When you’re in a crash as a result of poor judgment, you’ll be held accountable. The same is true if someone else hits you as a result of drinking and driving, speeding or other negligent behaviors.
Take for example this case. A judge presiding over a case involving the death of a motorcyclist has rejected a plea agreement requested by the defense. According to the Jan. 31 news, the judge determined that the plea agreement would not be satisfactory.
The 28-year-old man who was driving his motorcycle at the time of a collision is allegedly responsible for his passenger’s death. The young woman, 30, reportedly died immediately from blunt-force trauma when she was thrown from the motorcycle. It’s believed that the vehicle was moving at 98 mph at the time of the crash, which was reported by an officer who was in pursuit at the time of the crash.
The 28-year-old man left the scene before first responders came, but he later arrived at the young woman’s mother’s home claiming he didn’t know how he had gotten hurt or where the woman’s daughter was. He claims that he does not remember anything about the accident. A neurologist has stated that he did suffer brain trauma, which could explain the amnesia.
In the past, the man’s license was suspended nine times, and he reportedly had five speeding tickets as well. He’d been charged with a DUI a few months prior to this crash. If he is sentenced, the man will be deported to his home country, Saudi Arabia.
Making bad decisions can cause drivers to hit others or to wreck, leading to the deaths of their passengers. They need to be held accountable for their actions, even if they were close to those who were hurt or killed.
Source: Herald Bulletin, “Judge rejects plea agreement in motorcycle passenger's death,” Ken de la Bastide, Jan. 31, 2018
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