January 31, 2012
A man from Mobile, Alabama, was sentenced today for his part in a two car accident that killed a young girl and left several others severely injured. According to reports from the Press-Register, the 31-year-old man was sentenced to 91 years in prison for several crimes in connection with the crash.
Reports from the Mobile police department state that in 2009, the man was fleeing from officers at speeds of up to 90 MPH along Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard when he crashed into another vehicle. A 2-year-old girl that was in the other vehicle was killed on impact. The young girl’s mother suffered serious injuries in the crash and spent several weeks in the hospital. Passengers in the suspect’s vehicle were also injured in the crash.
The 31-year-old pled guilty in a courtroom in October to several crimes connected to the incident including: manslaughter, first-degree assault, possession of cocaine, second-degree possession marijuana, and attempting to elude police.
This conviction could be used as evidence of negligence if the family of the woman and young girl were to file a civil case against the driver.
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