Nicole Nagrani : IFBB Diamond Girl Dodges A Big Bullet.
By R. Knight
On April 11, 2013, a black Porsche Cayenne SUV struck a 78-year old woman who was trying to cross the road. The victim died at the scene. The driver of the SUV was Nicole K. Nagrani.
Yes, that Nicole Nagrani.
Nicole Nagrani, the daughter of IFBB Figure Pro Kristen Nagrani. Nicole Nagrani, the girlfriend of Tyler Manion. Member of the first family of the National Physique Commitee (NPC). Nicole Nagrani, 2011 IFBB Ms. Bikini Olympia Champion. That Nicole Nagrani. Now, you can also called her a killer.
Nicole Nagrani has become the main jewel competitor in the IFBB. Since turning pro in 2010, Nagrani has won 6 titles. Including the 2011 Ms. Bikini Olympia, the youngest person to ever win an Olympia title. She is the most requested of JM Manion’s FMG staple of models. She is also Team Bombshell’s most successful competitor.
Despite all her success, Which included various sponsorships. Nagrani’s life goal was to become a Physican. After the 2013 IFBB Australian Grand Prix, Nagrani took time off from competing. So, she could concentrate on her Pre-Med studies at Stetson University. The private institution is located just under 30 minutes near her home in Daytona Beach, Florida. Nagrani’s father is a doctor.
Nagrani was driving in Port Orange, Florida. She was heading south on South Ridgewood Avenue when she hit Port Orange resident, Leona E. Daniluk. Daniluk was trying to cross the four-lane road when Nagrani struck her. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Nagrani was cited for failure to use due care toward a pedestrian and received a $166.00 citation.
According to Port Orange police reports, Nagrani, now 22, was reaching for her cellphone while driving. When she ran into Daniluk. Port Orange police also obtained a surveillance video. Which showed Nagrani had not taken evasive maneuvers. However, she was going only 30 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. Nagrani also refused to take a blood test.
On November 4, 2013, Nagrani’s hearing was held. Nagrani’s Family lawyer, Tim Herring, argued that Nagrani was not distracted by the cellphone and that Daniluk was at fault for the accident. According to Herring, the statue Nagrani was cited for should have been given to Daniluk. Herring intended that Daniluk caused the accident because she failed to yield and walked in front of the SUV.
Herring requested that the citation and charges be dropped. But, Judge Christopher Kelly rejected Herring’s request and gave Nagrani a $1,000 fine, 120 hours of community service, and her license suspended for six months. Nagrani did not attend the hearing.
Daniluk’s family believed that Nagrani got off scot-free. Daniluk’s family spokesman said the fine should had been more heavy and she should serve jail time, “We think she should get what she deserves, a fine, jail time, license suspended, this is a slap on the wrist”. Daniluk’s daughter, Tina Melincoff also commented “I feel she should have got more than what she got. My mom lost her life. It’s devastating. It’s heartbreaking”.
The SUV Nagrani was driving was owned by her father, Mark Nagrani. The Nagrani’s insurance company settled with Daniluk relatives for over $250,000.
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