The family of a man killed in a semi-truck accident, asked for leniency when it was time for the at-fault driver to receive his sentence. The accident happened July in Santa Clare County, California. Ravinderpal Singh was operating a semi-truck along Highway 17 when he claims his brakes failed causing him to collide with numerous vehicles, jackknife and crash through a guardrail. Daniel McGuire was killed in that accident, and his family members are saying that they forgive Singh for his mistakes. Singh had been found guilty of vehicular manslaughter. They appeared in court on Friday asking the judge to refrain from sentencing him to jail time. The judge sentenced him to three years of probation and 400 hours of community service.
The McGuire family has filed a civil lawsuit against the trucking company where Singh was employed. The complaint claims the company is responsible for the accident because they failed to properly maintain their semi-trucks. Daniel’s mother released a statement saying that they are fighting to hold trucking companies more responsible to protect all individuals and prevent further accidents from occurring. The amount of compensation the McGuire’s are seeking for their damages is unknown.
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