Number 3: Skokie Patch's Biggest Stories of 2012
Our third biggest story of 2012 was a tragic one.
Skokie Patch’s third biggest story of 2012 was an unfortunate tragedy.
On May 21, Skokie resident Hanin Goma caused a three-car accident that ultimately took the life of 9-year-old Carter Vo. The accident occurred at the intersection of Main Street and St. Louis Avenue.
The unfortunate incident happened after Goma finished her shift working as a cashier at Grecian Kitchen, according to police. Goma then made a right turn to head eastbound on Main Street when another vehicle struck her car. In the end, Goma's vehicle would lose control and hit Vo who was across the street on his bicycle.
The story sparked a chain reaction across the community. Some residents posted signs (that are still present near the accident) saying “Slow down. Save a Child." Others feel the intersection is unsafe, especailly since it is so close to a school. There were also community remembrances for Vo.
Where do things sit now?
Shortly after posting 10 percent of her $250,000 bail, Goma violated her release terms.
According to police, Goma was a victim of a battery incident after drinking with one of her friends. However, the incident occurred more than half-a-mile from her home in the 5000 block of Wright Terrace. Being that far from her home was a violation of her release terms.
On July 10, Goma plead not guilty in the crash that killed Vo.
On Dec. 20, Skokie Patch reported that no plea deal was reached in the case against Goma, 23.
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Read our previous coverage -
- Gallery: Community Honors Carter Vo
- Woman Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ in Crash That Killed Boy
- D69 to Host Carter Vo Memorial Ride
- D69 Community Hosts Carter Vo Fundraiser
- D69 Seeks Donations for Vo Memorial Ride
- Middleton Crosswalk Petition Raises Bigger Safety Concerns
- Skokie Woman Charged in Fatal Crash That Killed Boy
- Police Chief, Village Discuss Crime at Skokie Voice Forum
- Poll: How Should the Village Handle Crosswalk Safety Concerns?
- Village Looks to Improve Safety in Light of Tragedy
- Skokie Woman Indicted for Crash That Killed 8-Year-Old Boy
- Woman in Custody for Skokie Boy's Death
Prior top stories of 2012