Woman pleads guilty in car accident that killed Torrance family

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A woman who self-medicated for diabetes and caused a car crash in the Lake Tahoe area that killed a Torrance family of four has pleaded guilty.
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safetygirl

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Neglect of duty?!?!? Probation?!?!? She KILLED four people!!! Of course this was not her intention, but when did we lose our sense of personal responsibility. Actions have consequences and, intended or not, we should have to pay for those consequences.
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Probation??? For killing an entire family....wow, guess its good to know that if I ever do something as stupid as drive while medicated or drunk and kill someone that I can just get off with a slap on the hand......Our laws and court system are unreal, no wonder we have so much of this crap going on and on and on....AMAZING!!!!
My sympathies to the victims families and as for "Dawn" I hope you are haunted everyday of your life while on "PROBATION"......... .
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I hope she lost her drivers license. If her blood sugar cannot be controlled (good excuse)she is a hazard on the road and should not be allowed to drive ever again.
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Accidents do happen and this incident does meet the definition of an "accident". Sometimes the "cure" for diabetes is worse than the condition itself. Yes she showed poor judgement but her judgement may have been impaired by the medical condition she suffered from. Yes it is a tragedy but sometimes there is just nobody to blame. Learn to forgive.
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Native~~With all due respect....Let us know how you feel IF this ever occurs to your family....will you be so forgiving??
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Accidents do happen and this incident does meet the definition of an "accident". Sometimes the "cure" for diabetes is worse than the condition itself. Yes she showed poor judgement but her judgement may have been impaired by the medical condition she suffered from. Yes it is a tragedy but sometimes there is just nobody to blame. Learn to forgive.
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This lady caused another accident 3 years before the accident killing the Calevro Family. I was a really good friend of Maria for many years. I talked to her the day before she left on vacation. Dawn Miley needs to go to jail for what she did. She should of not been driving period. Especially since she had caused another accident. No one was killed in that accident but they were hurt and in the hospital. This just breaks my heart. The Calevro family were such a loving and caring family. I am really sorry that happened to them.
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Calevro Family member here speaking, this is unbelievable I just dont know what to expect from the American justice system. Is clear that the woman selfmedicated herself and due to that my family was killed, because of her lack of judgement on how to administer proper care of her medical problem. My Aunt Maria Calevro had diabetes and she would have never put in danger other peoples lifes if she knew she had that condition and had to be strict on her doctors prescription. This wont bring them back, and I dont really care what happends to that woman. But this says alot about how things are done in this country, and only god will be the one who will judge her at the end.
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Native, you added a "t" to your real name naive!!!!
The one to blame is the one that CHOOSE to NOT properly treat a known medical condition she knew she had. Now do to the fact she was ignorant enough to think she was smarter that her doctor, a family is dead. She should get life, not probation. It is the same if she was drinking. How sad that someone so dumb continues to live free and wreck lives.
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Native wrote:
Accidents do happen and this incident does meet the definition of an "accident". Sometimes the "cure" for diabetes is worse than the condition itself. Yes she showed poor judgement but her judgement may have been impaired by the medical condition she suffered from. Yes it is a tragedy but sometimes there is just nobody to blame. Learn to forgive.
As a controlled diabetic with a Class "A" license, I am required to follow a regimen set forth by my doctor, take medication on a daily basis, and annually re-certify for a DMV Medical Examiner's Certificate (kept with me at all times as an addition to my license) in order to retain my legal right to operate a motor vehicle of any type. If I have to, what makes Dawn Miley so special that she doesn't need to follow the same rules I do, and be forgiven for her stupidity because "nobody is to blame"??? What kind of drugs are YOU smoking? You are as much of an idiot as she is.

Up hers: she can get her insulin shots in prision.
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Am I missing something? Why not pull over and take your drugs and wait till they "kickin" before driving, that goes for any prescription drug. I must be missing something, did she give herself medicine while driving? or did she not take her meds and have side effects from diabetes?
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Hi, I'm a transplanted SoCal native who moved to Douglas County (where the accident occurred) a month before. From what I've read about other DUIs--even those involving serious injuries and deaths--Nevada sentencing laws seem to be less strict than Calif. Considering that, it's not too surprising she might actually just get probation.
Here's a link to the complete story that was in our local paper today:
http://tinyurl.com/4hfmu7
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From_90503_to_89705 wrote:
Hi, I'm a transplanted SoCal native who moved to Douglas County (where the accident occurred) a month before. From what I've read about other DUIs--even those involving serious injuries and deaths--Nevada sentencing laws seem to be less strict than Calif. Considering that, it's not too surprising she might actually just get probation.
Here's a link to the complete story that was in our local paper today:
http://tinyurl.com/4hfmu7
Thanks for the link.
Something doesn't make sense to me. Does low blood sugar make you drive aggressively? I should have thought the opposite would be true, sounds like she's used that excuse before anyway. I think some jail time and a permanently revoked drivers license would do her (and everyone else) some good. I think the judge should also make this woman pay the $11,000 being asked by the family for funeral expenses. Can you imagine, after causing this horrible accident, even grumbling about paying funeral expenses? This woman is a real piece of...work.
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Probation?!?!!?! Five years?!?!?! She took the lives a four people! That is not justice.
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Native wrote:
Accidents do happen and this incident does meet the definition of an "accident". Sometimes the "cure" for diabetes is worse than the condition itself. Yes she showed poor judgement but her judgement may have been impaired by the medical condition she suffered from. Yes it is a tragedy but sometimes there is just nobody to blame. Learn to forgive.
Yes accidents do happen, but you should never self medicate and drive. Also if diabetes is so debilitating that it impares your driving then you should not drive. Hello! If you have a medical condition of any type that impairs your ability to drive then cut up your license stop driving. This is not an excuse. You are clueless.
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From_90503_to_89705 wrote:
Hi, I'm a transplanted SoCal native who moved to Douglas County (where the accident occurred) a month before. From what I've read about other DUIs--even those involving serious injuries and deaths--Nevada sentencing laws seem to be less strict than Calif. Considering that, it's not too surprising she might actually just get probation.
Here's a link to the complete story that was in our local paper today:
http://tinyurl.com/4hfmu7
Yes thanks for the link. Unfortunately the DB gives us a condensed version of news. We never get the whole story.

Two accidents one three car the other 4 people killed, what will it take to get this woman of the road. Everytime she kills people and causes accidents she is to be forgiven because of her illness? If her illness is causing this than she should start taking the bus.
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Am I missing something? Why not pull over and take your drugs and wait till they "kickin" before driving, that goes for any prescription drug. I must be missing something, did she give herself medicine while driving? or did she not take her meds and have side effects from diabetes?
Are you for real? Pull over and take your drugs and wait until they kick in and your are impaired?! If you are taking any prescription drug that impairs your driving it makes no difference if you take the before or during driving. You shouldn't behind the wheel if you are taking drugs that impair your ability to drive. Do us all a favor next time you are on drugs...stay home.

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From_90503_to_89705 wrote:
Hi, I'm a transplanted SoCal native who moved to Douglas County (where the accident occurred) a month before. From what I've read about other DUIs--even those involving serious injuries and deaths--Nevada sentencing laws seem to be less strict than Calif. Considering that, it's not too surprising she might actually just get probation.
Here's a link to the complete story that was in our local paper today:
http://tinyurl.com/4hfmu7
How did she self medicate? Did she give herself more units than usual? I mean what kind of story is this. Before you castrate the lady, who im sure is proablably not very stoked she killed a family, lets find out how she self medicated herself.

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E Thug wrote:
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Are you for real? Pull over and take your drugs and wait until they kick in and your are impaired?! If you are taking any prescription drug that impairs your driving it makes no difference if you take the before or during driving. You shouldn't behind the wheel if you are taking drugs that impair your ability to drive. Do us all a favor next time you are on drugs...stay home.
Your stupid, diabetics dont take insulin to stop pain, they take them to avoid life long impairments. Insulin varies, but peaks at certain times but generally 2 hours. Since you must take it before every meal the person would never be able to leave. However, if she felt the drop coming on she should of pulled over immediately, but sometimes the drop can come quick and impair a drivers ability. This story leaves alot to be explained for people to be ready to give her the death penalty.
me the mom in torrance

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what that FU , this beeiitch killed this inaceint family,drugs or no god DAMMMMMMMMMMM drugs, she needs 2 do her time BIG time chick!!!!!!!!!shes lucky dats not not of my family in torrance,,bitch ur lock up 4 life
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Native wrote:
Accidents do happen and this incident does meet the definition of an "accident". Sometimes the "cure" for diabetes is worse than the condition itself. Yes she showed poor judgement but her judgement may have been impaired by the medical condition she suffered from. Yes it is a tragedy but sometimes there is just nobody to blame. Learn to forgive.
Native, you absolutely went off the reservation with that post!!! WOW. Police refer to two cars colliding as traffic collisions. They don't refer to them as accidents as you did. You know why....because the term "accident" indicates there is someone at fault. So you were right ONLY in that respect, it was an accident and the woman who plead guilty was at fault!
The court system can only act within the law and our laws and penalties need to be stiffer! A crime is a crime and this woman deserves more than what she received.
As for you Native.....you are out of your mind.

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