Man killed pedestrian walking in the 700 block of North Dixie Highway, while driving 85mph
Pompano Beach, Florida – According to information obtained from the car’s black box, a 21-year-old Pompano Beach man, killed a person walking along North Dixie Highway, while driving 85 miles per hour.
Broward County Sheriff’s Office said that On Sunday, March 28 just before 9 p.m., Jorge Miguel Padilla Aguilera was driving a 2017 Subaru WRX in the 700 block of North Dixie Highway where the posted speed was 35 miles per hour.
According to the investigators a couple of indicators have shown that excessive speed was involved : the victim was thrown 229 feet after impact, the airbag of the car also deployed because of the impact, and the Subaru’s Event Data Recorder (black box), retrieved from the car, confirmed what investigators had suspected – the EDR recorded the speed at approximately 85 mph when the car hit the victim. Also Padilla Aguilera’s license had been expired over six months.
Padilla Aguilera is facing one count of reckless driving resulting in vehicular homicide.