published Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Mom facing charges in fatal crash

A Dayton, Tenn., woman faces charges in the death of her 4-year-old child in a traffic crash Friday, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Ashley A. Robinson, 35, lost control of her Jeep on Blythe Ferry Road, the THP reported. The vehicle veered off the right side of the road, then overcorrected.

The child, Stella Robinson, was not in a car seat or buckled in. She was thrown from the vehicle, and it flipped on top of her, the THP report stated.

Ashley Robinson, who also wasn’t buckled in, was uninjured, the report stated. The report said charges are pending.

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sunnydelight said...

This woman will suffer enough for the rest of her life . What good will come of bringing charges against her. I can think of none. I don't think she will ever make this mistake again.

April 24, 2011 at 8:40 a.m.
moonpie said...

I agree, wildman. No punishment will nearly equal the sorrow and anguish she will carry with her. Peace upon this family as they try to move forward.

April 24, 2011 at 8:44 a.m.
aklashlee said...

I agree with all the comments of the mother's suffering. She will never be able to forget. She has lost something that very few can relate to. Charging for deaths in accidents seems to be happening more often these days and to me it is BS! What does the system have to gain from this? Is guilt not enought, they have to have blood too?

April 24, 2011 at 1:42 p.m.
moonpie said...

Hanna, clearly you're upset. I'd venture to say that you don't know the whole story regarding this. I'd venture that you don't know Ashely. You don't know her husband. Her family. You don't know the situation.

The right answer is to always secure your child appropriately when getting into a car. The story above has some factual errors in it, which may or may not change your mind if you knew all the details.

Ashley made a mistake and many people will suffer the consequences. You can love someone and make a mistake. Ashlee Robinson does not have a pattern of negligence.

You speak of things you do not know. I hope for your sake you never make a mistake that costs someone their life.

The law is on the side of the prosecution in this case. But a prosecutor and a defense lawyer and perhaps judge and jury will decide her fate.

Thank goodness for our legal system, which tries to protect people from rash judgements.

April 24, 2011 at 2:58 p.m.
Legend said...

Some vehicles are top heavy. You don't have to be driving recklessly for them to flip. Over correcting is a major cause of serious accidents in top heavy vehicles. I once owned a 1990s model SUV. I was driving in light rain, not going any more than about 15 or 20mph when I was forced to make a sudden stop and I felt the back end of the vehicle literally become air born. I agree with moonpie. I could never convict this mother. She'll be in her own prison of what ifs for the rest of her life. I'd imagine she's already suffering beyond anything the rest of us could ever imagine. My prayers to the family for their loss.

April 24, 2011 at 4:40 p.m.
dao1980 said...

That's a terrible situation, I truly feel sorry for all involved. I can understand the anger felt over this child not being properly fastened into a seat. But, I don't think any amount of "courtroom time" will erase this tragedy, nor will it do anything but prolong the suffering of friends and family close to the situation.

And Legend, if you really believe that your suv's rear tires "became airborne" when you hit the brakes, please stay out of the drivers seat.

April 25, 2011 at 8:19 a.m.
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