A year ago December 5th, my mother, Shirley Norkunas, was killed in a car wreck. She was on her way to a Dr.'s appointment. The roads and weather were clear, it was about 9 in the morning, the place was just south of Superior, WI on State Hwy 35. She was driving north toward Superior.
A fellow named Thomas Frankot was heading south that morning, driving on a suspended license. He crossed into my mother's lane, she was killed instantly in the resulting crash.
Thomas Frankot lived. He is essentially judgement proof, with very few assets.
He, after much wrangling, finally pled guilty in September to driving after suspension and driving left of center.
He was fined $363, license suspended for six months, and given sixty days to pay.
That's not even the funny part.
Last I checked, he had not paid the fine, even though the sixty days had lapsed. I asked the clerk of courts what happens then.
They suspend his license.
Now, that's justice for ya.
posted on 01/09/2003 1:37:32 PM PST
(I'm missing my mother today.)
Were it me, I'd be dispensing some justice of my own.
posted on 01/09/2003 1:42:26 PM PST
(This is a dead parrot!)
I'm very sorry for your loss. I can't really think of any words that would effectively convey my empathy for your mother and your family, or my disgust at the injustice you have all suffered.
My only consolation in times of such injustice is that those who would do such things will eventually suffer the just rewards. Their behavior will be their undoing, and life will not be kind to them.
posted on 01/09/2003 1:45:22 PM PST
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