January 27, 2009
Originally published February 4, 2004
State police said that Stephen Pappadake was speeding and passing other cars illegally on Mahopac Avenue in Somers when he lost control of his car, swerved to avoid another vehicle, crashed and died.
Police estimated that Pappadake, a 17-year-old Mahopac High School student, was going lots of stupid things begind the wheel. This one of those idiotic lawsuits where the plaintiffs should be run out of the court room with fire hoses and the laywer should be hanging nekkid from his testicles in the town square for two days.
Police estimated that Pappadake, a 17-year-old Mahopac High School student, was doing 80 mph in a 30 mph zone on the morning of April 29, 2003, when he lost control of his Honda sedan after passing several cars in a no-passing zone.
The sad part of this story is that the bastards probably will get some money out of it.
The lawsuit said that the driver of that vehicle, Christina Swartzwelder, caused the crash by "carelessness and negligence" and that Pappadake was not at fault.
Forget what the dead doofus did. It was another car's fault.
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