Imagine an accident that takes the life of your loved one. Now imagine what you’d feel like if the person responsible was asking to be let out of jail while he waits to go to trial. Would that be fair for everything you’ve been through? This judge may agree with your position, as he has denied the request for bail for this man.
A man who has been charged in relation to a head-on collision has now had his bail denied, a Dec. 23 report states. The man, a 54-year-old from New Hampshire, is accused of causing the crash that resulted in the death of a pregnant woman and her fiancé a year ago in December 2013. The story, which was previously covered in the blog, discussed how the man had allegedly not been mentally stable at the time. The crash was caused, police claim, due to the man trying to kill himself. Police at the scene reported that the former Fortune 500 executive had been trying to kill himself by crashing his vehicle when he allowed his pickup truck to collide with the couple’s SUV as they traveled on Interstate 89.
The man has pleaded not guilty to the charge of second-degree murder of the victims. They were a 24-year-old woman and 29-year-old man from Vermont. It’s not clear how many counts he will face, but he could face up to three for their deaths alone, not including other charges that could be placed.
If you’ve faced a situation like this one, you know it’s tragic for everyone involved. Seeking legal help can help you move forward with a civil lawsuit to make sure you get the compensation you need to move on.
Source: WMUR, “Judge denies bail for man charged in fatal head-on crash” Dec. 23, 2014