Saturday, 20 April 2019

What About The Harvey's Extreme Hardship? Doesn't That Count?

A lorry driver who was watching a TV programme while driving has been found guilty of killing a woman in a crash.
Viorel Sandulache, 26, hit 21-year-old Abigail Harvey's Audi on the Dartford Crossing in Kent on 3 November 2017.
He had admitted "listening to" a TV series on his phone, but the judge said she was sure he was watching it.
At last, a judge with common sense. There hasn't been a lot of those in Viorel's past...
Jurors heard he had twice been caught using his phone while driving and had 12 penalty points on his licence before the crash.
He had been allowed by magistrates to continue driving due to extreme hardship.
Christ! What about the 'extreme hardship' of his bloody victims, you morons?
In a victim impact statement read to court her mother, Amanda Harvey, said: "Our lives have been brutally and senselessly changed for ever.
"One of my children has been stolen. All I have to hold now is the wooden box containing her ashes."
The court heard her organs were donated, because that is what she would have wanted.
Her father Laurence Harvey said: "It's a dad's job to save her from harm, and everything which could harm her.
"I feel as though I've failed her."
You didn't. The justice system did.


Ted Treen said...

What justice system?

We don't have, and never have had, a 'justice system'.

What we do have is a 'legal system.

As you have pointed out yourself, Julia, on these hallowed pages, our legal system rarely has anything to do with justice - and it's usually happenchance when this occurs. It sure as hell ain't purpose or intention.

John Tee said...

Thousands of UK motorists can drive with over 12 points

Motorist with 62 penalty points legally allowed to drive

JuliaM said...

"We don't have, and never have had, a 'justice system'.

What we do have is a 'legal system."

Sadly true. Where's Punto Man when he's needed..?

"Motorist with 62 penalty points legally allowed to drive"