Skip to comments.Student protester hit by car as she blocked freeway sues UC San Diego
Posted on 01/03/2018 11:47:13 AM PST by simpson96
The University of California-San Diego is now embroiled in a personal injury lawsuit after an election protest gone wrong.
Mariana Flores, a sophomore at UCSD, was demonstrating against Donald Trumps victory on a busy San Diego freeway when a vehicle hit her. The accident crushed her pelvis, fractured her leg, and caused other serious injuries, reported The Guardian campus newspaper.
Flores, in her suit filed in late November, partly blames campus officials for her injury, arguing they should have stopped the protest before it got dangerous, according to news reports.(snip)
In an interview with The Guardian, Gene Sullivan, Floress lawyer, asserted that the university planned, organized and knew the protest was happening for hours and did nothing to stop it.
According to Sullivan, not doing anything and failing to act is legally the same thing as supporting the protest, the newspaper reported. Sullivan further alleged that the protest was encouraged by people in positions of authority at the university, and that if anyone that is in authority with the university a [Residential Advisor] says lets go, the university would be responsible.
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‘They shoulda stopped me before something stoopid happened!’
But but mah free speech!!!!
One of the many reasons I hate California
She gets the Darwin award for protesting on a busy freeway.
Anyone ever see the riots that happen when authority tries to stop millitant leftist rallies that are already in progress?
Ask Obama if he recommends just taking a pill instead of getting the surgery.
...for playing in the street.
News Of The Tautological
I think that more like her should go play in traffic.
Another Deplorable gets her wings.
On the one hand, screw her. Play in traffic, you deserve what you get. On the other hand, screw UCSD for, yes, not stopping the protest. It's long past time that these universities suffer the consequences of pandering to snowflakes.
Thank goodness my dad taught me, when I was about 6, not to play in traffic.
I have heard lawyers say jokingly “If you are going to hit somebody with your car be sure to kill them.” Paying off the family of low income dead person is a lot cheaper than paying for injuries and long term care.
It’s also one of the reasons to hate the doctrine of “comparative negligence”. Even if a jury finds the university 1% liable under her silly claim, 1% of her injury is still likely to be sum enough to make the litigation profitable.
Good. Hold Berkley liable for the rioting/looting their teachers and students committed.
You jump in front of my car when you,
you know all the time
Ninety miles an hour, girl, is the speed I drive
You tell me it’s alright, you don’t mind a little pain
You say you just want me to take you for a drive
You’re just like crosstown traffic
So hard to get through to you
I don’t need to run over you
All you do is slow me down
And I’m tryin’ to get on the other side of town
It’s all the school officials’ fault because they weren’t there to keep her from doing something stupid.
What are the chances she is an illegal alien?
In a rational tort claim of this nature, they would first have to show the school had a duty to stop the protest. IMO they did not. Furthermore, once this nitwit left the school grounds, on her own accord, she was on her own. My last comment: too bad she did not terminate.
This selfish little brat would not want me on that jury.
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. However, I am glad she survived, but she has compounded her sins by launching this silly lawsuit.