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Unread 01-29-2008, 07:50 PM   #1
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Wow, just wow (again)

Driver kills cyclist, sues victim's family for damages

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/01/29/w...-family-for-d/

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Unread 01-29-2008, 07:51 PM   #2
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I saw that. Messed up
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Unread 01-29-2008, 08:30 PM   #3
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At least I can see we aren't the only ones ready to sue for anything anymore...
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Unread 01-29-2008, 08:31 PM   #4
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Unread 01-29-2008, 08:37 PM   #5
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Thats one cold-hearted dude. But since they're both at fault I reluctantly agree will him.

After thinking about this for a minute I'm surprised his insurance didn't cover his damages. Something is fishy in Spain.
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Thats one cold-hearted dude. But since they're both at fault I reluctantly agree will him.

After thinking about this for a minute I'm surprised his insurance didn't cover his damages. Something is fishy in Spain.
They were both at fault in the strict legal sense of things, but keep it in perspective. The kid was riding a bike in the evening in Europe, where there are a ton of bikes and mopeds everywhere, while this guy was doing triple digit speeds. I think that most of us have been on bikes before, and while it is dangerous to ride in low visibility, cars shouldn't be going so fast that they can't see this. It is the responsibility of all drivers to be aware of their surroundings because unexpected things will inevitably happen. Sometimes they are unavoidable, but we all have a responsibility to reasonably minimize those risks.

There will be a special place in hell for this guy
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Unread 01-29-2008, 08:59 PM   #7
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That is completely insane, you should just leave that poor family alone, they already lost a son, now he wants money from them, i hope he loses big time
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Unread 01-30-2008, 12:25 AM   #9
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WOW.

How does that conversation go? Sorry for killing your daughter. Yeah, about that.. Her body really did some damage to my car as I hit her going 60mph over the speed limit..

What a prick.
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Another thing to consider is that 100MPH isn't as big a deal in spain as it is here. Europeans always drive much faster than us and believe it or not have less fatalities than us as a result. The typical speed limit on a highway is 130 km/h (80mph) but that is rarely enforced. The main rule of the road is to stay to the right so that someone comming up behind you can pass you on your left without you being in their way. Not a bad concept when you think about it.
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That's called having no sympathy for victims. We are seeing it more and more here, sad to say.
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Unread 01-30-2008, 10:37 AM   #12
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Another thing to consider is that 100MPH isn't as big a deal in Spain as it is here.
On a motorway/freeway sure, but then you're not allowed to cycle on those.

I'm willing to bet this guy was WAY above the posted limit.
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True, Europeans are more concerned with reckless driving than speeding. But going triple digit speeds on a road like that at night is very reckless, IMO
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They should put the person sueing in jail for waisting everyones time, along with his lawyer
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He dropped the charges

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