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A Florida woman ran over a pedestrian and hit a fire hydrant, causing a sinkhole to open up and swallow a nearby car, The Sun Sentinel reported.

Ivanka Cancic, 50, allegedly plowed into an elderly woman out for a walk with her church group around 6 a.m. Monday in Lauderhill, Fla. Cancic rolled over the woman's arm, then collided with a fire hydrant while trying to flee the scene of the accident. The second crash caused water to shoot into the air and flow 30 feet down the street. The excess water opened up a sinkhole in a condominium parking lot, swallowing a 2001 Subaru Outback and causing traffic snarls in the area for blocks.

Police told The Sun Sentinel a nearly empty bottle of tequila was found in the car with Cancic, who was confused at the scene. A judge at Cancic's hearing Tuesday noted she has nearly 30 years worth of drug and driving violations on her record. Cancic is being held on $170,000 bond and faces 10 criminal charges.


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      Brian Workman
      • 1 Year Ago
      Affluenza Case!?
      • 1 Year Ago
      my co-worker's mother makes $83 hourly on the computer . She has been without a job for 10 months but last month her pay was $14441 just working on the computer for a few hours. read.... ZAKJOB.COM
      alydartwo
      • 1 Year Ago
      the eldererly women was drunk they said...just came out of a happy hour bar.
      Eddie Ozment
      • 1 Year Ago
      That is what happens when the judicial system is easy on criminals. The criminal just considers if that is all they are going to do to me, I will just take my chances again with public life and property.
      hoofus42
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nuts, I was hoping that the sinkhole had opened up and swallowed HER!
      jamesccollins
      • 1 Year Ago
      Stand your ground, only 30 years of drug and driving violations, she has barely scratched the surface of standing her ground.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Poetic Justice
      Elizabeth
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nearly 30 years of similar violations, and she is still driving?
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      msm0207
      • 1 Year Ago
      We know the driver is a habitual criminal. We know she was loaded and tried to flee the scene. Thank goodness the injury doesn't seem that bad for the lady out walking with her church group. We all are disgusted with habitual drunk drivers getting off. My biggest wonder is about the sink hole. It must have been there before. Thank goodness it didn't harm anyone but that is very scary. I had an underground lake in the street in front of my house. Turns out to have been a water leak of city pipes. The asphalt looked to be 10 inches thick. Not sure if that would make a sinkhole or not.
      dashdzl
      • 1 Year Ago
      She needs some lockup time.
      ngcolby
      • 1 Year Ago
      how did she own a car? She should be in jail.
        johnmarlin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ngcolby
        Here's a sad truth. You don't need a license to buy, own, or operate a car. You only need a license to rent one.
          Elizabeth
          • 1 Year Ago
          @johnmarlin
          A license is required to operate, but the penalties for not having one are laughable, and no one ever faces any severe consequences until some innocent person is dead.
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