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CNN anchor hits & runs cyclist, paper says(7 posts)

CNN anchor hits & runs cyclist, paper saysWhoWasThat
Jul 28, 2003 6:50 AM

I knew this guy was grouchy on TV, but I didn't think he was that grouchy.
of course, he's innocent unless proven guiltyWhoWasThat
Jul 28, 2003 6:59 AM
Didn't mean to imply that he committed the violation, or that the cyclist's account is the correct one.
There. I feel better.
innocent until proven guiltyColnagoFE
Jul 28, 2003 9:07 AM
i always get a kick out of that. even if you have a video of the perp committing the act the presumption is still innocent until proven guilty. i guess in some other countries it's the opposite presumption (ie. guilty until proven innocent). either way it doesn't mean they didn't do it--just that journalists have to use the word "alleged" or they get sued.
LOL! It oughtta be titled...SpoiledBikeDaddy
Jul 28, 2003 8:31 AM
"Ambulance Chaser Sets Sights on Celebrity Cash Cow"

I especially like the line about why he took so long to complain: "he is unsophisticated and didn't know what to do". Translation: it took a while for the lawyer to get her hooks into him.
lol... how aboutSteve_0
Jul 28, 2003 8:48 AM
"Celebrity sued for millions for inflicting injury not quite bad enough to necessitate ambulatory services"
Oh brotherTower
Jul 28, 2003 9:40 AM
"There was a red light," said Maldonado's lawyer, Suzanne Holzberg. "[Cafferty's] car pulled up next to Billy [on the bike]. When the light changed [Cafferty] hit Billy and didn't stop."
"We will be suing [Cafferty] in a civil case," Holzberg said. "We will be seeking millions."

She sounds like a winner.

Maldonado, who is unemployed, took so long to hire a lawyer and investigate the accident because "he is unsophisticated and didn't know what to do," we understand.
what's wrong with being unemployed?CrankYanker
Jul 28, 2003 1:03 PM
That little segment of the population is growing. Chances are, the unemployed man had the same attitudes about bicyclists as the driver. Neither thought a cyclists has any recourse when hit by a driver.

How many people in this forum have got hit, and not known what to do? I can't count the number of times I've seen people post a message saying they got hit and don't know what to do. I suspect many of these people are actually employed!

The lawyers demands are outrageous however.