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Archive for Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Kansas House advances legislation focusing on drivers who flee the scene of injury or fatality accidents

February 22, 2011

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— Legislation sought by family members of hit-and-run victims in Lawrence was advanced by the House on a voice vote Tuesday.

A final vote on House Bill 2044 is expected Wednesday.

If enacted, a person with a prior driving offense who flees an accident in which a serious injury or death occurs would most likely face prison time.

The bill was supported in committee by Ryan Crum, whose father Thomas Crum, was killed in a hit-and-run accident in 2008; the family of Rachel Leek, who was hit and killed in 2009 while riding her bicycle; and Michael Kanost, whose son Ryan was killed in 2006 while a student at Kansas University.

Comments

Jim Phillips 3 years, 10 months ago

Well, that's great and truly a step in the right direction. What about those who destroy others vehicles and leave the scene, particularly after a nigt of drinking?

Food_for_Thought 3 years, 10 months ago

It's about time. I really hope this passes.

Kevin Randell 3 years, 10 months ago

Here we go again!!! The moral right trying to dictate what we can and can not do!!!...... Oh wait, we are not talking about the abortion issue....oops...my bad! He he he he....but seriously, leaving the scene of an accident is bad.

jafs 3 years, 10 months ago

Why not somebody without a prior offense as well?

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