Dangerous Driving Causing Death
Well after a recent event where my mate hit, and killed, a 7yr old boy i have a few questions about being charged with Dangerous Driving Causing Death.
First heres what happened:
All me mates were at one guys house, same as most days during the holidays. And as 3 cars were leaveing, the 2nd one hit a lil guy (about 150m from where he started driving), he then died on the way to hospital.
The little guys family were playing cricet out the front of their house when the ball was hit across the road, and he ran out to get it without looking. My mate didnt see him, and took him out.
The guy in the 3rd car saw it, but didnt know it was a kid till they drove past.
One of my mates then told the rest of the people who were at the house, no one believed him at first. The guy in the 1st car didnt see anything, i told him about it later.
He has been charged and is now waiting for a trial. But when it first happened the coper told him he wont be charged, as it was a accident
The father said that my mate was driving at 80km/hin a 50k zone! Not that my mates 1liter car could of got that fast in 150m.
What i want to know is will my mate get off relatively easily. I dont want to be a cold shit as someone died, but it was a freak thing-not my mates fault.
Will he loose his licence, get a fine?? hes only 17 so i dunno what they can do.
Just wanted some idea
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