in question, it would be a good idea to start with him. Assuming he was the driver, for investigative purposes, is only logical.
These leads may unveil video surveillance, eye witnesses, or other people who might be willing to cooperate with the investigation.
For example, a subpoena of phone records may show Delgado called a restaurant that day. Being that this case took place on the weekend, odds are such a call would have been made to make reservations or get directions. Investigators could follow that lead and interview employees or other patrons at the restaurant that night. They could even get a copy of the bill.
Witnesses may be found who could tell investigators whether he drove his Ferrari to or from the restaurant, whether or not he was alone, or whether someone else was driving.
Of course, the ultimate question is not whether he drove away from a restaurant, but whether or not he was driving at the time of the accident.
If he was with another person, it would be a huge break for law enforcement to identify who that is. Questioning that person could be the big break in this case.
That said, I think cell phone evidence is probable to best lead to follow and is usually the easiest to develop. Based on my experience, I would bet that the person who drove that Ferrari and fled the scene made a cell phone call to a third person immediately after the crash.
Using GPS data, I would bet the driver made that call within a mile of the scene of the accident.
In fact, if I was a law enforcement investigator, I would subpoena all the cellular phone records of phones that pinged on towers within a one mile radius of the scene of the accident for a full hour following the accident.
A man is dead and the responsible person needs to be identified.
Hopefully law enforcement will do its job and not simply accept the “plain old, plain old” as a method of solving this crime. They need to get creative and put the right effort using the tools the law gives them to investigate crimes.
My condolences go out to the victim’s family and loved ones.