James Zakos was traveling in a black Mercedes-Benz convertible. He was heading south on Seabreeze Boulevard approaching Poinsettia Street when it crashed into a forklift being driven to a nearby construction site.
Zakos was struck by the forks as they protruded out onto Seabreeze Boulevard, according to police. He was rushed to Broward Health Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.
The driver of the forklift, identified by police as Mondragon Umanzor, drove away after the crash and headed toward the construction site where he was working, according to witness.
“The construction worker first backed up the forklift (after the accident) and drove through the intersection to the staging area,” a witness said. “It was only because other people who watched the accident went to go get him.”
Umanzor, 30, was arrested on charges of leaving the scene of a fatal crash, driving without a license and failure to stop at a stop sign.