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To: VOA

Yes, but wouldn’t the TK’s dad share the responsiblity since it was his truck that crossed the median?


27 posted on 12/26/2007 5:52:42 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: DLfromthedesert
Yes, but wouldn’t the TK’s dad share the responsiblity since it was his
truck that crossed the median?


That's a appealing proposition...and my post 10 is SPECULATION
about the case based on the less-than-stellar reportage in the lead
article.

I'm not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV...but I suspect the
outcome of the present case rests on an appreciation that Toby Keith's
father wasn't really in control of the initial AND ensuing events.

In other words, the elder Mr. Covell was forced into his perilous situation
by a third party...a vehicle that struck his truck and forced him
out of his lane and into the path of an oncoming bus that
had brakes that would have been better maintained by a "reasonable" owner...
thus causing the elder Covell's death.

Whether that's the right decision...is ABOVE my paygrade!

I suspect that some of my old buddies that went to law school
would say that
"BUT FOR"
the poor brakes of the bus...Mr. Covell/"Keith" would be alive today
or recovering from injuries.
Hence the jury finding.
28 posted on 12/26/2007 6:10:52 PM PST by VOA
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