Stewart Richardson, the man responsible for putting Loubna Khader’s son in a vegetative state after drunkenly smashing into their family sedan, finally wanted to talk to Khader and apologize.
During Khader’s visitation she showed Richardson a picture of her smiling 2-year-old Abdallah Khader before the accident in 2009, and then showed a current picture of her now 6-year-old son locked in a vegetative state.
Richardson pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated. His blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit at the time of the crash. There has been no trial for a more serious charge that could keep Richardson in jail for life. He has spent the past five years in Tarrant County Jail, but an appeals court is looking into the possibility of more charges based on prior alcohol-related incidents in other states.
This extreme, sad situation with drunk driving is an example of the pain and suffering that drunk drivers can inflict on others. Richardson was three times over the legal limit, which is beyond the point of negligence, in my opinion.
As a DUI crash injury lawyer, I don’t think his consequences entirely match the crime. Abdallah Khader is alive, but in a vegetative state. He is here physically, but the chances of Loubna Khader being able to talk to her son ever again are very slim.
I would strongly support more extreme charges, especially with previous alcohol-related charges in his past. Although Loubna Khader may never see her son smile again, she can see the man who continued to carelessly drink and drive without thinking about the lives of others put behind bars for a very long time.