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Old 18th December 2007, 15:11   #31
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Solution to the puzzle: That family was an old enemy of the truck driver. Justice delivered.
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A man/woman/kid is run over by a truck while crossing the road.
Truck driver is arrested.

Why?

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Ok...i should've been more clear with "...where there was no zebra crossing".

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Old 18th December 2007, 15:24   #32
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Even if there was no zebra crossing, does that give the truck driver the right to run over people?
Nope, no one has the right to intentionally kill someone. But in an accident the driver cannot be held solely responsible for the consequences either.

For example, if a pedestrian tries to cross moving traffic or someone is sleeping on the road, they are putting themselves in harm's way, and must accept the responsibility for the consequences of their actions - even if they were forced into these circumstances by environment/social issues.

It is not fair, to hold the driver responsible for things which are beyond his reasonable control.
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Old 18th December 2007, 15:26   #33
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Even if there was no zebra crossing, does that give the truck driver the right to run over people? Sorry, I didn't get it
That's what we usually read in the newspapers. They never mention the context.

If someone jumps (some people cross roads like dogs. They just don't look aywhere) in front of a truck, the truck driver might not be able to stop in time (due to sheer momentum). So it's the responsibility of the pedestrian to cross the road when it's safe to do so. At the same time, it's the driver's responsibility to stop / slow down if he sees somebody crossing.

Without knowing the context / situation how can they just arrest the driver?

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Old 18th December 2007, 15:55   #34
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At the same time, it's the driver's responsibility to stop / slow down if he sees somebody crossing.
And to remain within the laid down speed limit when driving on the city roads which is what 90% of them DON'T DO

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Without knowing the context / situation how can they just arrest the driver?
How did you determine that?
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Old 18th December 2007, 16:13   #35
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How did you determine that?
That's my question. How did THEY determine that?

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Thumbs down Update on Merc Accident

Chennai: A city-based businessman's teenaged son, who is wanted by police in connection with a hit-and-run incident which killed three persons, surrendered before the Juvenile Justice Court on Wednesday.

After his surrender, lawyers of Achal Khemka, son of NEPC Chairman Rajkumar Khemka, applied for bail which was opposed by Chennai police.

The police claimed they had 'clinching evidence' that Khemka was behind the wheels of a Mercedes Benz that ran over 11 persons sleeping on a footpath on December 13, killing two of them and injuring the rest.

The speeding car collided head on with a two-wheeler near Poonamallee High Road and crashed into a platform, where nearly 50 construction labourers were sleeping. Three labourers were killed, and police sources now say they've found evidence linking Achal to the crime. ......Source - CNN_IBN

Sixteen-year-old boy Achal Khemka, who allegedly ran over and killed three people in Chennai was given bail after he surrendered yesterday and he is to be produced in court today.

The hit and run incident is being described as Chennai's BMW case where the teenager is the son of a high profile Chennai based industrialist.

Khemka had allegedly driven the Mercedes-Benz car when the incident occurred last week.

The boy went into hiding after the incident, while his father Rajkumar Khemka denied his involvement, claiming the driver was behind the wheel.

On December 15 Khemka's car collided with a two-wheeler and swerved on to a pavement where the victims were sleeping in makeshift tents.

Khemka's driver of 20 years had surrendered when the incident came to light. ......source - NDTV

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Achal Khemka, son of NEPC Chairman Rajkumar Khemka,
Isnt NEPC a defunct organisation.. you can still see their planes (of NEPC Airlines) mothballed and gathering dust at Chennai airport..
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There would be enought evidence to pin him to the car if they use DNA testing

Blood stains
Mobile location triangulation (a hit and run killer was nabbed in Bangalore like this)
Fingerprints
Airbag burn marks
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the owner's sons blood if found in the car should be enough... p.s im not lawyer
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Isnt NEPC a defunct organisation.. you can still see their planes (of NEPC Airlines) mothballed and gathering dust at Chennai airport..
NEPC is an alive & kicking Public Limited company manufacturing windmill blades.
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