Hit and Run Causing Death

Hit and Run Causing Death

Posted in the South Bend Forum

Since: Jan 07

Las Vegas, NV

#1 May 22, 2007
I read where a recent death occurred a few days ago as a man was driving to work in Elkhart. The driver hit and killed some one on a bicycle...and continued on and left the scene. Now it seems he has come forward and identified himself...yet authorities did not arrest him.
Since the law requires that a person involved in such an accident STOP and call authorities...it is hard for me to understand how people can do things like this and not be arrested...as this man was not arrested and no bail was set.
Indiana has a much more lenient view of hit and run accidents than neighboring Michigan does. If you hit some one up there...your world will difinitely change..for years to come.
Unless of course you are one of the "chosen" ones....then not much happens.
Why does Michigan take such a hard view on drinking and driving and causing death? It IS a serious tragedy...but Michigan gives pretty much a double penalty for anyone caught in their grips....while Indiana seems to be much more lenient...as i think it should be. People do not INTEND to hit others on the road when they drive.
Even accidents involving alcohol should be noted clearly as Negligent accidents...and those convicted of such offenses should NEVER be placed in with regular offenders who rob...burglarize..rape...and embezzle.
Whats the diference in the two typs of offenders?
INTENT! PREMEDITATION! MALICE!

Those who PLAN to commit their offenses...are INTENTIONAL criminals...and those who simply do not take enough precaution to PREVENT their accidents...are guiilty of only Negligence...and the mental difference in INTENT should cause authorities to keep intentional offenders in separate facilities than they keep accidental offenders.
Michigan and Indiana have two comletely different views on punishment when it comes to such accidents.
So anyone who reads this..if you think you're ever going to hit some one accidentally on the road....make damn sure you aren't in Michigan when it happens.

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