Former judge says stroke caused accident

Retired Judge William Inman says he was having a stroke when he drove through a work zone and struck a utility worker emerging from a manhole. Full Story
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rdd

United States

#1 Jul 31, 2007
This is a very sad story, but if this Judge is having strokes, they need to pull his license and revoke his driving priviledges before somebody gets killed, and he should understand, and surrender his license. All those involved were very lucky.
Tim

Knoxville, TN

#2 Jul 31, 2007
It seems that the older we get the less likely we are to see that we are "TOO OLD TO DRIVE"! We need regular re-testing of drivers of all ages.
John

Athens, TN

#3 Jul 31, 2007
They should send him to jail just like this judge would have done to anyone who did this while he was on the stand. I hardly believe he had a stroke and did not notice running over 2 people (one flipped over driver's windshield). Another example of special treatment.
CAJ

Smyrna, TN

#4 Jul 31, 2007
John sounds like most people who don't like anyone with authority. I am so sick of because you are a police officer, judge, lawyer, or whatever you are accused of special treatment. It happens, unfortunately to a FEW, not everybody in those positions are crooks. Last time I checked, we still have the priviledge-thank God- of voting these people out.........
Heartburn

Arlington, VA

#5 Jul 31, 2007
"A hospital which treated Inman after the accident confirmed he had bleeding on the brain."

If this is accurate then; 1) He is not at fault 2) He should surrender his license 3) Apparently the hospital has not heard of HIPPA.

I was at the drivers testing center in Knoxville with my daughter to get her license. A man came in using a walker and could barely make it to the counter. He paid his fee, had his picture taken, and his license renewed with no questions asked.

I was shocked and amazed.
Joe Norton

Morristown, TN

#6 Jul 31, 2007
It Maybe But If It Was Any Other Citizen They Would Be Charged And Not Wait On The District Attoney To Slap Him On The Back Of The Wrist. You Do The Crime You Do The Time.
Truman Capote

Nashville, TN

#7 Jul 31, 2007
My question is, what was the man doing in the sewer in the first place?
future CPA

Morristown, TN

#9 Jul 31, 2007
Now, because of this unfortunate act by Judge Inman, county deputies are having to babysit the sewer work going on on Morris Blvd. Inman should be made to surrender his liscense. I wonder when the ones that were hit by him will file their lawsuits against him now???

Since: Jan 07

Morristown, TN

#10 Jul 31, 2007
The babysitting of the road work is the biggest danger I've seen in a long time. This construction/rerouting lines/asking for a huge accident with people hurt or killed is terrible. I feel sorry for those doing the babysitting. Can you imagine sitting that long in one of those cars? I can't wait for it to end.

As for Judge Inman, it's really sad that he was on the road. I hope his family does better keeping him safe. I'm glad the guy doing his job in the sewer was not killed. He was so lucky. The day it happened the cones were all the notice you had of anyone being there. It was a bad situation from the beginning.

I agree that Judge Inman does need his license taken and we do need better testing for the elderly.
way to go

Butler, TN

#11 Jul 31, 2007
Read the police reports sometimes. Not having a license doesn't seem to keep a LOT of people off the road.Neither does multiple DUI or driving without a license charges.
Judges aren't doing their jobs. Now let's see if THIS judge gets what he deserves.

I had a stroke in 96...had no function on my right side,couldn't speak. But never,at any time,was I unaware of what was happening around me. Hitting the guys might have been an accident...trying to leave the scene was NOT.
Rank has it's priviledges,as the say. When the very highest office in the land (you know who) can't set a good example (pardon me,sir) why should anyone else? FRom the very person who should be setting an example for all to see (GWB),who swore to uphold our fine constitution,we have gotten the message that you CAN do the crime and NOT do the time.
This is America. This is the greatest country in the world.At least it was when I was young.
Roger

Oak Ridge, TN

#12 Jul 31, 2007
William H. Inman is the epitome of justice and honor. He would have no more tried to leave the scene of an accident than a pig could fly. From the onset of this incident people who know Judge Inman knew that some cardiovascular incident must have occured for such a happening.
joe in knoxville

Lenoir City, TN

#13 Jul 31, 2007
"epitome of justice and honor"
sure he is...and this will disappear from the news in a very short time...now if he was joe blow with no clout,he'd be under the jail. i'm sure that soon roger will be chiming in to say the judge has surrendered his driver's license and sold his car. riiigghht.
land lady

Morristown, TN

#14 Jul 31, 2007
there are many young drivers on the road who are just as bad as the old ones in fact many of them have less experience so they are just as likely to hit someone. accidents happen. there is not much we can do to prevent them since this community does not seem to want to exercise laws of common sense

“Rem tene, verba sequentur”

Since: Jun 07

KnoxVegas

#16 Aug 1, 2007
Heartburn wrote:
"A hospital which treated Inman after the accident confirmed he had bleeding on the brain."
If this is accurate then; 1) He is not at fault 2) He should surrender his license 3) Apparently the hospital has not heard of HIPPA.
I was at the drivers testing center in Knoxville with my daughter to get her license. A man came in using a walker and could barely make it to the counter. He paid his fee, had his picture taken, and his license renewed with no questions asked.
I was shocked and amazed.
Good point about the apparent HIPAA violation. If a medical condition caused this accident, Ok; but, chances of additional strokes increase markedly after the first one--so it's time the judge used public transportation.

“Rem tene, verba sequentur”

Since: Jun 07

KnoxVegas

#17 Aug 1, 2007
Truman Capote wrote:
My question is, what was the man doing in the sewer in the first place?
Aaahhh....his JOB.
Hmmm

United States

#18 Aug 1, 2007
land lady wrote:
there are many young drivers on the road who are just as bad as the old ones in fact many of them have less experience so they are just as likely to hit someone.
Well apparently not.
Land Lady

Morristown, TN

#19 Aug 1, 2007
Young people are involved in wrecks all the time. What do you mean "apparently not?"
jet in lc

United States

#20 Aug 1, 2007
Too Old thinks everyone over 50 should be retested. Why not retest everyone, say every 2 years? Let's not discriminate against the aged, my God, 50 is totally decrepit...and don't forget those old farts who had the audacity to retire when they turned 65..why they are running wild on our highways. Let's really save society....when you reach 50, automatically you get EUTHANIZED!!!! More space, time , money, good drugs, No Medicare wasted..No more Gramps...IT'S ALL ABOUT ME!!
Too Old, you're really a dumb***. Get a LIFE OR KEEP YOUR BITCHING TO YOURSELF.
What is it about fifty

Morristown, TN

#21 Aug 1, 2007
Way to go, "jet in lc", you got it right! Amen!

“B THE CHANGE U WANT 2 C IN PPL”

Since: Mar 07

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#22 Aug 1, 2007
My father had a bad accident about 20 years ago. He blacked out and when he did his foot slipped of the brake at a red light. It was the one at Frank Lorino Park (he was exiting the park). Anyhow, there was an 18 wheeler turning across the intersection and my father's pickup truck went underneath it.

When he was rushed to the hospital, it was a mini stroke he had that caused him to black out.

So it is possible that the judge had a mini stroke.

I refuse to bash him for what he did. I will say a prayer that everyone was alright and no one was seriously hurt.

By the way, my father had scrapes and bruises and was in surgery for hours to pick glass out of the skin on his face, but he survived and we are thankful for it!!!!

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