In Buddhism we are taught the law of cause and effect. This is what is working in his life. It is good that the effect occurred quickly. He has time to correct his mistakes, learn from them and become a better person.
The bible says we reap what we sow!
Don't know why we make the Choices we do wheather GOOD or BAD but we all gotta take our Choices to the LORD so who are we to JUDGE.........