Woman accused of road rage sentenced to five years in prison

Posted at 1:08 PM, Sep 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 19:30:53-04

It's been more than a year since Larry Thompson was mowed down on his scooter and left for dead. His friends know him as Tony T.

It happened in the middle of the day at Boynton Beach intersection.

The crash left the Delray Beach man in critical condition and fighting for his life.

Police later arrested and charged Christina Williams for hitting Thompson with her car and leaving the scene.

The passenger in the car told police she begged Williams to get back to the scene. It was that passenger who reported Williams to the police and ultimately led to her arrest.

Prosecutors say this was a case of road rage, and that Williams intentionally hit Tony because he was going too slowly.

In May Williams pleaded guilty to the crime. Wednesday, a Palm Beach County judge sentenced Williams to 5 years behind bars and 10 years’ probation.

"She treated him like an animal," Tony's longtime friend Debinique Sadler. "To see him like he is a miracle."

It’s been a long road to recovery for Tony. However, he made it to the sentencing hearing Wednesday, along with some of his closest friends and family.

"What she did was totally wrong and she almost killed me," said Tony.

Tony is now able to walk and talk on his own.

However, his family says his recovery still has a long way to go. Tony is now living outside Savannah, Ga with family he recently reconnected with. That family has been caring for him since the incident.

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