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Driver sues boy she struck and killed
News.com.au ^ | April 27, 2014

Posted on 04/27/2014 12:57:33 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

A woman who hit three teenage boys on bikes while driving, killing one and injuring the other two, is suing the dead teen for the emotional trauma she suffered.

Mother-of-three Sharlene Simon, 42, is also suing the other two boys and the dead boy’s family for $1.35 million in damages due to her psychological suffering, including depression, anxiety, irritability and post-traumatic stress.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: driver; law; lawsuit; toronto

1 posted on 04/27/2014 12:57:33 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Is SHE sueing or the lawyer working pro bono?


2 posted on 04/27/2014 1:01:09 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Organic Panic

A counter lawsuit...

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/04/25/driver-that-struck-teen-suing-dead-boys-family

Cameron has launched a routine lawsuit against the driver, mainly for medical and funeral costs on behalf of the boys and their families. He alleges Simon was speeding and may have been intoxicated and talking on her cellphone.

“Sharlene Simon failed to take reasonable care to avoid a collision which she saw or should have seen was likely to occur,” his claim states. “She operated the motor vehicle while she was intoxicated.”


3 posted on 04/27/2014 1:03:57 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Perhaps she’s counter-suing. Perhaps this is a pre-emptive strike. Perhaps the boys were 100% at fault.

Perhaps....


4 posted on 04/27/2014 1:04:16 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Perhaps her cop husband, who was following in another car, got her away from the scene, without a test for impairment.


5 posted on 04/27/2014 1:08:25 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: ConservativeStatement

1:30 AM.

Driver is cop’s wife, whose cop husband was following her. No breath test. No surprise.

This is a counter-suit, which is routine, as defending against the suit is helped by showing that the victims was at fault.


6 posted on 04/27/2014 1:09:08 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Lose to Cruz - 2016!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

A real scum bag. If the judge doesn’t throw her case out then he too is a real scum bag.


7 posted on 04/27/2014 1:11:21 PM PDT by Vinylly (?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This woman is definitely going to Hell.


8 posted on 04/27/2014 1:12:33 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is total BS, regardless. Any kind of decent human being does not kill someones kid and then turn around and sue the parents. You just don’t do it.


9 posted on 04/27/2014 1:12:59 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Some attorney sees an opportunity to make a buck and doesn’t care if people think he’s a money-grubbing snake.


10 posted on 04/27/2014 1:17:04 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Ask me what I think.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Irritability? I never knew you could sue somebody for irritating you. I almost want to sue her myself because after reading this, I'm plenty irritated and annoyed.

No decent person would sue the parents of a boy they killed - even if it was totally not their fault. This leads me to believe that she has something to hide about what happened that night and this ridiculous lawsuit is a desperate attempt to muddy the waters so that her actions that night are not exposed.

11 posted on 04/27/2014 1:21:57 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: ConservativeStatement
Let's see.. if the boys were not using bike rules (as my boys were taught including wearing helmets which is stupid), I would see that she have a case, bit if she was at fault, she should own up to it.

Here in Tampa, bicyclists (mostly adults of the minority race) ride in the middle of the road and cross the street not at crosswalks. They don't care about rules.

12 posted on 04/27/2014 1:27:41 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

New definition of Chutzpah.


13 posted on 04/27/2014 1:41:36 PM PDT by AU72
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To: bigbob

This is total BS, regardless. Any kind of decent human being does not kill someones kid and then turn around and sue the parents. You just don’t do it.


Unless they sued you first, and you need to defend yourself.


14 posted on 04/27/2014 1:41:38 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Lose to Cruz - 2016!)
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To: Atlas Sneezed
Unless they sued you first

It's just hard to imagine parents suing a driver who had killed their child. Why would they do such a thing? It might inconvenience this poor women and cause her undue stress. She has a life to get on with, after all.

15 posted on 04/27/2014 1:52:51 PM PDT by centurion316
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16 posted on 04/27/2014 1:56:56 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ConservativeStatement

The whole world has gone insane.


17 posted on 04/27/2014 2:16:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I think a suit like this shows very little character, but I agree there are a lot of bicyclists on the road and on hiking trails that do endanger everyone around them.


18 posted on 04/27/2014 2:19:01 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: SamAdams76

It can be a good way to get another person to drop a baseless lawsuit against you...and the sooner dropped, the less you will pay defending yourself. Some people see dollar signs in front of them and forget the cost of losing.

Also, if an insurance company is involved, they might require her to follow their legal counsel.

From what I read about this case in various articles, there may be a case that the boys were at fault. In that case, a counter-suit might be entirely reasonable.


19 posted on 04/27/2014 2:22:46 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (I sooooo miss America!)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

B-I-N-G-O.


20 posted on 04/27/2014 2:26:34 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: ConservativeStatement

Perfect. I love seeing the signs that Mankind is an utterly evil race, and that we should be exterminated to a person, so that the galaxy is not polluted.


21 posted on 04/27/2014 2:36:29 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: SamAdams76

I’m with you! Class action suit, anyone????


22 posted on 04/27/2014 3:18:03 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (God is not dead!)
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To: DonaldC
"I think a suit like this shows very little character, but I agree there are a lot of bicyclists on the road and on hiking trails that do endanger everyone around them."

I agree, if the kid was on a bike, he got what he deserved./sarc

23 posted on 04/27/2014 4:48:11 PM PDT by HangThemHigh (Entropy's not what it used to be.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

So, let’s say she wins.

Does that make it open season on bike riders and pedestrians? Hit as many as you like and it’s just like hitting the lottery.


24 posted on 04/28/2014 7:06:33 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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