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    You would think this would happen in USA...

    Check out this link about a dead cyclist family plight in Spain: http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline...-sues-dea.html

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    The bottom line is: Of course this could happen in the US. It probably would have been combined as a counter suit in the wrongful death case.

    Now I'm curious about the details of the case. What really happened and what damage could the cyclist have done that caused $30,000 damage to the Audi? While the whole thing sounds goofy to me that doesn't mean that cyclist might not have been negligent enough to have caused the accident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    What really happened and what damage could the cyclist have done that caused $30,000 damage to the Audi?
    Not just any Audi, an Audi A8 with a $115,000 price tag. A new hood, bumper, and paint could easily run $30 large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    Not just any Audi, an Audi A8 with a $115,000 price tag. A new hood, bumper, and paint could easily run $30 large.
    I heard he hit at 100mph, at that speed the damage probably includes the winshield, radiator, roof.....The driver could have been killed if the rider went through the windshield.

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    I dunno if it could happen in the US; depends on a lot of legal stuff I don't know. There are big differences, though. In Europe it's common for a driver to run down a dog, kill the dog, and then sue the dog owner for damages. Does that happen in the US?

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