DVD Player Blamed for Fatal Crash

By Deane Barker on July 27, 2004

Trial examines role of dashboard electronics: Interesting legal case based around the latest road tech craze.

In what may be the first trial of its kind in the nation, prosecutors have accused the pickup truck’s driver of second-degree murder for watching a movie instead of the road when he crashed head-on into the Jeep. […]

Initial Alaska State Trooper reports said Petterson was at fault when he took his eyes off the road to reach for a soda. Stein, though, will try to prove that the DVD player was on, apparently playing the movie “Road Trip.”

The guy in front of me at a light the other day was playing “The Lion King.” I got to see the Simba and Scar duke it out before the light went green.

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