Amherst Man Kills Woman While She Exi...

Amherst Man Kills Woman While She Exits Car

There are 25 comments on the WIVB Buffalo story from Mar 9, 2008, titled Amherst Man Kills Woman While She Exits Car. In it, WIVB Buffalo reports that:

Police say 26-year old Robert Hughes struck the 49-year-old woman with his vehicle on Delaware Avenue near Tacoma.

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Concerned Buffalonian

AOL

#1 Mar 9, 2008
He should be locked up for life!!!!!
ksp

Buffalo, NY

#2 Mar 9, 2008
Lets see this guy will get a couple months in jail. The victims family gets a life sentence.
concerned citizen

United States

#3 Mar 9, 2008
When is it going to end??? OK,so I can drink a few beers, kill someone and pretty much getaway with it??? Embarassing for the legal system.
Tootsie

Saint Marys, PA

#4 Mar 9, 2008
such a sad situation for both Families.
Being a member of MADD-- I KNOW THE PAIN BOTH FAMILIES WILL ENDURE FOR A LIFETIME.
Scott

Dunkirk, NY

#5 Mar 9, 2008
Well I am sure with the terriable court system. He will get off with community service and go back out on the road and kill a few more people.
rich

Akron, NY

#6 Mar 9, 2008
Another case of guilty until proven innocent. I'm not saying I side with the driver but so many people are so quick to jump to conclusions, you don't give the legal system a change to do its job. You never know, this person may get 4-7 years or more. Please don't spread you're "expert legal advice" unless your name has an esq. after it.
bluefire

Orange, MA

#7 Mar 9, 2008
let the courts figure it out. drunk driving bad weather and not looking before exiting a vehical. those are the facts. my sympathy to the victims family.
selective

Rochester, NY

#8 Mar 9, 2008
Any legal punishment the drunk driver receives will never compare to the loss the victim' family will experience. There are not enough jails to put drunk drivers in. Drunk drivers killing someone should be treated the same as a person using a gun to kill someone. Drinking is a choice.
Robin

United States

#9 Mar 9, 2008
I feel bad for the victims family.. It's such a tragedy. Drinking and driving is not a very smart thing to do.. If you are going to drink stay home,take a cab home or get a dd, there are plenty of choices besides driving drunk..
Christianado

Venus, PA

#10 Mar 9, 2008
I'm devastated. I'm a close friend of the victims son. He looked at his mother as such a pillar in his life. His rock was his mother, though they had their complete lives of their own, this sad story ends with a man apart from his mom in ways we all cant imagine. Her story is that she was a recent grandmother of yet another beautiful baby girl and her sons turned out to be fantastic young men, reaching goals that most did not see coming. I'll let them know there's more people on their side then not by this page. RIP.
Steve

North Tonawanda, NY

#11 Mar 9, 2008
Im sorry to say, you can make as many laws as you want, it the idiots will continue breaking them and the people who get busted for overly strict laws who otherwise were acting responsible continue to pay the price. Make drinking illegal ( we know how well that went) Drunk driving accidents will continue to happen. You can never outlaw stupidity.

Sorry for the families loss, but more laws are not the answer. Our Legal system is a joke because it wastes so much time prosecuting victimless crimes.
THEREALITYCHECK

York, ME

#12 Mar 9, 2008
A very sad story. My condolences go out to this woman's family.
THEREALITYCHECK

York, ME

#13 Mar 9, 2008
rich wrote:
Another case of guilty until proven innocent. I'm not saying I side with the driver but so many people are so quick to jump to conclusions, you don't give the legal system a change to do its job. You never know, this person may get 4-7 years or more. Please don't spread you're "expert legal advice" unless your name has an esq. after it.
You don't need to have graduated from law school to know that driving while intoxicated can kill somebody. Accidents happen, and nobody is saying that there was any sort of intent on his part. However, being under the influence and driving your vehicle puts everyone at risk. Unfortunately for this woman, his mistake cost her her life. The chances of him being sentenced to the max on a D felony are slim, but he does need to be held accountable for his actions, especially if he has a record involving drugs or alcohol.
Dont worry about my name

Gowanda, NY

#14 Mar 9, 2008
this man was on parole so they are saying he will be getting 20 to 25 years.
lee

Niagara Falls, NY

#15 Mar 9, 2008
THAT IS REALLY SAD,PEOPLE SHOULD NOT DRIVE DRUNK,LOOK WHAT HAPPENS, A WIFE, MOTHER DAUGHTER,FRIEND,IS GONE FOREVER,PEOPLE THINK PLEASE
rich

Akron, NY

#16 Mar 9, 2008
THEREALITYCHECK wrote:
<quoted text> You don't need to have graduated from law school to know that driving while intoxicated can kill somebody. Accidents happen, and nobody is saying that there was any sort of intent on his part. However, being under the influence and driving your vehicle puts everyone at risk. Unfortunately for this woman, his mistake cost her her life. The chances of him being sentenced to the max on a D felony are slim, but he does need to be held accountable for his actions, especially if he has a record involving drugs or alcohol.
__________

I appreciate your response but i was merely refering to the people who think this guy will get off with a slap on the wrist. I've been arrested quite a few times and twice for DWI (my car was parked both times at the time of my arrest and nobody was hurt) and I never got a slap on the wrist. I paid my debt to society, I for one think this individual will do prison time and not a couple months in these "posh" jails, even if he doesn't have a checkered past. Like I said before, I believe he'll serve at least 4 years in state prison (before knowing he has a criminal record).
Jen

North Tonawanda, NY

#17 Mar 9, 2008
It's too bad that one act of stupidity (or perhaps more if he's done this on other occasions) will forever ruin this individual's life.
biker

Grand Island, NY

#18 Mar 9, 2008
selective wrote:
Any legal punishment the drunk driver receives will never compare to the loss the victim' family will experience. There are not enough jails to put drunk drivers in. Drunk drivers killing someone should be treated the same as a person using a gun to kill someone. Drinking is a choice.
Exactly, Yet they don't fix the laws and make the laws so as (there can be no plea bargain)none.
heartbroken

Buffalo, NY

#19 Mar 10, 2008
my heart goes out to both families. the young man should be held accountable for his actions and punished according to the crime committed. the victim has a family left to deal with his act of selfishness. a car with a drunk behind the wheel is a loaded gun, anyone can die.
Steve

North Tonawanda, NY

#20 Mar 10, 2008
Yeah, if you kill someone while drunk, its man slaughter. Just as if you accidentally killed someone with a gun. They give people who used guns, ropes, knives, pills etc plea bargains as well.

before you spout useless rhetoric learn how the system works, perhaps THEN you can truly make this a better place to live.

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