Quote beachgirl02840: Forget for a minute it was Taylor so we can leave out fan fave or hate biases.
A person got behind the wheel who had been drinking and was on a suspended license for DWI. There was a car on the side of the road with someone changing the tire. Most people move over a bit when they see that. Did X see the car even a split second before? If they didn't, would they have if they hadn't been drinking and emotionally upset?
This video doesn't show the entire scene where after the victim is on the roof of the car, the car which had been braked, lurches forward when X hits the gas. Reflex? Reaction due to intoxication? The victim rolled off the car. Was the initial impact on the roof the nail in the coffin or was it the 2nd impact when the victim flew off the hood into the pavement after the car lurched?
Was X at or over the legal limit? Unknown because X left the scene and there couldn't be a proper accident scene investigation.
In real life there would have been far serious consequences for just the getting behind a wheel with a suspended license, admittedly drinking, and leaving the scene. A good prosecutor probably could make a fairly solid case for some form of involuntary vehicular manslaughter while under the influence but then a just as good defense attorney probably could get the charges lessened.
In soap life, all bets are off.
My personal real life absolutely biased opinion with good reason... anyone who gets behind the wheel when they have been drinking takes other people's lives into their hands and should face severe consequences. Drinking and driving is a choice and whatever happens after is not an accident.
very well said. Thank you