I know I'm stepping out on a bit of a limb here as I'm not siding 100% with the "poor and innocent victims".
Let's put this into a me-perspective. Let's say I'm out riding my bike merrily being a biker, nuisance, menace to society, anti-social etc that bikers are classified as normally. Then this cr*p old Ford Sierra comes next to me, or let's say I overtake it and the driver pops a fuse and starts "racing me". For all I know this moron in the 1,500kg batting ram might be out to kill me, or at least nudge me "kindly" off my bike and then give me a couple of faces full of fists. Either way, I decide to use my bike to my advantage, it's faster and handles better than the Sierra. Easy choice. I speed up, to try to get away. Now the Sierra doesn't like this, and speeds up even more. It ends up with the Sierra losing control and crashing into another car. Now, it's my moral obligation to stop and help in a crash, but as far as I know I have no legal reason for stopping. And as it's a "safe" car, I'm assuming that the people will stumble out of the car with a bit of bruising etc. So I do the morally wrong, and ride away. After all, I didn't crash, I was fearing for my safety and so forth.
A bit later and I'm sent to prison for six (that's 6) years for causing the accident... How does that add up?
Right, now first of all. I didn't do this, and I'm not involved, but it does seem that this can happen in todays society.
In all fairness, the details on this news snippets are vague, and they're angled towards sensationalism, but the header is quite clear; Death Crash Biker. BBC News is a bit more factual about the Man jailed over five-death crash. Let's make it clear. It's an absolute tragedy for the people in the car that was innocently hit. It's terrible. They are the true victims here. I do fail to see why there's not more shouting towards the driver of the Sierra. As far as I can tell this was the person who caused the crash, and he had two passengers. Shouldn't he be the one that's being crucified?! He clearly drove past his capacity in a car that's not renowned for being the best handling car in the world. Oh, and the biker in this case isn't blame free either. He's been riding dangerously, and if the law deems that he was part of the accident then he's also leaving the scene of an accident. Both very very very bad. That he's been bragging about it just shows how flawed his, and the country's, moral is. But it's hardly criminal?!
Apparently he's admitted causing death by dangerous driving (under how much pressure?!). Sure, ban the biker for life from being in control of a vehicle, but jail? Surely he'll come out of there as a bitter person not having much faith in his freedom.
Either way, total tragedy, and I don't know all the facts. He might have sverved in front of the Sierra to actually really totally cause the accident, and so forth. Still nobody mentions that the Sierra could have at any time slowed down and not caused the accident.
I guess I'm just miffed, and I'll probably get crucified for trying to see this thing from another view than the sensationalist journalists seem to take. I'm very sad that innocent people had to suffer. That's not right.
Bit more here: Death crash biker loses jail term challenge . Thanks M.