Man Convicted of Vehicular Manslaughter with Gross Negligence ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Man Convicted of Vehicular Manslaughter with Gross Negligence

Richard Tom, 47, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving following a two-vehicle collision on the evening of Feb. 19, 2007 on Woodside Road in Redwood City. Sydney Ng, 8, of Redwood City, was killed in the crash, and the girl's mother and 10-year-old sister were also injured in the crash. Tom was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter in San Mateo County Superior Court. In court Tom was convicted of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and of the special circumstance that he caused great bodily injury to another passenger in the vehicle.

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