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Australian race car driver charged in fatal La Honda crash is out on bail

Original post made on Sep 14, 2023

The Australian race car driver charged with vehicular manslaughter for a fatal crash on state Highway 84 in San Mateo County made bail and was released from county jail on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 12:12 PM

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Posted by Claudette
a resident of another community
on Sep 14, 2023 at 10:13 am

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Outrageous! He’s a professional race car driver .....he was on the correct side for miles before the accident.....
Being Australian is not a defense it’s an excuse for racing snd killing two beloved community members.

Posted by Consider Your Options.
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2023 at 11:36 am

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He is out of jail? Is he allowed to continue driving here? This sounds like deliberate reckless endangerment and manslaughter.

My deepest sympathies to the friends and family of the victims of this driver's reprehensible behavior. May your loved one's memory be a blessing.

Public streets are not raceways. Driving on public streets is a privilege that is offered with the expectation of legal, safe and responsible behavior.

Posted by Lightning Man
a resident of College Terrace
on Sep 14, 2023 at 12:06 pm

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The two comments above are harsh and judgemental without really understanding all the facts. Both families are grieving over this tragic accident.

Posted by wmconlon
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 14, 2023 at 1:27 pm

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I am afraid that @LightningMan is displaying poor judgment. If he is aware of additional facts beyond the report, then provide them. I think outrage at the reckless driving that killed two and the perp's release from jail on an insignificant bond is entirely justified.

I also think the article is too sympathetic to "the family" of the perp, while barely discussing the victims.

Finally, while this is indeed a tragedy, it is NOT an accident. The perp was reckless, as evidenced by speeding on an unfamiliar road and failure to drive in the proper lane -- undoubtedly due to lack of familiarity with the road and driving too fast to pay attention to signs.

Posted by MM
a resident of another community
on Sep 14, 2023 at 9:02 pm

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Luke Nardini’s reckless indifference to the health and safety of others is both depraved and psychopathic. Nardini was SPEEDING.

Nardini should serve decades in prison for the murders of Jack and Linda Davis and then he should be deported and permanently barred from the U.S.

When you speed, you have a reasonable expectation that you will harm someone. To that end, speeding is no less deadly to others than if you wave a loaded gun in their presence.

$20K bail for the murders of two people? Unbelievable.

You are a disgrace to your respective professions, Sarah Burdock and SMC DA Wagstaffe.

You have lost my vote in 2024, Burdick.

You should retire ASAP, Wagstaffe.

Rest in peace, Jack and Linda Davis. You deserve(d) better.

Full disclosure: I have no ties to the participants of this crime.

Posted by MM
a resident of another community
on Sep 14, 2023 at 9:18 pm

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P.S. Nardini's bail should be revoked immediately and he should be remanded until and during his trial. This isn't manslaughter. This is double MURDER.

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