News: Man dies after being involved in two Broward County crashes in one day

Boat accident, Jet Ski accident, Maritime and Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Florida

Posted: March 12, 2021

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - The Broward County Sheriff's Office said a driver who left the scene of one crash and was then involved in another has died.

Both incidents occurred Feb. 25 in Pompano Beach. The man was identified as 29-year-old Joseph Riesen of Naples, Florida.

In the first incident, detectives said Riesen was involved in a minor crash near West Atlantic Boulevard and North Dixie Highway, but left the scene after initially agreeing to pull over and exchange information with the other driver.

Then at about 5:26 p.m. that day, Riesen was driving a GMC Terrain SUV at a high speed and failed to stop at a stop sign while approaching Northeast 11th Avenue, according to the sheriff's office. That caused the driver of a Mazda 3 sedan to hit Riesen's vehicle in a T-bone crash.

Riesen was ejected from his vehicle and taken to Broward Health North, where he died of his injuries this past Monday.

The driver of the Mazda, 24-year-old Toni-Ann Lawrence of Lauderdale Lakes, was taken to the same hospital but no information was released on her condition. 

Have you been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a reckless driver?  If so, the Miami car accident lawyers with Hickey Law Firm are here to provide the help you need.  We will protect your legal rights during every stage of the case and will focus on fighting for financial compensation while you focus on your recovery. To set up a free consultation to discuss your individual case, contact us online, call us at 888-913-4296, or text 844-984-1937.