4

Reader: Sen. Suzanne Williams's ticketing for fatal traffic accident not necessarily a scandal

^
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

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.

For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.