Teen Attempts Suicide By Driving Car Into Oncoming Traffic, Then Sues the People She Kills

On March 19, 2009, a Montana teen drove her car into oncoming traffic in an apparent suicide attempt.  The collision killed the occupants in the oncoming car — a pregnant woman and her 13-year-old son. Prosecutors charged the teenager as an adult with deliberate homicide.

According to newspaper reports, this is because there is little dispute that the teenager intentionally drove her car into oncoming traffic.  Court records indicate the teenager was driving at a speed of 85 mph when her car crossed the centerline and struck the automobile head-on.  Even worse, the teenager sent text messages to her boyfriend just before the crash about what she planned to do.

In a bizarre twist, the teenager is now suing the decedent’s estate and the construction company that built the overpass where the accident occurred.  [Source]

It is difficult to imagine a more outrageous lawsuit.  This is why people hate lawyers.

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~ by siouxsielaw on August 6, 2010.

6 Responses to “Teen Attempts Suicide By Driving Car Into Oncoming Traffic, Then Sues the People She Kills”

  1. This case is crazy. I don’t see how any lawyer could file this case. Maybe, there are no rules of professional responsibility in Montana.

  2. Now that is just messed up.

  3. That stupid little girl belongs in jail, SHE killed a pregnant woman and a child and she is suing the poor father who just lost his entire family???? WTF? I hope she rots for what she did, karma will bite that little *%^&*% in the ass.

  4. […] Citing text messages she sent her boyfriend shortly before the incident, Montana prosecutors contend that Justine Winter’s crash at 85 mph into an oncoming vehicle was a deliberate suicide attempt. Winter, who faces trial on homicide charges in the deaths of Erin Thompson, the woman she ran into, and Thompson’s 13-year-old son, has now sued Thompson’s estate as well as the construction company that built the interstate overpass where the accident occurred. [Daily Inter Lake, Siouxsie Law] […]

  5. Outrageous. Agree with Jess, I don’t have a lot of sympathy for this girl. We all make mistakes, but most of don’t kill others in the process.

  6. Absurd suit, Even the word frivolous would be a stretch

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