This case is gets better as the prosecution presents. Imagine a 1998 Dodge Neon filled with energy drink cans, trash and weed roaches. This car had a donut spare tire, dry brake fluid reservoir and a large hole in the floor.
The driver was trying to make a turn into a Chinese restaurant when she missed the turn and ended up parked on top of patio and a lady. This is not a third-world country, but Canada.
This car had issues and should have not been on the road. But, the car had a two-year inspection sticker.
After the crash, an inspector found the following:
• All of the brake components in the car were dry, indicating fluid had been gone for a very long time.
• Rust was found on much of the brake system.
• Three of the tires were not road worthy and would have failed an inspection. One tire was a small temporary spare tire.
• Many parts were worn beyond use and could have failed at any moment. The car also had some major steering and suspension defects prior to the accident.
How did the car make it through an inspection? How did the owner drive the car with no brake fluid?
Car that rammed into deck had no brakes
Carol Diane Muise, 46, of Grosses Coques, Digby County, is the alleged driver of the car. She’s facing criminal negligence and dangerous driving charges.
Pamela LeBlanc testified Tuesday that she was enjoying a moment on her patio deck on Aug. 5, 2010, when a car hurtled through her yard, crashed into her deck and trapped her beneath it.
The car in question, a 1998, red, four-door Chrysler Neon, was in deplorable working condition before the crash, a vehicle inspector employed by the Nova Scotia government testified Wednesday.