Student protester hit by car as she blocked freeway sues UC San Diego

In Yiddish the word is CHUTZPAH—it takes real guts to say or do this.  In this case a radical law breaker, illegally blocking traffic on a freeway, is suing Cal State San Diego because they did not stop the illegal demonstration—which occurred miles from the campus.

“The University of California-San Diego is now embroiled in a personal injury lawsuit after an election protest gone wrong.

Mariana Flores, a sophomore at UCSD, was demonstrating against Donald Trump’s victory on a busy San Diego freeway when a vehicle hit her. The accident crushed her pelvis, fractured her leg, and caused other serious injuries, reported The Guardian campus newspaper.

Flores, in her suit filed in late November, partly blames campus officials for her injury, arguing they should have stopped the protest before it got dangerous, according to news reports.”

This should have been thrown out of court when presented, the attorney should have been suspended and the student expelled for this abuse of the system, trying to extort money from taxpayers.  If the University had stopped the illegal protest, she would have sued them for preventing her from exercising her First Amendment rights—this is why folks are frustrated with all levels of government.  What do you think, pay her off or sue her?

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Student protester hit by car as she blocked freeway sues UC San Diego

 

Mark McGreal – UCLA, The College Fix,  1/3/18

 

The University of California-San Diego is now embroiled in a personal injury lawsuit after an election protest gone wrong.

Mariana Flores, a sophomore at UCSD, was demonstrating against Donald Trump’s victory on a busy San Diego freeway when a vehicle hit her. The accident crushed her pelvis, fractured her leg, and caused other serious injuries, reported The Guardian campus newspaper.

Flores, in her suit filed in late November, partly blames campus officials for her injury, arguing they should have stopped the protest before it got dangerous, according to news reports.

Flores’ attorney did not respond to requests from The College Fix seeking comment. A UC San Diego spokesperson said that the university could not comment on pending litigation.

The Nov. 2016 protest had began at “Library Walk” and journeyed through campus. Next, demonstrators ended up on the I-5, a very large and busy eight-laned freeway that cuts through San Diego.

The car that stuck Flores had gotten around an emergency vehicle that had been attempting to block traffic so authorities could shut down the freeway, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In an interview with The Guardian, Gene Sullivan, Flores’s lawyer, asserted that the university planned, organized and knew the protest was happening for hours and did nothing to stop it.

“According to Sullivan, not doing anything and failing to act is legally the same thing as supporting the protest,” the newspaper reported. “Sullivan further alleged that the protest was encouraged by people in positions of authority at the university, and that ‘if anyone that is in authority with the university – a [Residential Advisor] – says ‘let’s go,’ the university would be responsible.’”

The complaint also lists the University of California Regents, the city and county of San Diego, the state of California, and the driver of the vehicle as defendants in the lawsuit.

When asked about the lawsuit by the Los Angeles Times, Sullivan said “We think it’s a case of shared responsibility of the school, Maria and the driver, and we’re not saying that anybody is without fault or fault-free. We think other people bear some responsibility as well.”

In addition, Sullivan explained that if any person representing the university, even if that person is simply a Residential Advisor, encouraged students to go to the protest, then the university would bear responsibility.

While Sullivan admits that Flores is partially responsible for her injuries, he claims that, under the doctrine of comparative responsibility, the jury will get to decide what percentage of the injury is the fault of the plaintiff and what percentage of the injury is the fault of the defendant. Damages will be levied based on percentage.

The lawsuit seeks attorneys’ fees, court costs, and unspecified damages, the Times reports.

 

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Comments

  1. It is called the “Deep Pocket Syndrome”…………….

    The other description is …. “Throw against a wall”,,,,,, will it stick.

    The Socialist Democrats allied with radicals throughout the world have finely tuned and crafted this type of suit. As long as you are a radical who does not care about propriety this works for you and the average taxpayer will not support the expense of defending it.

    When the Left (and the Leon’s, Brown’s, Villaragosa’s, etc.) are held accountable for frivolous suits and forced to pay then perhaps they will stop, and deluded students will not go a play on a freeway with 70 MPH traffic.

  2. Flores doesn’t have the sense that she was born with, and it is illustrated by her choice of a lawyer, who’s an even bigger idiot that she is.

  3. TDS.. Thats what happens if your stupid enough to get in the middle of the freeway. . Hope she gets ZIP !!! but since she was protestng our President,
    .. I have NO tears for this loser. It’s the same as the idiot who sat on the in tracks years ago to protest the weapons at the Concord Navel Weapons Station and was run over and lost two legs..

    • The governor has put people rights on any thruway above the rights of drivers, they can cross anywhere anytime, the drivers are at fault at every turn thanks to the governor who wants all vehicles off the roads he is a die hard communist. Meanwhile at night many cross the streets not in cross walks dressed in black making them hard to see. CA has gone over the edge.

  4. Thank God she wasn’t killed and I pray that she has no permanent injuries. I pray this news wakes up anyone who would protest by blocking roads. Obey the authority that God has placed to watch over us. He is coming back soon. Thousands of obvious signs are converging now. Israel celebrates all its anniversaries now. Example 50 years ago Jerusalem taken. 100 years ago General Allenby conquers Jerusalem. Trump all 7’s. First day in W.H. he was 7 decades, 7 months, 7 days old. Day Trump elected, Netanyau in office 7 years, 7 months, 7 days. Trump met Putin on 7/7/17 and Putin was 777 months old. Way too many of these to list. Plus only Great Sign in Bible just went down. Raptus is Latin and found in (Rev 12:5) (1Cor 15:50) (1Thes 4:16)

  5. Well they can’t sue her, but they can and should seek attorney fees and/or additional sanctions for malicious prosecution.

  6. I don’t thank G-d she wasn’t killed. A worthless life not worth living. I feel bad for the driver having to go through all of this.

  7. I think she should be thrown out of college for abject stupidity, The driver should get a medal, and everyone she is suing should sue her for court costs

  8. I’m surprised that she didn’t sue her mother for not telling her that playing in the street is dangerous. She’s lucky I won’t be on that jury. I would find for the defendants and assess her with all the costs.

  9. THE CAPTIVE says

    She’s a LIB-LEFT PROTESTER and was in the way –was in a place that was dangerous and knew it— She took her chances and paid for it. She needs to lose this -because it was HER OWN FAULT!

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