Hit and Run drivers....
July 17, 2008 5:53pm CST
What is the law where you live conserning those who kill someone because they are so concerned of getting into trouble themselves the leave the person the hit to die? The reason I am wondering is because the law where I live is not very good imho concerning hit and run drivers. The person who killed my son will most likely only recieve probabtion if that, and I think that is wrong he should at least loose his liscense permenantly, I mean my son lost his life here on this earth permenately and will never ever speak to me again in this life. So I believe that it is more than lenient that this person who killed my son not be allowed to drive, do you agree or not? Also it was day light when my son was killed NOT dark and it has now been well over a year and still this person is driving around while my son lays in the grave, and my husband grieves himself every day, soon he may also lay in a grave because he has so much grief he will not even speak to anyone at all about anything and is sinking further and further into depression each day because it seems those who drink and drive and those who kill others just keep on doing that and keep on living their lives while others have end up burying loved ones in the grave. Some times life is hard but it is my opinion that if someone can not tell the difference between a mailbox a deer and a human being they do not need to be driving at all. what do you think?
• New York, New York
18 Jul 08
Hi AnnaB7, I am so sorry to hear what happened to your son. It is terrible that these drunk drivers don't get punished severely enough. He committed three horrible crimes, a hit and run, drunk driving and taking the life of your son. He should loose his license for sure and he should not be driving at all - ever again! This is what I don't understand about our judicial system, I guess if it was the son of the judge then things would have resulted differently. If the punishment was severe then I believe more people would think twice about getting behind the wheel and driving drunk. Again, I am so sorry.
• United States
17 Jul 08
in our case our son was killed due to a hit and run driver, I think that this driver should at the least loose his driving privledges permanently do you agree? Or do you think just probabtion is good enough for someone who drinks at a bar, then gets in a car and rides down the road and kills someone because they are also breaking the speed limit, to me this is murder and should be tried as such, and I do think he needs to be in jail but he is not he drives every day, while my son lays in the grave.
• United States
18 Jul 08
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I'm really not sure what our laws are in this instance, but I agree they shouldn't be able to drive. they should pay the price for killing someone. If you murder someone they put you in jail. Why is this any different? Come to think of it, I know someone whose son was drinking and driving and had an accident and his passenger was killed. The driver did spend time in prison for it. I think that is the proper way to handle it. I hope that your husband would get some counseling to handle his grief. I just encountered someone recently who lost his son and not only has he had to do counseling the doctor had to put him on medication. He says he can actually function now. Best wishes.