On this past Easter Sunday a hit and run accident killed 5 people, 3 of them children. Three cars were involved and the driver of the BMW at fault left the scene and hid the fact that she had been in an accident. This fatal tragedy changed the course of many lives and marked an Easter that they won’t ever forget.
According to Aimee Michael, she had gone out to buy cake and ice cream when she caused this fatal accident. Accident victims included husband and wife Robert and Delicia Carter and their two children. In another vehicle 6 year old Morgan Johnson was killed while her mother currently remains hospitalized with her injuries.
According to this report from WSBTV, Michael went home, parked her car, and hid the accident for two days. After coming clean to her family someone attempted to fix the BMW and Michaels wasn’t taken into custody until 12 days after the accident.
Aimee Michael now faces several felony charges and an extensive prison sentence. She could be facing 5 charges of 1st Degree Homicide by Vehicle. This serious felony offense carries a potential 3 to 15 year in prison for each count. There is no doubt that Michael’s delay in coming forward may hurt her at trial.
Homicide by vehicle is the most serious hit and run charge you can face. However, if you are involved in any auto accident and fail to report it or leave the scene, you can be facing criminal charges. This even applies to accidents where no one was injured.
The charge you face for a hit and run depends on other circumstances in the incident, and if you have any prior convictions for this same offense. If this isn’t your first hit and run, you will face more severe sanctions. Being caught up in the legal system with charges like this can be intimidating and quite frightening.
Call today to discuss your charges and the benefits of having a local attorney.