Should someone get charged with murder for drag racing? I will ask this again after a further explanation. Let me start with the story leading up to this. A few days ago in Eagle Rock, which is a district of Los Angeles; a car crashed into a tree which sits in the center divider of Colorado Blvd. Witnesses and law enforcement officers explained it as one of the most horrible things they had ever seen, one witness said that body parts were scattered around and there was nothing anyone could do to help. The Nissan Maxima actually split in half.
The driving was a 19 year old, eight months pregnant girl and she carried four passengers with her. Among them was her 16 year old sister, a 19 year old family friend, the divers 19 year old husband and a 15 year old boy who could have been the drivers brother or cousin since he shared the same last name.
According to a police investigation they were racing with two other cars and could have been going 80-100 MPH. I used to drive Colorado everyday in that area and know that the speed limit is 35 or 45 MPH. The driver, her unborn child of course, her 15 year old sister and the family friend all died instantly. The drivers husband and the 15 year old boy were in critical condition but are not expected to make it.
One witness said that she went to help the husband but the help he needed was way beyond First Aid. She said that he was missing his legs and all she could say was that everything is going to be alright.
One of the cars involved in the racing kept going and left the scene but the other car that was racing stopped. Yes, the guy actually stopped to help the injured out. Now, this guy who stopped has been arrested and is facing murder charges! They are still looking for the third car.
About the guy facing murder charges. I really think that it is a bunch of crap! This guy should not be facing murder charges! He did not kill these people. Now, don't get me wrong here, this is a very sad thing that just happened here, one of the saddest things you could hear but this guy did not make these people crash. It was the 19 year old girls decision to speed like that and race and unfortunately the worst thing that could happen happened.
I do not defend these drag racers at all, trust me. I hate them actually. I think when people get caught doing this they should have their drivers license taken away for life and if caught again give them some time in the big house and make it a felony charge and if they repeat doing it make the punishment even stiffer.
Back to my point though. This guy actually stopped, he had compassion and was probably raised in a good household by some good parents and should not get life for this!