Friday, March 22, 2013

Driver in Skokie Crash that Killed an 8-Year Old Sentenced

The intoxicated driver of a car that caused a horrific bicycle crash that killed 8-year old Carter Vo of Skokie has finally been sentenced. Hanin Goma, 24, of Skokie, has been sentenced to serve five years for the death of the Skokie elementary school student who was innocently riding his bicycle on the sidewalk at the time of the crash. Goma, who admitted she was driving under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash, pleaded guilty this past February. In addition to Goma's prison sentence, she has also been sentenced to two years of probation and fined a total of $3,319.00.

The presiding judge and Assistant State's Attorney all rebuked Goma's actions, dismissing the terminology of "accident" attached to this case, given Goma's admittance to driving under the influence of drugs and her prior record of drug abuse. Goma prolonged the case by repeatedly requesting continuances and delaying her eventual plea of guilty in the case.

Our thoughts and prayers remain with the Vo family.