The news of a lawsuit against the family of boy killed by a vehicle is just unbelievable. Now I’m not taking away the fact that the driver would undoubtedly be distraught at being involved in an accident in which a young cyclist was killed. Behind the wheel of the SUV that hit three teenage cyclists was a women by the name of Sharlene Simon. The tragic circumstances took place in Innifil, Ontario in Canada in October 2012. Teenager Brandon Majewski was riding his bike along with two friends when the car driven by Simon hit all three of them from behind resulting in the death of Majewski.
Local press reports state that investigators blamed a lack of visibility, saying that Simon had no time to take evasive action. Tragic indeed and devastating for all involved.
What has happened since is the part that defies belief. Sharlene Simon has taken it upon herself to sue the family of the dead boy as well as the two survivors for $1.35 million for “great pain and suffering.” According to the Huffinton Post report Simon claims she has suffered from depression, anxiety, irritability and post-traumatic stress, and that the “enjoyment of life has been irretrievably lessened” since the accident.
I’ve no doubt she is suffering but as a human being what the hell is she thinking?
According to USA Today the lawsuit against them states that “They did not apply their brakes properly,” and “They were incompetent bicyclists”.
There are stories that we read everyday that just defy logic and common sense and I genuinely hope that the courts in Canada can see sense and tell her where to take her lawsuit. It’s a sad, sad day when someone makes a decision to put a grieving family through a situation like this.
Shame on you Sharlene Simon, your life has surely been dealt a blow but seriously, you still have your life. Clearly though you have no heart and you really don’t know what suffering is all about.