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Sunday, March 19, 2017

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Here's how I see it. One of my properties was recently struck by a vehicle and the person immediately took off. To me, that's a "Hit & Run". Someone side swipes a vehicle and continues to drive away, that's a "Hit & Run. 

HOWEVER, only in Salisbury Maryland can you hit a human being, kill them and take off and they call it a "Hit & Run". 

NO! It's called MURDER or (involuntary?) MANSLAUGHTER.

What's your thoughts?

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Joe,

Until all the facts are in it is actually a accident/hit an run. It would only be vehicular manslaughter if the driver is found to be at fault. If the driver is found not to be at fault in a case like this they may be charged with failure to render aid and leaving the scene an accident but not murder.

If it was not the drivers fault and the victim died as a result of them not rendering aid the charges could go further but not murder.

Anonymous said...

welcome to the soviet socialist republic of md !

Anonymous said...

murder , 2nd degree or manslaughter the jury will decide

Anonymous said...

Absolutely!!!!

Anonymous said...

Vehicular homicide.

Anonymous said...

There will be multiple charges. Hit & Run is not a formal charge. Once all the charges are assembled and when a suspect is identified, will charges be assigned.

Anonymous said...

technical term is leaving the scene of an accident

Anonymous said...

To Joe or whom ever had their property hit... Can you shed a bit more light on this subject in regards to what was actually hit... Was it a mail box, or a structure or a car? If so then I would call it a hit-n-run... If it was a ditch or grass or dirt that got messed up, then no that is not a hit-n-run...

Anonymous said...

I think it's called "Living in da Bury".

Anonymous said...

OK genius,when the investigating officer or officers ask you where the perp is,what will your genius response be?At what point will you break down and tell them that the perp did not hang around? Regardless of how strange or peculiar you are,or even if death was a result,it's a hit and run.If they did not stay & own up to it they left.

Anonymous said...

Manslaughter

Anonymous said...

It's the eastern shore where having a physical altercation with an officer is known as scrapping with a cop according to some reports.

JoeAlbero said...

Mt point is, what will the SPD OFFICIALLY call it? How convenient to call it a hit and run out of the gate but once they do find someone at fault will they change it to manslaughter or murder. My guess is, NO.

As for the Powellville hit and run, they hit a vehicle and the home.

Anonymous said...

It's both, but a hit and run shows that they need our help investigating who might be responsible. It's obviously still murder (however it's classified) but hit and run brings out attention to it.

Anonymous said...

Well in Worcester County if you hit and kill someone, and you have a medical condition you know about, it's only negligent driving and a fine...

Anonymous said...

Absolutely right Joe , we don't punish people anymore , our judicial system is nothing more than a joke , why charge them with anything . Citizens will provide the only needed justice very soon. The judges and lawyers will be hiding from all.

Anonymous said...

Oh My God!
People are so ignorant Joe! Sorry you have to tolerate them here

Anonymous said...

Both are hit and run but the one causing death should be charged with manslaughter. They should have stopped.

Anonymous said...

They wont even punish the pos doing death threats to pres trump out in the open WHY ?

Anonymous said...

MANSLAUGHTER the Plantiffs family should DEMAND IT.

Anonymous said...

The problem Joe is that the court system is still Full of obama Lib snowflake DAs and judges Trump needs to get RID OF THEM .

Anonymous said...

That road is dark with little side road to walk on. Someone might not of seen her or thought they bumped a deer.Not trying to defend the person, but there are many people I know who have bumped a deer and just kept on driving. Not everyone involved in hit and run are purposefully running away from it to hide. But then again there are a lot of crackheads driving around strung out.Also a lot of elderly drivers who can't see or reason well driving around, a lot of young inexperienced drivers who don't pay attention, we will see how this pans out.

Anonymous said...

The driver most likely was DWI and would rather go and sober up to avoid one less charge.

Anonymous said...

murder

Anonymous said...

Call it whatever you want but the term is used Not only in Salisbury.

I say it is "hit and run" until investigation proves otherwise and driver is caught and charged.

Hit-and-run is the act of causing (or contributing to) a traffic crash (such as colliding with a person or a fixture), without stopping afterwards. It is considered a crime in most jurisdictions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hit_and_run

STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) — 3/18/ 16 (7 hrs ago) Stockton police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash involving a bicyclist, the department said.

GREENBELT, Md. -POSTED:MAR 17 2017 09:07AM EDT A pedestrian has been struck and killed along a roadway in Greenbelt in what police say appears to be a hit-and-run.

delawarefreenews.org/2016/12/.../pedestrian-struck-killed-in-hit-and-run-on-route-27...
Dec 24, 2016 - NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE

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Jan 29, 2017 - Virginia State Police seek the public's help in the fatal hit-and-run of Liem T. Nguyen of Alexandria, who was killed Dec. 17 along I-495 in ...

Anonymous said...

It's not uncommon for people to mock that which they don't understand. Hit and Run accidents are classified three different ways: property danger, personal injury, and fatal. There is also the possibility that the victim could have been suicidal and actually jumped into the path of the on coming vehicle. The driver of the vehicle still has the responsibility of stopping to fulfill their responsibilities while the accident is investigated, but whether you like it or not it's a fatal hit and run accident. There's also the possibility that the driver knew the victim and intentionally ran them over which would make it a murder but all of that has to be investigated.
The bottom line: settle down, let the experts do what they do and hopefully the suspect driver can be identified and charged appropriately.

Giovanni Jones