When his son-in-law was killed in a car accident, Dick Coffinger wanted to represent his daughter in seeking restitution. The court wouldn’t let him, so he got the law changed.
They were just a couple of ordinary guys on the way to work early on a Monday morning. Jeffrey Roof told his wife he would pick up the dry cleaning at a shop at 12th Street and Northern Avenue in Phoenix, and at about 7:00 AM, he was pulling out of the shop’s driveway, making a left turn across several lanes of traffic, headed toward State Route 51 when the stoplight changed. Jeffrey Meyn was driving west on Northern in his pickup truck when the light turned yellow. Two cars had already stopped, but Meyn kept going and he T-boned Roof’s Mazda right on the driver’s door. Roof died at the hospital. It was June 25, 2012. Meyn was charged with manslaughter.
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