ARGUS COMMENT: Hit-and-run driver must be taken off the roads

ARGUS COMMENT: Hit-and-run driver must be taken off the roads

ARGUS COMMENT: Hit-and-run driver must be taken off the roads

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THE sooner the driver who put three elderly pedestrians in hospital is caught and taken off the roads the better it will be for all law-abiding people.

Saturday's horrific hit-and-run in Caerleon has left a family devastated and a business facing a massive repair bill.

Meanwhile, the person responsible for the incident and his passenger ran away like the cowards they are and both are undoubtedly being protected by their family or friends. Their behaviour is just as cowardly.

Hopefully the pair will be caught quickly now police have appealed for information about the incident via the media.

Quite why it took police until yesterday to reveal details about a serious incident that took place on Saturday night is beyond us.

In cases like these, the quicker information is made available to the public the sooner people come forward with vital leads for the police.

When the hit-and-run driver is caught we hope the full force of the law is used to deal with him. His female passenger deserves to be before the courts as well.

There is no way either of them would not have been aware of the seriousness of what happened on Saturday.

They should do the decent thing (if they have any decency) and give themselves up.

In the meantime, we send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to the pair's three utterly innocent victims.

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9:24am Wed 27 Aug 14

davidcp says...

"In cases like these, the quicker information is made available to the public the sooner people come forward with vital leads for the police. "

'Cos the suspects get the information, too. And their potential solicitors, who start the excuse manufacturing immediately.
"In cases like these, the quicker information is made available to the public the sooner people come forward with vital leads for the police. " 'Cos the suspects get the information, too. And their potential solicitors, who start the excuse manufacturing immediately. davidcp
  • Score: -7

10:26am Wed 27 Aug 14

inkyskin says...

someone must know who they were! surely you can't mow down people and act normal, come on public....let's find out who they are and hand them in, If it was someone i knew who did it i'd be on the phone right now!
someone must know who they were! surely you can't mow down people and act normal, come on public....let's find out who they are and hand them in, If it was someone i knew who did it i'd be on the phone right now! inkyskin
  • Score: 16

11:29am Wed 27 Aug 14

grandmammamia says...

Agree totally with sentiments of Argus and fellow commentators.
The whole thing of careless driving/undue care and attention etc is a red herring. This is all this pair will likely be charged with.

In cases like this where we'll never know if drink/drugs were a factor then it should be assumed that they were (running away because 'we panicked m'lud' is not acceptable) and that they ran because of the consequences being worse if drink/drugs involved. ( Or driving without licence/insurance /permission of owner, possibly)

I think that when serious injury or death is caused by drink driving/driving on mobile then the charge should be attempted murder or murder. It's exactly the same as charging around with a loaded gun.
Agree totally with sentiments of Argus and fellow commentators. The whole thing of careless driving/undue care and attention etc is a red herring. This is all this pair will likely be charged with. In cases like this where we'll never know if drink/drugs were a factor then it should be assumed that they were (running away because 'we panicked m'lud' is not acceptable) and that they ran because of the consequences being worse if drink/drugs involved. ( Or driving without licence/insurance /permission of owner, possibly) I think that when serious injury or death is caused by drink driving/driving on mobile then the charge should be attempted murder or murder. It's exactly the same as charging around with a loaded gun. grandmammamia
  • Score: 13

11:42am Wed 27 Aug 14

davidcp says...

I occasionally get the impression people mark me down 'cos I turned up.....

Or maybe in this case they were defence solicitors.
I occasionally get the impression people mark me down 'cos I turned up..... Or maybe in this case they were defence solicitors. davidcp
  • Score: -4

2:22pm Wed 27 Aug 14

salesman66 says...

grandmammamia wrote:
Agree totally with sentiments of Argus and fellow commentators.
The whole thing of careless driving/undue care and attention etc is a red herring. This is all this pair will likely be charged with.

In cases like this where we'll never know if drink/drugs were a factor then it should be assumed that they were (running away because 'we panicked m'lud' is not acceptable) and that they ran because of the consequences being worse if drink/drugs involved. ( Or driving without licence/insurance /permission of owner, possibly)

I think that when serious injury or death is caused by drink driving/driving on mobile then the charge should be attempted murder or murder. It's exactly the same as charging around with a loaded gun.
Catch these cowardly people and put them in prison and throw away the keys,from what i hear these elderly people incurred horendous injuries.
[quote][p][bold]grandmammamia[/bold] wrote: Agree totally with sentiments of Argus and fellow commentators. The whole thing of careless driving/undue care and attention etc is a red herring. This is all this pair will likely be charged with. In cases like this where we'll never know if drink/drugs were a factor then it should be assumed that they were (running away because 'we panicked m'lud' is not acceptable) and that they ran because of the consequences being worse if drink/drugs involved. ( Or driving without licence/insurance /permission of owner, possibly) I think that when serious injury or death is caused by drink driving/driving on mobile then the charge should be attempted murder or murder. It's exactly the same as charging around with a loaded gun.[/p][/quote]Catch these cowardly people and put them in prison and throw away the keys,from what i hear these elderly people incurred horendous injuries. salesman66
  • Score: 9

6:06pm Wed 27 Aug 14

DavidMclean says...

22% of personal injury road accidents are caused by 17-24 year olds. The figures are improving, but there is still a problem with testosterone fuelled muppets driving like they are in a video game to impress the girls/mates.

Yes they'll learn a lesson after an accident (hopefully), but is three injuries like this worth that lesson?

What really disappoints is that these morons legged it after the accident. Like that is going to do anything other than make them look spineless and gutless when they are inevitably caught. So much for impressing the girls and your mates eh?
22% of personal injury road accidents are caused by 17-24 year olds. The figures are improving, but there is still a problem with testosterone fuelled muppets driving like they are in a video game to impress the girls/mates. Yes they'll learn a lesson after an accident (hopefully), but is three injuries like this worth that lesson? What really disappoints is that these morons legged it after the accident. Like that is going to do anything other than make them look spineless and gutless when they are inevitably caught. So much for impressing the girls and your mates eh? DavidMclean
  • Score: 2
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