Reader: Sen. Suzanne Williams's ticketing for fatal traffic accident not necessarily a scandal
State senator Suzanne Williams received only three misdemeanor tickets for a December traffic accident that took the life of Brianna Gomez, who was seven months pregnant; the baby survived.
But one reader didn't immediately conclude that this punishment was an example of injustice.
In this litigious society (I am an attorney) we have somehow forgotten that sometimes tragedy is just that. Whether no one dies, or a pregnant woman dies, if Williams' behavior was not negligent then she should not face charges. Like it or not, sometimes $hit just happens... for the memory failure, that is a pretty common reaction, esp. when there is extreme stress or a head injury.
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