Driver Kills Cyclist, Sues Cyclist’s Family


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 A Connecticut driver who killed a 14-year old male cyclist in 2007 is now suing the boy's parents for allowing their son to ride without a helmet, Velo News reports.

David Weaving was sentenced to 10 years in prison last year for manslaughter. He was reportedly passing another car at 83 mph in a 45 mph zone when he struck Matthew Kenney. Now Weaving is suing Kenney's parents for over $15,000 in damages for letting Kenney ride without a helmet, citing contributory negligence.

Matthew “was a loving kid,” Kenney's mom told The Associated Press. “He was a caring kid. He was a helping kid. He was an honors student. He played sports. He was full of life. He had so much to give.”

Read more about the case here.

–Erin Beresini