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Teen driver involved in fatal Redwood City car crash may face vehicular manslaughter charges

Original post made on Nov 11, 2022

The 17-year-old driver of a car that collided with another, resulting in the death of two and the injury of four others Friday night, may face charges for vehicular manslaughter, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney.

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Posted by margomca
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Nov 11, 2022 at 2:30 pm

margomca is a registered user.

As horrific as that accident was, I see no benefit for anyone to lock up the teen driver. I know of him and his family, all of whom are devastated. Locking up the teen will not bring back the young couple, but if there is any positive outcome, it might come for that boy to speak to high schoolers all over the area, sharing how this one dumb decision (speeding) has changed so many lives, including his own. No matter what, he is changed forever. What if even one future incident might be avoided if a teen were to hear this young man and "get it." Teens are given permission to drive, but particularly for boys, the decision-making parts of their brains are not yet mature and won't be until they are in their mid-twenties. IMO, teens are more likely to listen to and head the message from one of their own over that of a parent or a police person. Just a thought. I suspect others will shoot me down with a "lock 'm up" response, but as I said---who would be served? For those who cry for justice, I maintain there can be no justice here, as the 2 people who died aren't coming back. Let's not think REVENGE. Let's think compassion and learning---can we make just a small bit of lemonade?

Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Nov 11, 2022 at 4:01 pm

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We have a legal system and a judicial system that is responsible for deciding what to do when someone breaks the law and harms others.

This forum has no role in that process.

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