Sean Kingston Passenger: I Begged Him to Slow Down

But Cassandra Sanchez won't press charges
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2011 10:11 AM CDT
Singer Sean Kingston makes on appearance at MTV Studios in Times Square for a taping of MTV's Total Request Live, Monday Nov. 5, 2007 in New York. The show aired on Nov. 7, 2007.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

(Newser) – The passenger on Sean Kingston’s jet ski says the singer was going “really fast” before slamming into a bridge over the weekend, “blasting past” another friend who was also jet skiing. Even so, TMZ reports, she will not press charges. As they approached the bridge, Cassandra Sanchez says she yelled, "We can't fit under there! Are we going to try and go under there? Sean stop!" She believes Kingston tried to turn away and lost control at the last minute. The jet ski lost a handlebar in the impact.

Sanchez blacked out and woke up in the water, with another friend trying to stop Kingston from swallowing any more water. He “was coughing up blood, foam, and pink stuff,” she says, and “he kept repeating the words, ‘I’m hurting. I’m hurting.'” An off-duty Coast Guard member who helped rescue Kingston adds that the singer was “convulsing” as he threw up blood. Kingston is still in the hospital and will be for a few more weeks, but he is “lucid” now, Sanchez adds. Click for more of Sanchez's story.

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