​Canadian Woman Stops to Save Baby Ducks, Causes Fatal Car Crash

On Friday, Emma Czornobaj was convicted on two counts of criminal negligence causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing death. Her crime? Stopping her car on the left lane of a highway south of Montreal to help a group of motherless ducklings. This caused 50-year-old motorcyclist Andre Roy to slam into her Honda Civic, killing him and his 16-year-old daughter Jessie. Everything is terrible.

According to AP:

Czornobaj, a self-professed animal lover, told the court that she did not see the ducklings' mother anywhere and planned to capture them and take them home.

Uhhhh, sure I love me some cute things. I often write about them. I understand the urge to want to save baby ducks. But fully stopping a car in the passing lane of a highway is an insanely dumb thing to do. Roy was believed to have been traveling between 113 and 129 km/hr or around 75 mph, when he hit Czornobaj's stopped car.


Czornobaj's pre-sentence hearing is on August 8—she faces a maximum life sentence. As for Pauline Volikakis, who lost her husband and daughter in the crash, the sentence doesn't mean that much:

"I don't wish misfortune on anyone," Volikakis said. "It's time that we go on. This will not bring (back) my loved ones."

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