The officer, who attended the scene confirmed that the truck was travelling at the speed of 80-85mph towards the area contrary to the remitted speed of 55mph. It reveals that Mr. Marley had the information about the speed limit but just ignored. The skid marks for about a hundred feet from the scene were missing, suggesting that he had not attempted to step on the emergency brake of the truck at a required distance, but did it fifteen feet to the scene of the accident.
The research carried out in California between 1963 and 1965 discovered that fifteen percent of 1026 drivers who died within the fifteen minutes of single-vehicle accidents was due to the natural causes (West et al. 1968). A percentage of ninety-six were men died of heart diseases, mostly coronary artery disease. Therefore, eighty-five percent of the drivers died an accidental death. According to the research, forty percent of the drivers were not aware of their heart conditions. Drivers licensed over commercial vehicles are categorized in this case. Natural death at the wheel due to atherosclerotic heart disease mostly affects the old drivers aged fifty-five years and above (Shkrum & Ramsay, 2007). In our scenario, Mr. Marley is the victim of the mentioned conditions, but the issue of his death being natural has a smaller percentage as compared to accidental death.
The psychological autopsy could have revealed that Mr. Marley committed suicide. The problem could have been from the fact that the family doctor had revealed that Mr. Marley had suffered from the depression. In addition, the frontal lobe tumor that was found during an autopsy had been treated by Mr. Marley’s doctor, which was inoperable, and had also revealed that it could have caused death within twelve to eighteen months after discovery. It seems that Mr. Marley had awareness of his death, which was very soon. The stress and panic of his predicted death might have driven him to commit suicide instead of ...Show more