Lately, the news has been full of racist ranchers, racist NBA owners, and some guy who cut me off in traffic. Okay, the last one wasn’t on the news BUT IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN. Anyway, in what has to be one of the more mind-boggling stories this week, we have a woman suing the family of a boy she ran over and killed. Yep. Via Toronto Sun:
Now the driver of the SUV, Sharlene Simon, 42, a mother of three, formerly from Innisfil, is suing the dead boy for the emotional trauma she says she has suffered. She’s also suing the two other boys, as well as the dead boy’s parents, and even his brother, who has since died. She’s also suing the County of Simcoe for failing to maintain the road.
Wow, you know you have some gall to sue the kid that you hit with a car. You have the MOST gall to sue all the families. So what about this woman who ran over three children with her car?
A South Simcoe Police report shows Simon admitted that she was driving at 90 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the two-lane road. She claims she didn’t see the boys or any of the orange-red pedal reflectors. The impact of the collision cracked the windshield of her SUV, dented the bumper, a headlight was busted, the roof where Brandon hit was dented and scratched and a side mirror dangled by its wires.
She was driving over the speed limit and didn’t see three kids with reflectors all over their bikes? How can this story get even worse for the dead child’s parents?
Two hours later, after Brandon lay dead in hospital from multiple traumatic injuries, police knocked on the door of the Majewski’s home.
The dogs began to bark. It was late.
“I knew,” says his father, and his voice breaks again. “I had a gut feeling.”
Therapy, medication, even booze, doesn’t dull the pain.
And then, six months after the funeral, he awoke to find his second son Devon, 23, who had just graduated as a paralegal, laying in his bed, blue and dead, after popping too many pills and drinking too many shots. Not an intended suicide, they are certain — he was just trying to stifle his grief.
And after all that, they’re getting sued. You know how when you’re with family and that one uncle, without even checking to see if the coast is clear, drops some racist words all over you and you just have to sit there and deal with it? I wonder how this woman’s family reacts to her telling them that she is suing the parents of the kids she hit. Then again, if they’re anything like her, they’ll probably want a cut.