This is a very bizarre and tragic story from the City of Churches, Adelaide SA. It’s bizarre, there are many holes in the story, and it’s very sad.
A young woman and her unborn baby have died in a car crash in Adelaide SA. Police found Lisa Smith, 23, in the front passenger seat of the car, which had crashed into a tree or Stobie pole (a telegraph/power/streetlight pole), in Woodville Park, a suburb in Adelaide’s inner northwest. She was trapped in the vehicle for an hour before emergency services managed to cut her free, and was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition. Unfortunately both her and her baby didn’t make it.
Where was the driver you ask? He ran away like a chickenshit little bitch! That’s right, after he crashed his car, he didn’t bother to check whether his girlfriend (the carrier of his unborn child) was okay, he fled the scene! What’s more, witnesses of the crash reported that he was naked when he jumped out of the window of the busted car and took off, and that he was running quite well for someone who was just in a crash. As long as HE was okay, was all that mattered apparently.
When police finally caught up with the bare-arsed bastard, he was alternately calling out for water and swearing at people. Police arrested the Woodville Park idiot, 31, and charged him with causing death by dangerous driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving unlicensed. It is thought that drugs and alcohol may be involved. Well, duh! Normal people do not drive around the city naked as a breeze. Normal people do not flee the scene of an accident, especially when their girlfriend and mother of their unborn child is lying unconscious in the wreckage. It’s just not normal behaviour. If indeed he had been taking drugs and drinking, why would you get in a car with someone who was obviously intoxicated?
Lisa’s parents, Peter and Kerry are naturally devastated, not just for the loss of Lisa, who was a mother of 2 other kids (6 and 4) to a former partner, but the loss of her baby, which was a little boy. “He was going to be her second son, my third grandchild, and we just can’t come to terms with what’s happened” Mr Smith said. Heartwrenching, isn’t it? Mr and Mrs Smith will be taking over full-time care of Lisa’s two children.
Now for the clincher: While both Lisa and her baby have been added to the SA road toll, SA common law doesn’t recognise her baby as a person. The boyfriend has only been charged with one count of dangerous driving resulting in death. Lisa was 31 weeks’ pregnant, and the baby boy, even though he would be premature, would’ve been able to survive if he was born that early. The severity of the crash and the fact that doctors didn’t perform an emergency Caesarean on Lisa means that the baby was killed during the collision. The SA Attorney-General is working on having those boundaries redefined and has personally argued a case for extending these boundaries before the Supreme Court.
The Naked N00b has been refused bail and appeared in court on the 14th. Nothing yet on what he pleaded or what has resulted.