Shooting, Car Crash and Deadly Standoff All Allegedly from One Incident in Broward

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After allegedly wounding a woman and her daughter, Antonio Feliu led police on a two-county chase causing an accident. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene comment that it didn't end with just the accident.

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According to a report released by the Miami Herald titled "Live from West Broward: a tale of bloodshed, bravery and loss" (9.18.13), Maritza Medina was involved in a vehicle accident with a man who had earlier mortally wounded a woman and her daughter. The accident allegedly ejected Medina from her sedan as it was split into pieces. Metal from the accident, was spread throughout a field near the Everglades, along U.S. 27.

"There are a number of factors that could cause an accident and at this point an attorney could inform the individuals involved of their legal rights," comments Michael Steinger. "Incidents like this occur and legal advice is the best option for individuals involved. At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene we know how quickly an average daily activity can turn tragic and want to help in every way we can."

Miami Herald reported that the accident allegedly didn't stop Antonio Feliu, 48, from fighting, however.

"Feliu allegedly fired at least one shot and started a standoff with SWAT teams, which lasted over an hour according to the Miami Herald," stated Steinger. "Contacting an attorney about a situation like this could only help the incident."

The action was covered by television stations with a live feed coming from helicopters as Miami Herald reported. A brave Sheriff's deputy risked his life to drag Medina away from the action in hopes of saving her life. Unfortunately she had already passed, stated Broward Sheriff Scott Israel as reported in the Miami Herald.

"Anytime an accident causes injuries, no matter the severity, victims should hire an experienced attorney," says Steinger. "Personal injury laws are in place to ensure victims can seek compensation for their injuries. With the assistance of a skilled lawyer, accident victims can protect their rights."

According to the Miami Herald, it took a 40mm canister shattering the gunman's rear window to end the standoff. Feliu was found behind the wheel of the vehicle, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The entire episode began around 9:30am when Feliu allegedly shot his estranged girlfriend and her daughter (Miami Herald). He allegedly killed them both in a home on 190th Street in South Miami Height and neighbors stated, they thought the gunshots were fireworks according to the Miami Herald.

The Miami Herald reported that Vivian Gallego Martinez, 51, died at the scene and her 28-year-old daughter, Anabel Benitez was rushed to the hospital, where she later died. Two mangled vehicles were removed from the scene around 5pm. Zachary Luck had seen the accident on TV and stated Medina could have been the mother, sister, daughter or friend of anybody reported the Miami Herald.

Michael Steinger stated, "Medina experienced bad timing with this situation and she was at the wrong place, wrong time."

About Steinger, Iscoe & Greene:

Steinger, Iscoe and Greene is a proven legal team whose number one goal is to get South Florida injury victims every dollar they truly deserve. Since 1997, the firm’s lawyers have successfully handled cases that have included: auto accidents, bicycle accidents, birth injuries and medical malpractice. The entire legal team is committed to representing and fighting for injury victims’ best interests, giving each client insight into Florida law and their rights.

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is a legal team with more than 30 lawyers and 130 legal professionals. Offices are located in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Fort Myers, Tampa and Orlando. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene also offers the No Fee Guarantee®, which means “you don’t owe us any money unless we get money for you.”

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