Just found out that no charges were filed against the 82 year old driver that killed my sisters 15 year old niece

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In all fairness, the article says only that no charges have been filed at this time. There's nothing to indicate charges might not be filed later if there's evidence of alcohol or recklessness or carelessness by the driver. Based on the article I would think he'd be charged with SOMETHING, but obviously I can't speak for the prosecuting attorney.

Sorry for your family's loss in any event.
 

miri

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Originally posted by: kyzen
was that a choice of the girl's family?

I dont know, my sister sent me a email thats it. I tried calling her but her number doesnt work for some reason.
 

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i'm sorry but elderly people HAVE to be required to retest.

we have to get this legislation passed NOW too, the longer we wait (with the baby boom generation beginning to retire) the worse the problem is going to get with less likelihood of legislation actually passing.

very sorry for your family's loss.
 

miri

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Originally posted by: PlatinumGold
very sorry for your family's loss.

Thank you. I didnt know her, but my sister and her husband were really close to her.
 

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I hate to be morose, but I can only think of the south park episode where they take away the old people's lisences....
 

Tom

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I wouldn't be upset about the charges not being filed, yet, in fact it probably means they are weighing some pretty serious charges and deciding how to proceed.
 

SarcasticDwarf

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Originally posted by: PlatinumGold
i'm sorry but elderly people HAVE to be required to retest.

I take this as an example of someone who should not be driving. From the description, it looks like the driver made a left turn and missed the road by at least ten feet. A normal driver does not do that, only one who is impaired in some fashion. I will be the first to say that sh*t happens. It is a fact of life. I could have a a toilet seat fall from space and kill me right now (tv show reference). Regardless of this, it would appear that (at least in this case), the driver does not have the ability to judge distances any longer. Therefore, they should not be driving. There is almost no chance that this is the first time this has happened for that driver either.
 

SarcasticDwarf

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Originally posted by: JS80
i thought this was called involuntary manslaughter

If you are over 75, they tend not to press charges in "consideration of the person's health".
 

Tom

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Originally posted by: JS80
i thought this was called involuntary manslaughter


It could be any number of things, depending on the circumstances. Could even be murder.

But that's why the charges aren't immediate, it isn't like the cop on the scene just gives a ticket to the driver.
 

altonb1

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I think it was the girl's fault. If the driver was 82, he had his turn signal on for the last 5 miles as a warning! :p

(Yeah, I know...call me Capt. Inappropriate)

Seriously, though, My condolences. I'll say a prayer for the families of everyone involved.
 

Baked

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Originally posted by: altonb1
I think it was the girl's fault. If the driver was 82, he had his turn signal on for the last 5 miles as a warning! :p

(Yeah, I know...call me Capt. Inappropriate)

Seriously, though, My condolences. I'll say a prayer for the families of everyone involved.

Dude, that is NOOOOT cool. The old man obviously had no idea where he was driving.
 

altonb1

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Originally posted by: Baked
Originally posted by: altonb1
I think it was the girl's fault. If the driver was 82, he had his turn signal on for the last 5 miles as a warning! :p

(Yeah, I know...call me Capt. Inappropriate)

Seriously, though, My condolences. I'll say a prayer for the families of everyone involved.

Dude, that is NOOOOT cool. The old man obviously had no idea where he was driving.

I showed I was kidding with the emoticon!

Some people deal with dark ssues in different ways. I find small witicisms such as above sometimes help people who are grieving. FWIW...I did say a prayer for the familes and everyone involved. I was serious about that....
 

miri

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thanks for the kind support. I will update if I find out any more news.
 

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Originally posted by: SarcasticDwarf
Originally posted by: JS80
i thought this was called involuntary manslaughter

If you are over 75, they tend not to press charges in "consideration of the person's health".


If you aren't joking, then they need to automatically revoke driver's licenses in "consideration of the person's health."
 

SarcasticDwarf

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Originally posted by: Injury
Originally posted by: SarcasticDwarf
Originally posted by: JS80
i thought this was called involuntary manslaughter

If you are over 75, they tend not to press charges in "consideration of the person's health".


If you aren't joking, then they need to automatically revoke driver's licenses in "consideration of the person's health."

I'm not. I remember hearing that for two different cases in the past few years.
 

PingSpike

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Originally posted by: PlatinumGold
i'm sorry but elderly people HAVE to be required to retest.

we have to get this legislation passed NOW too, the longer we wait (with the baby boom generation beginning to retire) the worse the problem is going to get with less likelihood of legislation actually passing.

very sorry for your family's loss.

Never gonna happen. Old people vote in record numbers.
 

Babbles

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Originally posted by: PingSpike
Originally posted by: PlatinumGold
i'm sorry but elderly people HAVE to be required to retest.

we have to get this legislation passed NOW too, the longer we wait (with the baby boom generation beginning to retire) the worse the problem is going to get with less likelihood of legislation actually passing.

very sorry for your family's loss.

Never gonna happen. Old people vote in record numbers.

Yeah, all of the AARP folks get out en masse and wine, bitch, and moan until they get their way.
 

PingSpike

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Originally posted by: Babbles
Originally posted by: PingSpike
Originally posted by: PlatinumGold
i'm sorry but elderly people HAVE to be required to retest.

we have to get this legislation passed NOW too, the longer we wait (with the baby boom generation beginning to retire) the worse the problem is going to get with less likelihood of legislation actually passing.

very sorry for your family's loss.

Never gonna happen. Old people vote in record numbers.

Yeah, all of the AARP folks get out en masse and wine, bitch, and moan until they get their way.

The AARP is a coalition of morons hell bent on impeding progress and destroying the economy. War must be declared on the elderly. I suggest we ally ourselves with the robots, as we share a common enemy. As you know, robots are strong and they eat old people's medicine for fuel.