Another Government Employee: I understand why the tickets were written, but all three should have been dismissed because of the medical emergency.One missing piece of info, though. Did this kid have any prior history of medical events (seizure, etc)?
Gyrfalcon: They dismissed two of them, and downgraded the third. Admittedly, it was kind of weird, but I'm not seeing the problem.
FrancoFile: Failure to maintain control is failure to maintain control.
Russ1642: What doesn't qualify as a 'medical event' these days?
Ker_Thwap: The remaining ticket/charge is still warranted. It helps out the people he hit to be held blameless financially for the accidents. It's really no big deal.
hardinparamedic: Russ1642: What doesn't qualify as a 'medical event' these days?20 yearolds don't usually have heart attacks. Their heart problems are typically from drugs, infectious processes, an aortic aneurysm, Long QT Syndrome, or from birth defects and corrected cardiac defects from infancy. It's HIGHLY unusual for someone that young to develop a total blockage of their coronary arteries.The problem is that if he KNEW he had a condition which made him highly likely to suffer SCA, and refused to get it treated, the law can hold him negligent for that - the same as it can hold someone who refuses to take seizure medication and continues to drive.
roadkillontheweb: Cops don't give a damn about safety. Tickets are to generate money to pay their salary.
frostalicious: That being said the prosecutor could decide not to be a dickhead and cut the guy some slack.
roadkillontheweb: Cops don't give a damn about safety. Tickets are to generate money to pay their salary.Ask the cop who wrote me a ticket for failure to maintain control of my vehicle for hitting a deer.spilling my beer.
roadkillontheweb: failure to maintain control of my vehicle for hitting a deer
Campanula: It did say in the article he had a pacemaker implanted. Perhaps it wasn't a blockage or drug use and the reporter just couldn't figure out how to spell "arrhythmia" and settled for heart attack?
Misch: Who is paying the salaries of the emergency services personnel responding to the collision? Fire department, EMS, etc...?
hobnail: Dan "had to plead guilty," said his mother, Noreen. "What choice did he have?"Umm, gimme a minute, it'll come to me. Oh, yeah: maybe plead not guilty?
FrancoFile: Just playing devil's advocate here:Failure to maintain control is failure to maintain control.Are we going to excuse a lard-ass if his gut gets stuck in his steering wheel and he can't make a turn?
Panatheist: roadkillontheweb: failure to maintain control of my vehicle for hitting a deersee, you have to maintain that the deer hit you and never say otherwise
SevenizGud: If he violated the law, then he should be cited, and it should stick.Furthermore, if you have heart attacks, then clearly you shouldn't be driving EVER. So his license should be revoked until he has a transplant.Gee, I wonder if all you criminal apologists would feel the same way if he had crossed center, head-on your spouse and kill them.Whatsamatter?? It's a medical emergency, right, little baby?
Russ1642: Another Government Employee: I understand why the tickets were written, but all three should have been dismissed because of the medical emergency.One missing piece of info, though. Did this kid have any prior history of medical events (seizure, etc)?What doesn't qualify as a 'medical event' these days?
DundieAwardWinner: [comedypro.hahaha.com image 600x476]Neither the municipal prosecutor, Colin Quinn, nor police could be reached for comment.
lack of warmth: 20 years old with a heart problem that they already knew about, I am surprised he still has his license. A coworker of mine had black outs due to high blood pressure a few years ago. He is only four months older than I and they yanked his license till he got a clean bill of health. He still came to work, he just couldn't drive. There are reasons why CDL drivers have to get physicals.I get why some tickets were tossed, because cops often write the entire book about you in tickets. Surprised the judge didn't push for more evidence into the heart issue.
skinink: I blame the prosecutor and the judge for not dismissing it. Obvious sticklers for following the letter of the law.
xanadian: FTFA: A little more than a week after the April 1 heart attack, which led to a minor traffic accident, Langley, a 20-year-old ...Dude. Put down the burgers! Holy crap!
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