- Associated Press - Saturday, February 28, 2015

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in the death of a South Florida cyclist struck by a man who was allegedly driving drunk.

Coral Gables attorney Lewis “Mike” Eidson said Friday he hopes the lawsuit brings more attention to frequent bicycle accidents on the causeway linking Miami to Key Biscayne. Walter Reyes last month became the third cyclist killed on the Rickenbacker Causeway in the past five years.

The lawsuit filed on behalf of Reyes’ family seeks unspecified damages from 21-year-old Alejandro Alvarez and his father, who owned the car. Alvarez is already facing DUI manslaughter and other charges, which could land him in prison for a required minimum of four years if convicted.

Police say Alvarez had been out drinking at clubs before the crash.


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