'07 Rally Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NW, Florida
this is a really tough one...if you allow people the excuse of "it was just an accident" wouldnt that be the #1 reason everyone would give? And wouldnt that allow the people who were really guilty off the hook as well as the people who arent?
If you fall asleep on the road and kill your passenger, is it really an accident? or something you are truly guilty of b/c you didnt get enough sleep to be driving? or if you drive drunk, yeah, sure you didnt mean to hit that other car, it was an accident, but you still drank and drove...therefore, is it really an accident?
IMO an accident is something that you truly couldnt stop, like an 18 wheeler crashing in front of you and you hitting him, yeah that would be an accident if you were following all the rules of the road (speed limit, etc)...or the person who made a bad choice hitting you, that would be an accident...
But yes, I think there must be more to the story here...