Driver in fatal bike accident sues parents for letting boy ride without a helmet
A Connecticut man serving a manslaughter sentence for striking and killing a 14-year-old boy is suing the victim’s parents, the Associated Press is reporting.
David Weaving was convicted in the 2007 collision that killed Matthew Kenney. Prosecutors say he was recklessly passing another car when he hit Matthew while traveling more than 80 mph in a 45 mph zone. Weaving was sentenced last year to 10 years in prison.
Now he is suing Matthew’s parents, Stephen and Joanne, for “contributory negligence” because they allowed the boy to ride without a helmet. He is looking for more than $15,000 in damages.
I wonder if there’s any evidence that a helmet is useful when you’re hit by a car going 80 mph.