The legal process is still incredibly inconvenient when you kill a pedestrian...
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So that's where we're at. Families of dead pedestrians & cyclists r lucky if motorist shows up to get their fine. https://www.thestar.com/news/pedest...accidents-often-punished-with-small-fine.html
Jones’s legal representative pleaded guilty on her behalf to unsafely leaving a Markham roadway, reduced from careless driving, in August 2013. A justice of the peace fined her $500. Case closed.
It never crossed Davis’s mind the driver could stay home. Her family did know, though, that the violent death of a fit, loving 63-year-old cyclist — who had met his grandson the day he was born and returned the next with a photo of him on his T-shirt — would be reduced to a minor traffic violation.
“The charge was no different if she hit a mailbox, or nothing, or killed my dad,” Davis says. “There’s no part of the charge that relates to the outcome, which is the crazy part.”
How to kill someone and get away with it: use a car.