The story about the fatal accident involving the California Highway Patrol officer and the unlicensed, uninsured driver made me see red ("Man Faces Misdemeanor in Officer's Death," April 27).
It is so frustrating to know that a large percentage of drivers on the road today are uninsured. In the last three years, we've had the unfortunate experience of meeting three of them. My husband was hit twice by uninsured drivers. Both times his car was unrepairable. Both times, the accidents were the uninsured drivers' fault.
Of course, we had to pay the deductible and our insurance company had to pay the car rental and reimburse us for the destroyed cars. Our insurance company also had to bear the expense of legal fees to try to collect from the uninsured drivers, which rarely happens.
My son was involved in a minor accident with our third uninsured driver. I was shocked to find out this uninsured driver has the same rights as a person who pays thousands of dollars a year for insurance. This person got a lawyer--you know what kind--and sued for car rental, car repairs and invisible injuries. I can't even count the expense to us in lost work hours, paperwork and phone calls, not to mention the stress and anger our family has experienced.