The Port of Miami worker who served as the sole support for his 72-year-old ill mother and his 19-year-old student daughter was walking his miniature Doberman Pinscher early one recent Friday morning when it happened: An alleged drunk driver came barreling down the cross street and lost control when accelerating mid-turn, causing the vehicle to skid sideways for 75 feet, striking Wimpey.
The man allegedly behind the wheel, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, was Michael Vincent Smith. The 32-year-old was seen by witnesses in the wake of the accident, down on the ground with the severely injured Wimpey. He was sobbing, begging for help and screaming, "I'm sorry! I didn't mean to do this!"