Yesterday WTVR.com reported that there will be no charges against the driver in the tractor trailer accident who fatally struck two kids running to a bus on Route 15 in Buckingham County yesterday. The whole ordeal is heartbreaking and for the families involved there is a great need for prayer and condolences.
My mind races when I hear heartbreaking stories like this because I deal with situations like this every day. People don’t come see lawyers like me when everything is going their way. Rather, they come when tragedy strikes and they have no where else to turn. I feel a duty not only to represent folks in these situations legally. But I also feel the need from an emotional and spiritual perspective. Grief is such a strong emotion and it can only be dealt carefully and intentionally by those qualified to do so.People don't come see lawyers like me when everything is going their way, they come when tragedy strikes . . . Click To Tweet
After reading this report, though, it appears that the information available has resulted in a conclusion of no wrongdoing. From a legal perspective the Virginia State Police concluded that no traffic laws that were broken by the driver. Based on these report, it appears that the bus was coming to a stop with it’s yellow lights flashing but it had not come to a complete stop yet. The red flashing lights and stop sign that are triggered when the bus completes its stop were not yet on.Grief is such a strong emotion and it can only be dealt carefully and intentionally by those qualified to do so. Click To Tweet
But there appears to be more to this story and some lessons that we can all learn.