Canada Convicts Parked Motorist for Motorcyclist Death

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  1. newcastlefan

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    Generally if you run into someone who is parked and not on the road at the time, it is not the driver of the parked car's fault, except in Canada. So next time you have a flat tire in Canada do not pull off to the shoulder of the road since Canada will sentence you to life in prision if someone is so stupid as to not notice you are (1) not moving and (2) not on the road and rear ends your parked car.

    MONTREAL — A Canadian woman who parked her car on a highway to help a group of ducklings on the side of the road was found guilty Friday of causing the deaths of a motorcyclist and his passenger daughter who slammed into her car.
    Emma Czornobaj was convicted by a jury on two counts of criminal negligence causing death, a charge that carries a maximum life sentence, and two counts of dangerous driving causing death, which comes with a maximum of 14 years in jail.
    The 25-year-old was charged in the deaths of Andre Roy, 50, and his daughter Jessie, 16.
    She wiped away tears when the verdict was delivered to a packed courtroom in Montreal. Quebec Superior Court Justice Eliane Perreault said the 12-member jury voted unanimously.
    Czornobaj was released until her pre-sentence hearing on Aug. 8.
    Roy’s motorcycle slammed into Czornobaj’s car, which was stopped in the left lane of a provincial highway south of Montreal in 2010.
    Czornobaj, a self-professed animal lover, told the court that she did not see the ducklings’ mother anywhere and planned to capture them and take them home.
    Defense lawyer Marc Labelle said his client was stunned by the jury’s decision.
    “The fact that she was involved in the accident in the first place was a hard experience for her,†he said. “The fact that she had to go through a trial with a lot of publicity was tough and to be confirmed by 12 citizens, the jury, that the conduct was criminal is a hard blow.â€
    Pauline Volikakis, whose husband and daughter were killed in the collision, briefly fought back tears when she left the courtroom.
    “I don’t wish misfortune on anyone,†Volikakis said. “It’s time that we go on. This will not bring (back) my loved ones.â€
    Prosecutor Annie-Claude Chasse had a message for motorists.
    “What we hope is that a clear message is sent to society that we do not stop on the highway for aimals. It’s not worth it.â€
     
  2. BearShit

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    crazypreacher Not followin whitey's rules

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    Mixed feelings about this.
     
  4. newcastlefan

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    at first i did too, but why she parked the car off the road should not matter. once the car is off the road and the engine is off, it is part of the scenery like a tree and if you ram a tree alongside a road it is not the fault of the state that allowed the tree to grow there.
     
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    She parked in an active lane of traffic on a highway. She's a dumb cunt who should go to jail.
     
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    Fucking tree hugging animal lovers. The motorcycle shoulda plowed into her. :coffee:
     
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    "I'll just park my car in the middle of a highway - that shouldn't be a problem. The fucking DUCKS need help." :rolleye:
     
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    She should do very well in prison

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    Human > duck
     
  10. FOXXXONE

    FOXXXONE wut?

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    the left lane is not a shoulder , its the fast lane on our highways . Shoulders to the right . She is an idiot !
     
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    ...she parked her car in an active traffic lane without hazards, and left her drivers door open.... ... She's clearly a buffoon, and through her stupidity, is a danger to others


    “I shouted to my [three] children: ‘What is she doing there? She’s going to get killed,’” Tessier said, adding that Czornobaj was standing on a portion of the highway not wide enough to be used as a shoulder.
    Tessier said she noticed that the parked car did not have its hazards on and the driver’s door was open. As she looked back in her rear-view mirror, Tessier said, she could see the back end of Czornobaj’s car lift up in the air.
     
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    :right:
     
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    It says she was parked in the left lane of the highway or is there some other article that says otherwise?

    "Roy’s motorcycle slammed into Czornobaj’s car, which was stopped in the left lane of a provincial highway south of Montreal in 2010."

    I'd agree with a light sentence, but she seems to definitely be guilty.
     
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    yeah, but she's kinda hot.


    and there are too many motorcyclists anyway.
     
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    Huh. Part of the scenery ?? Wasn't she parked in THE LEFT LANE ??
     
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    Parked in the left lane to save ducks :wtf::wtf:
     
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    Looks like she got a nice rack. I'd like to go with not guilty now.
     
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    not guilty.
     
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    Now fatty's not gonna post in here anymore because he's wrong, AGAIN. :jj:
     
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