Teen Kills Pregnant Woman, Then Sues Her Family for Pain and Suffering

drivingWhen in doubt, America, blame the victim.

That's what a teenager who allegedly killed a pregnant woman and her 13-year-old son did; she's now suing the victim's estate.

So what did the pregnant woman do wrong, exactly?

She chose that day to drive on the correct side of the road!

Confused yet?


So is the prosecution, which says 17-year-old Justine Winter was driving on the wrong side of the road when she collided with Erin Thompson's car, killing her, her son, and her unborn fetus.

The Daily Interlake newspaper notes Winter was driving 85 mph and didn't apply her brakes until the airbags deployed in the two cars.

But now she's suing Thompson's estate because she "suffered permanent and continuing injuries, along with mental pain and suffering and the loss of capacity to enjoy life."

And here Jason Thompson just lost his wife and two children.

No mental pain or suffering there, right?

It's hard to decide what part of this story makes you most want to scream. But here's a little piece that sprung up in my mind: From the moment I got pregnant, I drove more carefully.

I was no longer just transporting myself. I was driving my baby around. Driving home from the hospital after she was born, my husband joked that he wanted to buy me a tank.

At least he says he was joking.

Did pregnancy change your driving habits?

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