The driver who killed the man from my cycling group 3 years ago was acquitted of the charges. Suppposedly, she has cancer and drummed up a lot of sympathy from the judge. Fellow riders accompanied the spouse of the rider to court, everyday of the trial. In an email to all of us, his wife stated basically, that the driver's life had been ruined in many more ways than hers, which I thought was very forgiving. Frankly, I wouldn't make such charitable comments! This couple was like an older version of myself and DH, so this is weighing on my mind. The driver's initial defense was that she sneezed and it blinded her momentarily.