Australian Poker Pro Warwick Mirzikinian Allegedly Involved in Fatal Accident11 months ago
A bicyclist was killed in a suburb of Sydney after being hit by a car believed to be driven by Warwick Mirzikinian, a professional poker player.
The fatal accident occurred Monday in Double Bay, a posh Sydney suburb, ending the life of a Frenchman named Julien Trameaux, according to the Daily Mail. Trameaux was moonlighting as a UberEATS delivery cyclist at the time of the accident.
The 49-year-old Mirzikinian, who lives in the nearby suburb of Point Piper, is believed to be the driver of the Tesla involved in the fatality. As of this writing, the driver's identity has yet to be fully confirmed.
Police Continue Investigation
No charges have been filed and it remains unclear as to who was at fault in the tragedy. Mirzikinian reportedly underwent drug and alcohol testing at a local hospital, as is standard protocol in such accidents. An investigation by police is ongoing.
The accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on New South Head Road. A doctor near the scene attempted CPR on Trameaux, but the 26-year-old bicyclist suffered cardiac arrest and couldn't be revived.
Trameaux was a construction laborer by day and delivery cyclist at night. One of his employers described him as "a legend of a person."
The Frenchman is the fifth cyclist killed in New South Wales in 2017, combined with 51 pedestrian deaths in the same span of time.
Mirzikinian's Career Highlights
Mirzikinian has live tournament winnings of more than $750,000 in his decade-long career. His largest cash came three months ago in the A$20,000 High Roller at the 2017 Sydney Championships where he topped 26 entries to win the title and A$247,000 ($197,385).
The Australian pro's most recent cash was recorded last month at the A$330 Star Casino Recurring Tournaments in Sydney. He binked that event, outplaying a field of 154 to collect A$12,482 ($9,723), according to the Hendon Mob database.
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