A Spanish driver who fatally collided with a cyclist is suing the dead youth’s family 20,000 Euros (Â£14,830) for the damage the impact of his body did to his luxury car, a Spanish newspaper reported.
Businessman Tomas Delgado says 17-year-old Enaitz Iriondo caused 14,000 Euros (Â£10,384) of damage to his Audi A8 in the fatal 2004 crash in La Rioja region, the El Pais newspaper reported.
Delgado, who has faced no criminal charges for the incident, wants a further 6,000 Euros (Â£4,450) to cover the cost of hiring another vehicle while his car was being repaired, El Pais said.
The youth had been cycling alone at night without reflective clothing or a helmet, according to a police report cited by El Pais.
His family won 33,000 Euros (Â£24,479)compensation from Delgado’s insurance company after the firm acknowledged he had been driving at excessive speed and this could have contributed to the incident, El Pais reported.
“I’m also a victim in all of this, you can’t fix the lad’s problems, but you can fix mine,” Delgado told the newspaper, ahead of a January 30 legal decision on his suit.
The family said they had previously pitied Delgado for the guilt he must feel at killing their son but were now disgusted that his greatest concern appeared to be money.
“This was the final straw, a kick in the teeth,” the youth’s mother Rosa Trinidad told El Pais.
Not only did I read this article, but like you, I posted it on one of my sites-morganrants.wordpress.com.
I thought it was one of the most outrageously over the top stories that has appeared in print.
Glad to see that someone else found it as absurd as did I.
I read this story when it first appeared. It’s just as ridiculous as the idiot attorney in NY that sued a Korean dry cleaner for his missing pair of trousers for $54 million that he originally purchased for $10.50. Needless to say, the lawsuit was dismissed.
There is a special place in hell for people like this.
What an idiot this Spanish Driver is to sue Dead Victimâ€™s Family For Car Damages?
He should be sent to a mental hospital, far away from his country.
if the biker was at fault he or in this case next of kin should be held responsible for his actions.
I agree toally with Autumn. People like this make me sick.