A 32-year-old woman was found guilty and sentenced to 30 years in prison for DUI manslaughter when she forced the car of a mother of two off the Buckman Bridge in February, reports The Florida Times-Union.
On Tuesday, November 9, Sasha Pringle was convicted of several felonies – DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide, and leaving the scene of the accident on February 27 that ran Luma Kajy’s SUV off of the bridge. Tests after the collision showed Pringle had pain killers, marijuana, and an anti-anxiety drug in her system while behind the wheel.
Florida Hit-and-Run Car Crashes
Jacksonville’s Duval County is the seventh largest in the state, but statistics show it follows only Miami-Dade and Broward counties with the third highest number of hit-and-run car collisions in 2008.
Leaving the scene of a auto accident that results in an injury or fatality is a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison. The number of prosecutions for hit-and-run drivers has skyrocketed from 349 in 2006 to more than 2,000 in 2007 and 2008.
Drivers who cause a Florida car accident could leave the scene of the crash because they are intoxicated, driving without a license, have outstanding warrants, or were driving distracted.
If you or a loved one has been in a Florida hit-and-run car crash and don’t know where to begin, the Florida car accident attorneys at Farah & Farah are experienced in initiating an investigation into the at-fault party to help you seek recovery and get back on your feet. Give us a call at our many Florida offices to let us help you.