91-year-old charged in fatal crash

91-year-old charged in fatal crash

There are 107 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Aug 20, 2008, titled 91-year-old charged in fatal crash. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

A 91-year-old man was arrested on negligent homicide charges for allegedly causing a fatal accident in June.

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Since: Jul 07

Key West

#105 Aug 21, 2008
750.324 Negligent homicide; penalty.

Sec. 324.

Any person who, by the operation of any vehicle upon any highway or upon any other property, public or private, at an immoderate rate of speed or in a careless, reckless or negligent manner, but not willfully or wantonly, shall cause the death of another, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in the state prison not more than 2 years or by a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Brookfield, WI

#106 Aug 22, 2008
Im not sure what to think of this.... What did this 91 year old do so that would make an accident turn to negligent homicide... and accident is an accident, unless of course he was drunk or something like that... but the guy is 91... thats Probably not the case.

Joliet, IL

#107 Aug 22, 2008
I agree he should not have been on the road....but he was! and he should be treated the same as anyone else.

Genoa City, WI

#108 Aug 24, 2008
Juno wrote:
The charge of Neglgient Homicide, carries no jail time. Even tho it states a 2yr misd. In most if not all cases, its a matter of finding fault for the victims. The charge carries community Service, fines/costs and an automatice license suspension. Fair is Fair, there is no intent obviously
Juno, you have no idea what you are talking about. A woman in Holland served 18 months and I served a year. There is definately jail time!
stop the madness

Youngstown, OH

#109 Aug 28, 2008
froggy log wrote:
I think it is ludicrous for this old man to be charged. He is an OLD MAN. He had a license. And ACCIDENTS HAPPEN. What is wrong with our Justice System?
The man that died is related to local law enforcement. Their is no local justice, just retaliation.
Scooter Club

Golden, CO

#110 Aug 28, 2008
froggy log wrote:
I think it is ludicrous for this old man to be charged. He is an OLD MAN. He had a license. And ACCIDENTS HAPPEN. What is wrong with our Justice System?
F-him. put him in jail, throw away the key and let him rot.


Since: Oct 07

Golden, CO

#111 Sep 11, 2008
Rob_ a Senior Citizen wrote:
why senior citizens must have their skills reviewed every year after a preset time. Maybe it should be shortened to every 6-months to prevent any more of these accidents.
How about you hook a computer to the ignition of the vehicle and the elderly driver must make it though a maze similar to the Zelda game before the computer allows the vehicle to start, Just like the one you had on your car to detect alcohol.

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