Why Did the Duck Cross the Road? Woman Faces Life in Prison For Causing a Crash that Killed Two After Stopping to Help Ducks Cross the Road

Screenshot 2014-06-21 at 8.20.34 AMEditor’s Note: This is why you don’t stop. I would rather risk the duck losing it’s life than a human’s. This is a very unfortunate event.

A Montreal jury ruled Friday against a 25-year-old Quebec woman who was on trial for stopping her car on a busy highway to rescue some ducklings and causing a crash that killed a motorcyclist and his teenage daughter.

Emma Czornobaj faces a maximum sentence of life in prison after she was found guilty on two counts of criminal negligence causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing death.

Defense attorney Marc Labelle said Czornobaj was shocked by the verdict. He wondered how she could be found guilty of criminal negligence in the absence of other contributing factors.

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“This was not a race. This was not a person who took a chance and drove drunk,” Labelle told the Montreal Gazette after the verdict. “This is not about someone who was speeding and took a risky maneuver.”

Andre Roy, 50, and his daughter Jessie, 16, were killed when Roy’s Harley-Davidson chopper slammed into the rear of Czornobaj’s Honda Civic on June 27, 2010.

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