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Driver Hits Cyclist, Sues for Damages

modelAnd in the news of the extremely arrogant and entitled, Gothamist reports a driver hit cyclist, John Roemer, this past May and is now taking him to small claims court for damages to her car. As you can see in the photo, apparently her car was completely destroyed and it only makes sense to sue, no? Mind you, this is after Roemer ended up in the ICU for days, and even though the driver’s insurance admitted fault. But you know, SOMEONE has to pay for damages to her car and why would it ever be the negligent driver?

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5 Comments

  1. Link roundup: October 22 | Bicycle TucsonOctober 22, 2014 at 10:24 am

    [...] Driver Hits Cyclist, Sues for Damages [...]

  2. LawrenceOctober 22, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Depend on what the cyclist or/and the driver did, the cyclist may well be responsible. I see bicyclist running red lights, speeding down the hill way above the speed limits, and doing some crazy stuffs on the road all the time.

    Having a bicycle don’t automatically makes a person a saint.

  3. John MontgomeryOctober 23, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Did you actually read the article, Lawrence? That might be a good way to find out what the cyclicst and/or driver did.

    I know that’s not incredibly obvious to the average person, so apologies if that’s offensive to suggest you didn’t know to read it.

    As you know, typing on a computer doesn’t automatically make someone intelligent.

  4. JAllenOctober 23, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Lawrence, the driver’s insurance recognized the fault of the driver. Had there been doubt, the insurance company wouldn’t have claimed that fault. I agree that some people ride their bikes negligently, however this is not the case in this instance. Truly, the heart of the matter could be stated that there is frivolous lawsuit culture in this country that acts something like a get “get rich quick” scheme. Altogether this whole ordeal is sad…

  5. Ion VladutuOctober 25, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Well put John.
    Lawrence, get off the internet, go home, your drunk.

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