Taven Wayne Graham, 20, of Sunrise Florida was apprehended by police and charged with multiple felonies the other evening when the car he was driving fled the scene after striking a tree and killing two of its passengers. A third, unidentified person survived but is in critical condition after being taken to Broward Health Medical Center. Graham is being held in jail without bond.
According to authorities, 16-year old Rohan Christopher Brown, and 17-year old Bryan Adrian Deon Davis both of Lauderhill, Plantation were the passengers killed in the crash. The crash occurred around 5:00 am. Graham has been charged with two counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving death. After driving home, according to police, Graham left the car with the three injured victims in the driveway of his mother’s home while he ran inside. After telling his mother what happened, she immediately contacted Sunrise police.
Graham waived his right to remain silent and gave a full account of what happened. Driving on a suspended license and not wanting to go to jail, Graham sped away from a police cruiser that had made a u-turn in order to pull over the vehicle that had run a police traffic stop. Graham is believed to have been speeding at 80 miles per hour in a zone posted for 45 when he lost control of his car and struck the tree killing the two teens.
Leaving the scene of an accident involving death is one of the most serious felony offenses you can commit. Graham has been charged with two counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving death. This offense is classified as a first-degree felony, with penalties of up to 30 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for each count.
If you are involved in a single vehicle accident that causes injury to others you are required to immediately stop your vehicle as soon as is safely possible, call 911 from your cell phone to request an ambulance, and to then administer first aid to the victims to the greatest extent your ability permits.
If you have had loved ones killed in an automobile crash due to the negligence of a driver that left the scene of the accident, you can sue the driver and his insurance company for damages. Call the Maus Law Firm today for an immediate and free consultation.