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Mom Charged With Vehicular Homicide For Crossing Street After Kid Killed By Hit-and-Run

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Image credit Transportation for America. I have been trying to write something punchier than David Goldberg at Transportation for America did but I cannot, this event is "so utterly outrageous, so emblematic of the failure of our current transportation system," that I cannot find words to describe it. Raquel Nelson was convicted of vehicular homicide because she crossed a five lane highway in Atlanta to get to her home after being let off at a bus stop. The nearest traffic light was half a mile down the road, so she crossed, and her four year old son was hit by a drunk and drugged driver. (His third hit and run). ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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