Comment of the Day

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.

Cybersleuth58 writes:

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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