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Thread: Driver acquitted in fatal Edmonton hit-and-run

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    Default Driver acquitted in fatal Edmonton hit-and-run

    Surprised at the outcome - someone obviously was in the wrong (traffic wise) - but even the fact that the driver's excuse being a pot-hole passed the judge?

    Feel bad for the EPS/Family

    http://edmontonjournal.com/news/loca...-motorcyclists
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quick370z View Post
    Surprised at the outcome - someone obviously was in the wrong (traffic wise) - but even the fact that the driver's excuse being a pot-hole passed the judge?

    Feel bad for the EPS/Family

    http://edmontonjournal.com/news/loca...-motorcyclists
    In a word: ludicrous.
    If you're going to swear in court that you're THAT unaware of your surroundings while operating a vehicle, you should have a lifetime driving ban imposed with your bullshit acquittal.
    Last edited by JugZ; February 6th, 2018 at 01:09 PM.

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    The thought of having an airbag deploy and not stop to see WTF happened in general seems absolutly stupid. If you hit a pothole that hard don't think the car would drive strait anymore either.
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    Dude was probably drunk out of his tree. Said he had like a half a glass of wine or something like that.

    I call bullshit.
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    easy to figure this out. Drunk ran from the scene. side airbag from a pothole gtfo here

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    It takes a LOT more than a pothole to set off ANY airbag... and airbags do NOT go off a 'few seconds later.'

    They need to have mechanics/etc in these court hearings...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaverickXeo View Post
    It takes a LOT more than a pothole to set off ANY airbag... and airbags do NOT go off a 'few seconds later.'

    They need to have mechanics/etc in these court hearings...
    There shouldn't be a court hearing. This like having a trial for a red light camera violation. And then somehow getting away with it.

    "You were in an accident and fucked off."
    "Derp I'm spercial nand I diint know!"
    "Nothing about that changes the FACT that you were in an accident and fucked off. Guilty. Done. No trial."
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    I got hit-and-run once. Called the cops on bluetooth while chasing the other driver. My tire was flat and I had to give up after a short while.

    They wouldn't charge him with "hit-and-run" because they couldn't prove he didn't try to find me after. He said he pulled off at the next off-ramp and didn't know I had a flat tire and couldn't come up to meet him.
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    My wife's car was parked out front of our house, guy hit it caused $2300 damage, and drove down the street to park elsewhere to drop his grand kids off at the school. A neighbour saw it, left a note under the windshield with what happened. He came back and took the note. Same neighbour saw that, then left another note in our mail box. There were other witnesses, staff at the school. Police didn't hit him with hit and run, just told him to make better decisions.

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