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.