Negligence needs tougher penalty

Regarding the article, “Snohomish woman cited for negligent driving in fatal crash”: Perhaps I would understand this “traffic infraction” better had I been in the courtroom. I must have missed something. This crash took the life of a 26-year-old, after “the woman allegedly ran a red light before her Audi collided” with the other car. Mr. Salas “suffered fatal head injuries.” They couldn’t determine why she ran the red light, wasn’t speeding or driving recklessly. Second-degree negligent driving, “with a possible fine of up to $250.” What! I’m confused.

Gary D. Snow

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