Letter: Hit and run hard to understand

 

Dear Editor,

I am writing on behalf of a friend who can no longer speak for himself. 

Andrew Leduc was run down and killed on the Langley Bypass on Aug. 7, 2013, by a hit and run driver. 

I recently found out this driver is or never will be charged under the law for any infractions [No charges in fatal crash on Langley Bypass, July 25, www.langleyadvance.com]. 

Where is the justice for this young man, Andrew? He was the father of three young children, and had a wonderful and caring family. These children will grow up knowing the person who ran their father down never faced any consequences for his actions. 

I fail to understand how this can happen. The person responsible walks free and alive. How is it possible? This person hit Andrew left him for dead, and walks free. 

I hope he can live with himself and sleeps well at night. Three children, one who was only months old, will grow up never knowing their father, and no justice was done in his name. 

Such a shame, a life is worth so little to those who control our legal system. 

All I can say is, “Andrew, rest in peace, my friend!” 

Marilyn Thomson, Langley

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