Driver Sues Teen She Struck and Killed with Vehicle
Sharlene Simon, 42 and a mother of three, is suing a dead teenager, two of his friends, and the boy's family for alleged "emotional trauma" she claims to have suffered as a result of the tragic accident that took the boy's life.
The police report from the night in question shows she admitted to driving at 90 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. "She claims she didn’t see the boys or any of the orange-red pedal reflectors. The impact of the collision cracked the windshield of her SUV, dented the bumper, a headlight was busted..."
Also, the roof where now deceased Brandon Majewski, 17 hit was dented and scratched from the impact.
Not unexpectedly, the family is said to be devastated by news of the lawsuit. The family's lawyer expressed shock, as well.
“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.”
After a face-to-face meeting Tuesday, the parents and step-parents left his office almost staggering in disbelief.
“I’m devastated, I’m in shock,” said Brandon’s mother, Venetta Mylnczyk, a dental assistant who is drowning in sorrow. “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.”
Her voice shaking with emotion, the mother recalls her last words with her son.
“I said I love you … he said, ‘I love you, too, mom,’ and off he went with his friends,” Mylnczyk said. “At least I have that … but for this woman to be so selfish, to claim she is the one suffering but we are the ones living the nightmare … her children are still living.”
The driver, Simon, is also suing the County of Simcoe for failing to maintain the road.