You see there are real consequences for our actions, some by law others by the prison of guilt this mother will live with the rest of her life.
It is a damn sad situation. An absolute tragedy.
Driving Deaths and Manslaughter
The circumstances of the situation are taken into account for most such situations. In pretty much all cases of vehicular manslaughter though, you would have to be breaking another law pertaining to rules of the road to qualify for that charge. And in some states or areas, the person doesn't get charged even if they were breaking a minor road law.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.
What a smart idea. And already there are "smart" car seats, so somebody's going to use the technology to come up with some "failsafe." And a national PSA campaign would be great.
I have a hard time believing this can happen as an accident. I understand it is possible, but i have a hard time believing it. Even if it were an accident, this woman caused her child's death due to her own negligence. I read that no charges have been pressed against her. As least not as of the writing of the article I have read. At the very least she should be charged with child endangerment or manslaughter or something. Intentionally or not, she killed this child, and this child suffered a terrible death.
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
Here is a link posted several times now in this thread that would be helpful to read: Fatal Distraction: Forgetting a Child in the Backseat of a Car Is a Horrifying Mistake. Is It a Crime? - The Washington Post