Friday, February 5, 2010

An Update (Of Sorts)

When last we spoke, I alluded to a few things that might or might not be happening that I might or might not be able to discuss. Clear as mud, right?

I can tell you that I am working with FocusDriven, an organization dedicated to saving lives and preventing injuries and deaths caused distracted driving, by eliminating cell phone use while driving. The officer who hit my daughters was on his phone with his girlfriend, emailing on his on-board computer and using his car radio seconds before slamming into their car at 126 mph. Suffice it to say this cause is close to my heart.

I am also still working with Pursuit Safety, an organized dedicated to changing law enforcement policies by imposing speed limits on officers involved in pursuit, and clearly defining situations in which pursuit is necessary. They have added Jessica and Kelli's pictures and story to their marketing and promotional materials.

Finally, I can tell you that we will be going to trial on March 22, 2010 for the criminal charges. He is charged with two counts of reckless homicide and two counts of aggravated reckless driving.

We will be hoping, praying and fighting for the justice and closure we have been waiting on for two years, two months and 13 days (and counting).

11 comments:

Lisa said...

Thank you for the update. Have been thinking about you and wondering what your news was.

Lisa said...

You know what my word verification was on that last comment.

Skelli. Wild

KBO said...

Hoping you get resolution and closure. Your activism is a true tribute to your daughters. I know they're proud of you.

Andrea said...

The public will have a chance to hear what their safety officers are doing in their cars and we have a chance to demand better. And he will be forced to face his peers and own up to what he did to your family. Hopefully the jury won't see the badge and think it's a magic wand that absolves bad decisions. Recklessness is recklessness, and so needless in this case.

Andrea (@shutterbitch)

Tojosan said...

All the best to you on this. Your work will hopefully save many lives.
Let us hope justice is served in the courts.
Todd

Kelli said...

I'm so glad you are able to be a part of these organizations. You'll do a great job. Praying for you as the trial date grows nearer.

Courtney Chesley said...

It is wonderful that you will be working with such amazing groups. Proud of you!

Hopers said...

It blows my mind that someone would be talking on the phone and using an onboard computer while driving at ANY speed. To do so at 126mph?!? That's just completely and utterly insane.

Jill of All Trades said...

Just know we are behind you with everything we can muster.

Susan said...

Every time I read an update on your case, it makes my heart so heavy. I cannot imagine what you live on a daily basis. I pray for you and your Maddy, and I hope for the outcome of closure for you both someday. Praying for you.

Kelly said...

I cannot believe that the trial is just now happening. Will be thinking of you during this process.