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Old 01-26-08, 01:48 AM   #1
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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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Old 01-26-08, 02:48 AM   #2
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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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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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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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