An Arkansas state trooper struck a plea bargain this week over the death of a motorist killed in a Mississippi County crash. According to the black box records, the police car was traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour without emergency lights or sirens.
The Arkansas trooper entered a no contest plea to a Class A misdemeanor, negligent homicide. Sentencing was suspended for a year and he could appear a year from now and have his record expunged.
This fatal Arkansas traffic accident shows how useful the computerized black boxes can be in accident investigations. Most cars have black boxes that record information that can be used in claims and lawsuits involving injury or death in auto collisions and crashes. It is important that an injured car accident victim or their family contact a personal injury lawyer to help determine if this information needs to be preserved in their personal injury claim or lawsuit. If you or a loved one has any questions concerning a car, truck or auto accident, please contact an Arkansas accident attorney at the Pfeifer Law Firm to discuss your rights.