sniffy... you said "not peaceful". A definition of peaceful is "not involving violence" - the moment you said "not peaceful" you suggested it was violent.
My final words on the matter. I pretty much agree with most of what is on this thread, but I dislike the idea that the victim's family should have some sort of rights over how others respond to a death on the roads (which I believe was inferred or implied by some, intentionally or not), because that death affects us all, not just the family... but obviously others should respond more sensitively than this guy does.
You're all 90-99.99% right, argument over.