reply to post by 0288796
This is nothing to do with my attitude toward the driver of the vehicle. It is of course terrible for anyone involved in a car to person collision,
on both sides, and I in no way wish to take away from that. However, what I am angry about, is that the police couldnt have the compassion and
understanding to leave the childs family alone until she was out of her coma or dead, whichever happens first. There is no way to coddle a person who
is in a coma. It has no psychological effect on the young girl in the hosptial bed wether her family recieves a ticket on her behalf, but for the
family of that young lady this ticket is insult to injury. Its not enough that thier daughter/sister is in a coma, but now they have this ticket as
well, just in case thier day wasnt bad enough already.
This situation should never have come to pass, because there should be, regardless of the situation some basic principles of decency, which prevent
official matters entering into a time which should SOLELY be about the family of the injured party, and making sure than an already difficult, painful
, and potentialy despair inducing time is not further messed with by affairs which could very easily be deffered until later. It is highly unlikely
that the family of this young girl are going to be capable of dealing with the ticket in any case, and the speed of its arrival in thier hands has NO
baring on any legality that may ensue from the jaywalking offence in any case, since the injured suspect in that offence is hardly capable of
defending her position, nor, being 13 of making any financial reparation for her actions.
Therefore, the ticket could have waited, and the whole thing should have been deffered until such time as either the girl was out of immediate danger
and lucid, or until she had passed away, no matter which was which.
Furthermore, the issue of this ticket has no effect on the driver, since they will either get by just fine, or have to find some means of addressing
any post traumatic stress they may have suffered from the incident, REGARDLESS of when or if a ticket has been issued.
Again, defending the course of events and the route taken by the authorities in the particular matter of the timing of the ticketing for the offence
is just inhuman. People are not numbers, nor files. They have minds and hearts, both of which can be broken by just the merest things in times of
stress. An inability to adjust the actions of an authority in those circumstances shows it is flawed in terms of its ability to recognise and respect
a persons greif and fear. That anyone could defend such a flaw is beyond me entirely.