Still more revelations in the 47th/Admiral death

The Seattle Weekly has just posted an article with a few points we hadn’t heard before, including documents suggesting Tatsuo Nakata’s family considered suing the city, and a quote from the driver charged with a misdemeanor in the crash (who also has hired a lawyer), saying he “will probably release a statement soon.”

2 Replies to "Still more revelations in the 47th/Admiral death"

  • Vincent April 19, 2007 (11:00 am)

    This guy should get manslaughter, he did kill somebody right?

    RCW 9A.32.070
    Manslaughter in the second degree.

    (1) A person is guilty of manslaughter in the second degree when, with criminal negligence, he causes the death of another person.

    (2) Manslaughter in the second degree is a class B felony.

    I would say running a cross walk and KILLING SOMEONE is criminal negligence. Sucks to go to prison for “accidentally” running someone one down, but tough.

  • trace April 19, 2007 (2:52 pm)

    I know there are issues with unenforceable “nanny state” legislation — but the fact that the driver was talking on his cell phone as he killed a pedestrian in a crosswalk certainly seems to bolster those who argue that cell phones and driving are a bad mix. And while I feel compassion for the driver, I agree with Vincent.

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