Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Hanin Goma was sentenced to five years in prison for killing 9-year-old Vo on May 22, 2011.
Hanin Goma, the 23-year-old woman who caused a three car accident that led to the death of 9-year-old Carter Vo, was sentenced to five years in prison today, the Chicago Tribune reports. She was also ordered to pay fines totaling $3,319. The crash occurred on May 21 at the intersection of Main Street and St. Louis Avenue. Since the incident, the Village of Skokie has approved a bid to build a $308,000 stoplight near the crash. Speed limits have also been reduced, from 35 mph to 25 mph. Police said Goma made a left turn onto Main Street and struck an eastbound van. Goma then lost control and ended up on the northeast corner sidewalk, hitting Vo who was riding his bike. It was later revealed that Goma, of Skokie, had marijuana and …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Hanin Goma, 23, of Skokie, plead guilty today on all charges related to a DUI crash that killed 9-year-old Carter Vo on May 21, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Thursday, February 14
Hanin Goma plead guilty today to all charges related to the DUI crash that killed 9-yaer-old Carter Vo, the Chicago Tribune reports. She is facing up to 14 years in prison, a fate that will be decided in March. Goma was arrested after causing an accident on May 21 at the intersection of Main Street and St. Louis Avenue. Goma had just finished her shift working as a cashier at Grecian Kitchen in Skokie and made a right turn to head eastbound on Main Street from St. Louis Avenue when she struck a van heading the same direction. Goma's vehicle would ultimately lose control and hit Vo who was across the street on his bicycle. Read the Chicago Tribune's story here. -- Skokie Patch on Facebook
Friday, February 8, 2013
The Village of Skokie board approved a $308,687 bid for the construction of a traffic signal at Main Street and Central Park Avenue on Monday.
Signs reading “Slow down. Save a child” are still up near Main Street and St. Louis Avenue almost a year after 9-year-old Carter Vo was struck and killed by a vehicle. The signs can be seen on traffic medians and residential lawns near where Vo’s death occurred. According to police, the driver responsible for Vo’s death was Skokie resident Hanin Goma. It was later revealed that Goma, 23, had marijuana and amphetamines in her system at the time of the incident, police said. The incident occurred about a block away from John Middleton Elementary School. Following the crash, the village assembled a committee to look at traffic data and make recommendations on how to improve safety near the school. A traffic-engineering firm was also hired to …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
A judge has ended any plea bargaining between prosecutors and a Skokie woman who is charged in a crash that killed a 9-year-old boy, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Hanin Goma, the 23-year-old Skokie resident that caused a chain-reaction accident that led to the death of 9-year-old Carter Vo, may now face trial as a judge has ended any sort of a plea bargaining, the Chicago Tribune reports. On July 9, 2012, Goma plead not guilty at the Skokie Courthouse. Vo's father told the Tribune that he would accept a guilty plea in exchange for Goma serving five years in prison, a request she has since denied. "It's bordering on torture for the boy's family to repeatedly return to court expecting resolution," Assistant State's Atty. Cathy Crowley told the Tribune. Officials say Goma caused the crash on May 21 at the intersection of Main Street and St. Louis Avenue. Goma had just finished her shift working as a …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Skokie resident Hanin Goma was charged with killing 9-year-old Carter Vo in Skokie in May. On Thursday, Goma gave a Cook County judge a letter expressing her feelings about the tragic incident.
Hanin Goma, the 23-year-old Skokie resident that caused a chain reaction accident that led to the tragic death of 9-year-old Carter Vo, gave Cook County Circuit Court Judge Laruen Gottainer Edidin a letter expressing her feelings about the incident on Thursday, according to the Chicago Tribune. The letter was not read out loud and Judge Edidin was the first to see it, the publication reported. According to the Tribune, Vo's father said he would be for Goma being sentenced to a five-year prison sentence in exchange for her agreeing to plead guilty to the case. On May 21, 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 …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A new traffic signal is set to go up near Main Street and Central Park. The move comes after a 9-year-old was killed while on his bicycle. Meanwhile, the village also approved new terms to their vicious animal ordinance.
Skokie's most recent Village Board meeting touched on two big changes for motorists and pet owners. The board unanimously approved a revised version of its vicious animal ordinance. The following are among the more notably changes: New traffic light to be built in light of 9-year-olds death - Following the tragic accident that killed 9-year-old Carter Vo, the village approved the construction of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Main Street and Central Park, or just off of Middleton Elementary School, the Skokie Review reports. The construction of the new traffic signal will cost the village about $250,000 and will take at least six months to install. Police already direct traffic outside Middleton during the morning and …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Hanin Goma, the 23-year-old that caused a crash that killed 9-year-old Carter Vo, allegedly violated her release terms after being the victim of a battery more than half-a-mile from her home.
After posting 10 percent of her $250,000 bond, Hanin Goma may have violated her release conditions on Aug. 8. Goma, 23, is alleged to have caused a three car crash that resulted in the death of 9-year-old Carter Vo on May 21. The most recent incident shows that Goma is alleged to be the victim of a battery in the 4800 block of Lee Street, a good half-mile from her home in the 5000 block of Wright Terrace. Being that far away from her home violates her release terms. Ramesha Jones, 23, of Skokie, allegedly attacked Goma on Aug. 8. According to the report, Jones hit Goma in the head, arm and leg. Jones was charged with battery and is due in court Aug. 22. The Skokie Review reports that "Skokie police notified the county, and Goma was …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Hanin Goma, 23, of Skokie, is alleged to have caused a crash that killed 9-year-old Carter Vo. Goma's family paid $25,000 to have her released on bond Thursday.
Hanin Goma, the 23-year-old that allegedly caused a car accident that resulted in the death of 9-year-old Carter Vo, was released on bond Thursday at the Skokie Courthouse. Goma, of Skokie, is said to have been involved in a second, different accident earlier this year. In that instance, Goma is alleged to have left the scene of an accident, according to the Chicago Tribune. Her attorney, Michael Goggin, told the judge that Goma’s extended family raised 10 percent of her $250,000 bond, the Tribune reported. See what others are saying: School Traffic Safety Update On July 9, Goma plead not guilty at the Skokie Courthouse. Goma is charged with one count of aggravated driving under the influence of drugs resulting in a death. Goma was …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
A 23-year-old Skokie resident was indicted on Thursday for causing a crash that killed a 9-year-old boy on his bicycle. Officials said marijuana and amphetamines were present in her system during the crash.
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
Hanin Goma, the 23-year-old who allegedly caused an accident that resulted in an 9-year-old boy's death, was indicted at the Skokie Courthouse on Thursday. Goma, a Skokie resident, is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and felony aggravated assault. She is also charged with driving under the influence of drugs, prosecutors told the Chicago Tribune. With her bond set at $250,000, Goma is waiting in jail for her July 9 arraignment. A Grecian Kitchen employee, Goma caused a crash that ultimately led to the death of 9-year-old Carter Vo, a student at Madison Elementary School, police said. Vo was struck around 5 p.m. near the intersection of Main Street and St. Louis Avenue on May 21. He was pronounced dead about an hour …