Recently, a Florida woman was indicted on charges of driving under the influence, DWI, which resulted in the death of an elderly woman as well as injury toward 6 others, including the defendant herself.
On the evening of August 1, 2009, the defendant struck another vehicle head-on after she crossed over the center-line while traveling south on S.C. 917, which is near Loris. According to authorities, the crash occurred around 9:37 PM. The defendant was driving a 1995 Chevrolet truck at the time. When she crossed the center-line on this fateful evening, her vehicle crashed into a 1998 Ford SUV, with the disastrous results of the driver’s death and all people involved being injured. A person noted that the primary victim whose life was taken was an older woman of about 60, who was a native of the town of Nichols, SC. The other 5 people in the car along with her were also taken to the hospital for a variety of reason, the details of which are not known.
The defendant herself was airlifted to a medical university in Charleston, where she received treatment for her injuries. However, upon release she fled the state. It is not known when she was apprehended, though at this time she remains jailed at a detention center since her admittance on Sept. 15, 2009. A New York City Criminal Lawyer observed that the official charges against the female defendant are quite serious: one count of felony DUI resulting in death, as well as two counts of felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury.
The most serious charge from this tragic event is the felony charge of DUI resulting in death, which applies to the 60-year-old victim from the Finklea community of Horry County, S.C. A New York Criminal Lawyer perceives that according to authorities, the victim was indeed wearing a seat-belt. Unfortunately, due to several blunt—force traumas to her body, she was pronounced dead at the scene of the crime. Such a head on collision often results in great bodily harm, if not death. The actions of the defendant resulted in an out-of state charge of manslaughter and great personal injury, all stemming from her choice to consume alcoholic beverages and drive.
It is evident that many will be negatively affected from this episode, including the families of all 5 victims as well as the family of the defendant.
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