All Emma was doing was stopping on the highway to help out a group of motherless ducks. The self-proclaimed animal lover wanted to take them out of harms way and bring them home to safety.
Harmless, right? Good natured even, perhaps?
Wrong. The intentions of the 25-year-old woman who recently stopped on a highway to help out some animals may have been good, but the result of her actions was clearly not. That's because a father and daughter who were riding a motorcycle behind her slammed into her vehicle, which was parked in the left "fast" lane, and eventually died from injuries sustained in the collision.
This is a true story. Emma was recently convicted by a jury on two counts of criminal negligence causing death and a separate two counts of dangerous driving causing death, and she was sentenced to 90 days in jail, although she is appealing.
Cases of dangerous driving causing death are probably a lot more common than what many of us believe, and typically involve:
- Having been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol,
- At dangerous, reckless speeds or
- Driving in a manner that's dangerous to fellow drivers on the road.
In the case of Emma, her case qualifies as the aforementioned third bullet point - driving in a manner that's dangerous to other drivers on the road. And as you can see from the recent case near the city, the actions of a young woman were responsible for the loss of two lives. Other times, however, serious injuries can occur. That's why if you or someone you know has been involved in an accident as a result of a suspected dangerous driving incident, it's important that you seek legal representation to fight for your rights. That's where our law firm comes in.
For more information on criminal negligence and dangerous driving, contact our law firm today. We have a wealth of experience handling cases like this every day so that we can get you the appropriate support to care for your injuries and inconvenience and the know-how to make sure that the perpetrator is handled according to the law.
Injuries that are sustained in car accidents are hardly a laughing matter. Get the maximum possible compensation. Contact our law firm today so that we can hear your case and begin fighting for you today.