This is EASILY the most WTF story I’ve read in quite sometime. Truly appalling. Not surprising it comes out of Canada:
A woman who struck three teens on bikes while driving her SUV, killing one and injuring the others, is now suing the deceased teen, his family, and the other two boys. She is claiming $1.35 million in damages for her psychological suffering.
The 17-year-old, Brandon Majewski, and his two friends went out for a bike ride at 1:30AM on the morning of the accident in Simcoe County, Ontario. “I know they should not have been out there that late,” Brandon’s father said. “But they are good kids.”
The group was struck from behind by an SUV, killing Majewski and seriously injuring his friend Richard McLean, 16, who sustained a broken pelvis and other bones. His other friend, Jake Roberts, also 16, was knocked off of his bike but didn’t sustain any serious injuries.
According to the Toronto Sun, Sharlene Simon, a mother of three and the driver of the SUV, is now suing Brandon — the dead 17-year-old boy — as well as Brandon’s family and his two friends. She is also suing the county of Simcoe for failing to maintain the road.
“In all of my years as a lawyer, I have never seen anyone ever sue a child that they killed,” the family’s lawyer, Brian Cameron, told the Sun. “It’s beyond the pale. I just couldn’t bring myself to tell them on the phone.”
The parents were told in a face-to-face meeting on Tuesday. Brandon’s mother, Venetta Mlynczyk, said:
“I’m devastated, I’m in shock. … She killed my child and now she wants to profit from it? She says she’s in pain? Tell her to look inside my head and she will see pain, she will see panic, she will see nightmares.”
Simon is claiming $1.35 million in damages due to “depression, anxiety, irritability and post-traumatic stress.”
The South Simcoe Police report shows that Simon admitted to driving at 90 km/h in an 80 km/h zone and also states that no breathalyzer was performed, “although police say no alcohol was suspected and no charges were laid.”
The Sun states that the police report mentioned little of Simon’s husband, a York Regional Police officer, who was driving behind his wife during the accident. He pulled over when the boys were struck and drove his wife home shortly after.
Cameron, the family’s lawyer, has filed a lawsuit against Simon for medical and funeral costs on behalf of the boys and their families. He alleges that she was speeding and may have been intoxicated and talking on her cellphone.
“They did not apply their brakes properly,” Simon’s claim states. “They were incompetent bicyclists.”
So yea, I’m really sorry about killing your kid….Now give me $1.35 million!!!
Seriously though, let’s review what happened here. Smokeshow struck not one, but THREE people on bikes. From BEHIND!! Smokeshow was speeding, albeit not by that much. Smokeshow may have been intoxicated, but we’ll never know because her cop husband got her out of there right afterwards. Smokeshow was likely distracted by her cell phone.
Yea, that sounds like a good reason to get $1.35 million from the family of the kid you just killed. Granted it probably wasn’t wise for these kids to be biking at 1:30 AM. But I mean, what’s her excuse? This?
There is nothing I distrust more than “psychological suffering.” Whenever I hear that I just assume the person’s making it all up because you can’t prove that someone’s not psychologically suffering. Any idiot can fool a psychologist into thinking they’re suffering, get a “doctor’s note” and sue the pants off anyone. Seriously, we’ve got rich kids getting away with murder because they have “affluenza,” murderers getting taxpayer funded sex changes because they’re “transgender,” and feminazis working from home because they’ve got PTSD from cyberbulling on Twitter.
You know what makes this even worse? She has a support page on Facebook.
Ho-Lee-Shit. This can’t be real. But it is. This lowlife piece of human garbage is bragging about getting settlement money on Facebook and blaming a dead kid that she ran over while she was drunk. The whole world is fucked.
You know what pisses me off about this? People are always trying to tell me how awesome Canada is. It’s supposed to be this socialist paradise where everyone has health care and unlimited lap dances. Doesn’t seem that much different from the USA. Connected lady (her husband is 5-0) can get away with murder? Person who is obviously wrong can sue a person who obviously did nothing wrong? Sounds like the fat people around here who sue doctors for “fat shaming.”
Everything about this woman is truly American in nature though. She killed someone. She is a criminal. Instead of her getting punished everyone else is blamed. It’s the town’s fault for not keeping the roads up. The kid’s fault for making themselves human speed bumps. The family’s fault for causing her to have depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
Just more of the usual. Stories like this never end, so at least we’ll never run out of material. But this is just one of the shittiest things I’ve ever read.
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