San Franciscan Pleads Guilty in U.K. 'Inconsiderate' Driving Death
For San Franciscan Martyn Crew, things didn't work out that way. On Christmas Day of 2008, Crew, 52, was fresh off a trans-Atlantic flight to England. Driving a car about 125 miles north of London, Crew veered onto the wrong side of the road and hit 21-year-old Natasha Jackson head-on. She died.
In British court on Friday, Crew pleaded guilty to "careless or inconsiderate" driving. Crew, who has lived in the United States for about 20 years, will face a maximum sentence of five years in prison, according to the Associated Press report.
The AP report also notes that Crew is certainly not the first traveler to cause a fatal accident on unfamiliar, ass-backward roads. In fact, actor Matthew Broderick caused a crash in Northern Ireland in 1987 that killed a mother and daughter. He was said to have been driving on the wrong side of the road, and was fined $175.