Woman Leaves Bar And Hits 3 Kids On Bicycles, But Then Sues Their Parents
Cailyn Finkel 8/31/2016
Sharlene Simon and her husband were enjoying a quiet evening at their favorite local watering hole when they decided to pack it in for the night. According to the police records, they had each only had one drink.
Her husband Jules Simon, a York Regional Police officer, followed behind Sharlene's SUV in his vehicle on the way home, and that's when tragedy struck.
Sharlene was traveling at approximately 55 miles per hour (in a 50-mph zone) when she collided with a group of teenage bicyclists - killing one boy, 16-year-old Brandon Majewski, and injuring two of his closest friends. Despite their recent time at a nearby bar, where several people reported seeing the couple, the responding police officer failed to breathalyze Sharlene and said that there was no criminal wrongdoing on her part.
As if Brandon's parents weren't going through enough, Sharlene slapped them with another huge problem: a $1.35 million lawsuit.
Sharlene claimed that the accident was caused by the young men and that it had caused her enormous physical, mental and emotional pain - something only $1.35 million could repair. The lawsuit states Sharlene's justification of pressing charges against Brandon's family, his estate, the County of Simcoe, as well as the two other boys' families.
"They did not apply their brakes properly. They were incompetent bicyclists."
Not only is Sharlene suing for damages, but her husband is also filing a separate suit against them all for his own emotional trauma. Even though she and Jules were the ones spending time at a bar, and the boys had no drugs or alcohol in their systems whatsoever, they're pressing forward.
One of the injured boy's father spoke out about the devastating lawsuit to the Toronto Sun.
"If this woman was a real person, with a real heart, she would not have done this to us.. we have nothing."
There's no way to tell what will come of this lawsuit, but one thing is for certain, it is certainly making a very sad situation much more complicated.
Sources: Toronto Sun, USA Today / Image Credits: Facebook/Amanda Cox-Bertolin, Facebook/Devon Hussey