Justice for Chris

My husband Christopher Russ, Sr. was killed on Friday, May 25, 2007 while on his way home from work. Chris was traveling the speed limit North on Philadelphia Pike in Claymont, DE in the left hand lane on his motor cycle. Chris was an excellent driver and had no past accidents or moving violations. Chris was wearing a DelDot approved helmet when a driver of a van pulled directly out in front of him while trying to make a left hand turn South bound onto Philadelphia Pike. It is stated in the Police report and quoted by witnesses that the driver looked left and saw the motor cycle but still continued to pull out and then proceeded to stop directly in the North bound lane giving Chris no time to react. Chris layed the motor cycle down to the left and slid into the front left tire of the van. He was killed upon impact suffering massive head and torso trauma. The driver was sited only for failure to yield the right of way and received a $41.00 traffic ticket. Myself, along with family and friends do not find this to be an adequate punishment for taking a life so carelessly. We are looking for a charge of operation of a vehicle causing death. A judge in Sussex county found it to be unconstitutional while a judge in Kent county found it to be constitutional. This will now be decided upon by the Supreme Court. Chris was a loving husband, father, son, brother, friend, and uncle. Chris will be remembered by all for his willingness to help others,outgoing personality, and his ability to succeed at everything he did. He was an unbelievable businesss man and an excellent father, loving husband, and wonderful friend to all. We need your help in getting justice for Chris. Chris no longer has a voice thats why we are now his voice and are asking for your support in signing this petition. Sincerely, Amy Russ and Children


I Amy Russ am a widow at 34 years old. Left to raise three children by myself. I lost my best friend and lover in this tragic senseless accident. My life will never be the same. Part of me died the day Chris was killed. I am forced to go on for the sake of our children. However there will always be a tremendous void in my life. Chris will forever hold a special place in my heart and I will never forget him or the love he gave me.


Senator Joe Biden http://biden.senate.gov/contact/emailjoe.cfm Attorney General\'s http://attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/office/contact.shtml Officials http://www.delaware.gov/egov/portal.nsf/portal/elected Temporary Stay of Operation of a Vehicle Causing Death http://courts.state.de.us/Courts/Superior%20Court/pdf/Administrative_Directive_2007-3.pdf News Journal - Law in Limbo Article http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/articleAID=2007708300380


No comments yet.

join the discussion

Recent signatures

  • username

    Brenda, United States

    4 years ago Comments: Amy, I am terribly sorry to hear about Chris. I have known Chris over 20 years now. I just heard about this horrific tragedy. My prayers go out to you and your children, as well as Carol and Delmer, and Chris's siblings.
  • username

    Dylan Baist-Bliss, United States

    6 years ago
  • username

    Alex Garcia, United States

    7 years ago
See more

Petition highlights

There are no highlights yet.