Life is not fair but does it have to rub our noses in it?
Former Illinois State trooper Matt Mitchell is asking the state to compensate him for injuries from a crash in which he hit and killed two Collinsville sisters at triple-digit speeds. Mitchell filed a worker’s compensation case on Sept. 13 against the Illinois State Police. The case is pending.
He pled guilty to reckless homicide and reckless driving and got 30 months probation. Here is what happened:
Mitchell was driving 126 mph in busy day-after-Thanksgiving traffic on Interstate 64 near O’Fallon while sending and receiving e-mails and talking to his girlfriend on his cell phone moments before the crash.
He crossed over the median and hit the girl’s car head on. And he may get hundreds of thousands of dollars of tax-free money.
I hope the family sues him and actually gets some compensation, small though it can be compared to the death of their two daughters.
Not too surprisingly, the paper had to close the comments sections:
Comments have been removed from this story due to the nature of the content and because of numerous inappropriate comments by readers on previous editions of the stories.
I’ll bet there were some inappropriate comments. But there were certainly some comments on reddit. It is another example of why revenge fantasies are such a common staple of our stories, ranging from Dexter to Boondock Saints, from Death Wish to The Brave One.
Life may not be fair but our stories can sure be.