Sounds impressive doesn't it. 4 Million dollars.

That was what the jury awarded a young Vancouver Island man - just 32 years old.
The father of three young children will never walk again - is a complete paraplegic.

He gets $327,100 for his pain and suffering - the maximum allowed under the law.
The rest will go to aides and equipment to help him live.

Imagine - $327K to cover the pain he will live with for the rest of his life.
$327K to compensate for the fact that he will never run with his children, never hold them.  How can that be enough? No amount of money will ever make up for what he can not now do, never mind the pain he will live with for the rest of his life - I know that, but really? What an insult...the young woman who was responsible for the accident, Jessica Kloosterman, was driving on the wrong side of the road - yet she was seen as only bearing 85% of the fault.

I can not imagine that - it took 4 years for Ronald Kirk to get this settlement.
And for the rest of his life he is wheelchair bound with no real pleasures in his life and somehow $327K is supposed to make it better.

There is something fundamentally wrong here - in my humble opinion.

The young 27 year old rider who was hit by an elderly man 83 yrs old who was backing out of his driveway has died of his injuries. Police are investigating to see if speed on the part of the rider was a contributing factor in his death.

I am so tired of hearing about these types of accidents people.
Haven't we lost enough riders across this country this year?

If you are riding today, PLEASE - ride like everyone around you is blind and can not see you.

Belt Drive Betty
National VP AIM-Can

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