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La Habra News | Hit and Run Suspect Sentenced
La Habra, CA – A 24-year-old woman was sentenced to seven years in state prison after running a red light in La Habra, leaving one dead and one injured. Caroline Sujin Kim plead guilty to one felony count of manslaughter, evading a peace officer while driving recklessly, and hit-and-run causing permanent injury or death. Our accident attorney reports that the sentence was enhanced for fleeing the scene of the crime after committing vehicular manslaughter.
In 2013 Kim crashed into 38-year-old Sandra Cellabos and 43-year-old Michelle M. who were crossing the street at a crosswalk on the corner of Whittier Boulevard and Rigsby Street in La Habra.
According to the police report, Sandra Cellabos was hurled over the hood and roof of the car before falling back into the road. Cellabos was pronounced dead an hour after the accident.
Kim fled the scene and led police on a high-speed chase. She was going 80 mph for several miles. She crashed her car into a parked car in Hacienda Heights and was arrested at the scene.
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As an accident attorney, we see all different kinds of car accidents. Including hit and runs. We have seen first hand the kind of emotional and physical damage accidents leave on our clients. And as unfortunate as it is, more than likely the insurance adjusters will try to take advantage of you during this difficult time. And that is why we are here to help you. As your accident attorney, we are well aware of all of the tactics and manipulation devices that adjusters use. Further, we will not stand for them. We will fiercely fight for you and your rights. While you focus on healing, you should not have to deal with adjusters. Furthermore, as your attorney, we will make sure that you receive the settlement you deserve for all of your injuries.
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