Miami Partner and Florida State Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla recently proposed the “Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act” to The Florida State Senate. The proposed legislation will make it a second-degree felony for a drive who fails to remain at the scene of an accident that involves serious injuries. The Act was created as a result of the death of a 36-year-old triathlete, Aaron Cohen, who was struck by a drunk driver while riding his bike. Under current law, it is already a felony to leave the scene of a crash that involves death. The act would impose a mandatory sentence of three years in jail if the driver responsible for the accident flees, seven years for crash involving serious bodily injury, ant 10 years if the crash results in death.
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