In Ipswich, Australia, a 16-year-old boy who was told by police to lay down in the street or be tasered by police. The boy complied and was then run over and killed by a car. It is a compelling case of negligence, even if the boy was acting “aggressive.”
The police were responding to reports of a man allegedly carrying a machete about 11pm on Saturday. However, teen was unarmed when they encountered him. The police showed him the taser and said that he had to lay down or be shocked.
That is when an 18-year-old female driver of a car ran over him. Police insist that they tried to warn the driver, but the question is why the street was not blocked by a cruiser or the boy told to move to the side. Notably, the teenage girl was reportedly chatting on a cellphone when she hit the boy. That fact would probably bar any lawsuit by the driver, but she will not apparently charged for the accident.
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