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April 27, 2014

It even shocks a lawyer

What this story doesn't report is that Ms Simon is being sued by the families of the teens. But I don't think that excuses her.

Driver that struck teen suing dead boy's family

ALCONA - Still in the throes of agony from losing their son in a vehicle crash, the parents of young Brandon Majewski are now reeling after they learned the woman who struck and killed him is suing their dead child. [...]

Brandon was struck from behind by an SUV and killed while his friend Richard McLean, 16, was seriously injured with a broken pelvis and other bones. His other pal Jake Roberts, 16, was knocked off his bike but sustained only scratches.

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.

Even the family's lawyer is in shock.

"In all of my years as a lawyer, I have never seen anyone ever sue a child that they killed," Barrie lawyer Brian Cameron said. "It's beyond the pale. I just couldn't bring myself to tell them on the phone."

Posted by joke du jour at April 27, 2014 07:02 PM

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