vehicular homicide

vehicular homicide
Homicide caused by the unlawful and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Both intentional conduct and negligence may be the basis for such charge though statutes vary from state to state as to the elements of the crime.
See e.g. Model Penal Code No. 210.4 (negligent homicide); N.Y. Penal Law 125.13 (vehicular manslaughter).
See also homicide
+ vehicular homicide
The killing of a human being by the operation of an automobile, airplane, motorboat or other motor vehicle in a manner which creates an unreasonable risk of injury to the person or property of another and which constitutes a material deviation from the standard of care which a reasonable person would observe under the same circumstances

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Vehicular homicide — ( or sometimes known as Vehicular Manslaughter ) in most states in the United States, is a crime. In general, it involves death that results from the negligent operation of a vehicle, or that results from driving whilst committing an unlawful act …   Wikipedia

  • vehicular homicide — see homicide Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • homicide — ho·mi·cide / hä mə ˌsīd, hō / n [Latin homicidium, from homo human being + caedere to cut, kill] 1: a person who kills another 2: the killing of one human being by another compare manslaughter, murder …   Law dictionary

  • vehicular — [vē hik′yoo lər] adj. [LL vehicularis] 1. of or for vehicles [a vehicular tunnel] 2. serving as a vehicle 3. resulting from a collision or collisions, etc. of or with a vehicle or vehicles [vehicular homicide] …   English World dictionary

  • vehicular — /vee hik yeuh leuhr/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or for vehicles: a vehicular tunnel. 2. serving as a vehicle. 3. caused by a vehicle; attributed or attributable to vehicles: vehicular homicide. 4. carried on or transported by means of a vehicle …   Universalium

  • vehicular crimes — Criminal acts committed while operating a motor vehicle, e.g. vehicular manslaughter (N.Y. Penal Law 125.13), vehicular assault (N.Y.Penal Law 120.04). See also vehicular homicide …   Black's law dictionary

  • vehicular — adjective Date: 1616 1. a. of, relating to, or designed for vehicles and especially motor vehicles b. transported by vehicle c. caused by or resulting from the operation of a vehicle < vehicular homicide > 2. serving as a vehicle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vehicular — ve•hic•u•lar [[t]viˈhɪk yə lər[/t]] adj. 1) trs of, pertaining to, or for vehicles 2) trs serving as a vehicle 3) trs caused by a vehicle: vehicular homicide[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • vehicular manslaughter — See vehicular homicide …   Black's law dictionary

  • homicide, vehicular — n. The killing of a person through the negligent or reckless operation of a motor vehicle such as an automobile, airplane, or boat. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

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