Friday, January 7, 2011

Police News: Las Vegas Officers Give Ticket to Teen in Coma

I don't like to pass judgement on the decsions of other officers, But all I will say about this story is that timing is everything.
Here's the story below:

The mother of a 13-year-old accident victim lashed out at Las Vegas Metro police on Wednesday, accusing officers of being insensitive when they issued her daughter, who had just been hit by a car, a jaywalking ticket in the hospital.


“How cold could you really be?” asked Kellie Obong, a cab driver whose daughter, Takara, has been in a medically induced coma since the accident on Tuesday afternoon near Durango Drive and Rochelle Avenue.

Police said the girl wasn't in a crosswalk.

“That was not the time or place to come and hand me a jaywalking ticket for my child,” Obong argued.
Obong said her daughter was trying to keep up with her friends as they crossed the street, when she was hit by the oncoming car.

“She hit the windshield, flipped three times in the air and from the point of impact to where her body was… Metro told me she was 125 feet [away],” Obong said.

Takara Obong was hit by a car the same day Metro released a report that showed the number of accidents involving pedestrians dropped from 619 in 2009 to 613 in 2010.

However, the number of fatal pedestrian accidents increased from 22 to 29, police said.

Story from Fox5vegas

13 comments:

  1. This is really disturbing, I hope that he's already well.
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    1. I've got to agree with you, I think the policeman is crazy for give the ticket to the teen. Thanks.
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  2. I have to agree with Theodore, they didn't consider the teen's condition.
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    1. To be fair, the policemen had a point. It made no sense to give the ticket to the comatose victim, though. Maybe if these policemen had more common sense they would have been Las Vegas divorce lawyers.

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  3. I'm discusted with what the officer did. I hope the teen is fully recovered. Thanks.
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  4. This is really surprising, I certainly didn't expect that the office would do such a thing.
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  5. I pity the daughter and the daughter's family. It's really surprising indeed. The family can still apply for different motions for considerations. At the same, they have the right to file complaints against the driver of the car. Even if it's jaywalking, the car should've taken extra care when driving.


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  6. I agree with the last comment. The teen may have fault in crossing the lane without looking side by side but it still the driver's responsibility. He should have driven a little slowly. This is the reason why the law promulgates over speeding law to prevent this kinf of accident.

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  8. I think that the driver is very unprofessional, he or she should have known the consequence of what had happened.
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  9. I don't think that this is right. Even if the teen made a mistake the driver should take extra care. How can you call your self a professional driver if you cant solve this kind of problem?

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  11. Security should be improve in this area to avoid any other incident similar to this from happening.

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