Sunday, September 12, 2010
This cool cat brought up a good point. When my son was hit by high school football coach Larry Scott Vang ( a great, upstanding role model this coward would have you believe) he had been drinking. In fact my son was drunk. It's a pretty novel idea for someone that's been drinking to actually WALK home instead of driving, at least the 'fraidy cat that refused to be identified would want you to think.
This person also said my son was in the middle of the road when he was hit. Hmmmm....that's what Vang said. Kind of funny that the attorney says that 99% of the people involved in hit and runs say the very same thing. Wow. When in fact, if you read the police report and recreation of the CRIME, my son was on the shoulder of the road when he was struck down by Larry Scott Vang. Wow, another revelation.
Also if you read the police report and the DA's investigation you'll see that the police reviewed the video tapes of the bar that Larry Scott Vang was in before he got BEHIND THE WHEEL and struck my son. Larry Scott Vang had been drinking and decided to drive. Let me get this straight, Cole was drinking and walked, Vang was drinking and drove. I'm scratching my head on that one.
According to Oregon law my son could have been in the middle of the road with a sign that said "hit me" and if someone hit him and LEFT THE SCENE WITHOUT STOPPING TO RENDER AID, OR EVEN LOOK it's a Class B felony, something that Vang admitted, and in fact pleaded guilty to, and is now in jail for. Cole wasn't in the middle of the road with a "hit me and leave me unconscious like a dead deer on the side of the road" sign. He was walking on the shoulder the investigation revealed.
Larry Scott Vang, after throwing back a few as shown on the tapes, hit my son and drove home leaving my son to be flown by Life Flight to the trauma center. Cole was hit so hard that he was knocked out of his boots and everything in his pockets went flying out. He left him like road kill on the side of the road.
This person also said it wasn't the first time my son had walked home drunk. Well if he had been drinking I certainly hope he wasn't driving like Larry Scott Vang was. I'd like to know how this person "knows" this. Could it be another classic case of trying to blame the victim? This person also failed to mention Larry Scott Vang's former DUI (according to a background check). Wow! Cole has no DUI's. I wonder if that's because if he'd ever been out drinking he made different decisions than Larry Scott Vang had. One can't help but wonder if Larry Scott Vang didn't stop that night because he had been drinking and was covering his own ass instead of having compassion for the person he ran over.
One more thing, and this is addressed to Vang's wife, staring down the VICTIM'S family in court isn't a cool thing to do. Karma's a bitch. Oh and by the way, get your roots done. Your hair looked like crap, in my opinion.
Bottom line is that Larry Scott Vang committed a crime that night. My son did not.