Involuntary homicide offences
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Involuntary offences are often committed in the context of road and work accidents. An involuntary offence occurs where a person has caused physical harm to another without having wanted to do so, and sometimes without even having foreseen that they might do so. Thus, for an involuntary homicide there will have been no intention to kill. These offences are described in French as involontaire despite the fact that the act itself was voluntary, though the result was not. For example, in a fatal road accident, the driver was often voluntarily driving at an excessive speed, though he had not wanted to kill.