Police arrest motorcyclist for a fatal DUI accident in Florida

Last updated Monday, January 9th, 2023

Police arrest motorcyclist for a fatal DUI accident in Florida

Titusville Police on Wednesday, January 4 charged the driver of a motorcycle with killing a human and an unborn child following a Memorial Day DUI accident in Florida last year. 

A motorcycle driven by Tyler Zimmerman, 27, crashed into a vehicle on South Washington Avenue near Riveredge Drive, triggering an investigation by Titusville police. Kristen Kief, the motorcycle’s passenger, could not survive the devastating collision and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

According to investigators, Zimmerman appeared impaired, smelt of alcohol, and had no memory of riding alongside a passenger. As per records, his blood alcohol content exceeded the legal threshold by 1.53 times.

There was no injury reported to the driver of the vehicle the motorcycle collided with.

Our heart goes out to the Kief family in their unbearable loss.

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The DUI accident in Florida was heartbreaking

Despite making up barely 3% of registered vehicles in the U.S., motorcycles are responsible for 14% of all traffic deaths. DUI or driving under the influence must be addressed as a grave social issue as it accounts for nearly 30% of Florida’s traffic deaths as excessive alcohol impairs judgment and slows reaction times. 

According to Florida Statute 316.193, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs constitutes a crime. It is punishable by up to five years in prison if it causes serious injury. In cases where it results in death, the crime is considered a second-degree felony, with up to 15 years in prison as the penalty.

As experienced motorcycle accident attorneys, Rebein Law stands up for the rights of motorcycle accident victims and ensures they receive maximum compensation in the event of a serious incident. 

Our Tampa wrongful death lawyer is committed to pursuing maximum compensation for your family following a tragedy of this magnitude.

Call to speak with Attorney Paul Rebein at (813) 544-3530 today and get the right guidance.

Note: Secondary sources were used in the creation of this post. Our team has not independently verified the facts surrounding this accident. If any information is not correct, please contact Rebein Law so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request.

Disclaimer: This post aims to inform our readers about the dangers of driving and to provide information for people injured in an accident in Florida. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information provided is intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.


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