Murder-By-Car Now an “Accident”

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How embedded is the term “accident” when it comes to injury and death inflicted by automobile? Early this week, a man in the Tremont section of the Bronx was run down by a driver, who threw him into the path of an oncoming bus. He later died of his injuries. Police believe the driver targeted the victim after an argument at a baby shower. WABC reports:

A witness says he saw the entire incident from his window. Loud
fighting woke him up and when he looked outside, it looked like the
accident happened intentionally
.

Not that we haven’t seen it before.

  • Alec

    This doesn’t surprise me, though it’s tragic. A large number of single car automobile “accidents” (of the non-homicidal variety) are suicides-by-car; if we were to label them as such and not as “accidents”, it would force some of us to think sobering thoughts about our society, and it’s just less messy to sweep it under the rug.

  • Teleman

    If you’ve ever read the book The Imortal Class there is a bike messenger that gets murdered by an angry driver, and the only reason that this completley intentional homicide with multiple witnesses got taken to court and the killer convicted was because the biker had managed to grab the licence plate off of the car as he got drug under.

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