A Toronto woman who hit three teenagers with her car, killing one of them, has filed a $1.3 million lawsuit against the dead teen, his family, and the two other injured boys citing “emotional distress.”
Back in 2012, Sharlene Simon hit the three teens on a dark road, killing 17-year-old Brandon Majewski and injuring 16-year-old Jake Roberts and 16-year-old Richard McClean. Now she wants the families of the struck teens to pay for her “psychological suffering, depression, anxiety, irritability, and post-traumatic stress.”
In her lawsuit, Simon accuses the boys of being responsible for the accident, saying “They did not apply their brakes properly. They were incompetent bicyclists.”
Brian Cameron, the attorney for the Majewski family, says “In all my years as a lawyer, I have never seen anyone ever sue a child that they killed. It’s beyond pale. I just couldn’t bring myself to tell them on the phone.”
Brandon’s mother says “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.”
Michael Ellis, who is representing Simon, says “She relives the terror of the incident every day. Ms. Simon has been unable to return to work since the collision. She has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. She is also a victim.”
Simon, obviously in a hurry to cash in, is also suing Simcoe County, blaming them for “failing to maintain the road” where the boys were struck. You know, because it was everyone’s fault but hers.