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    After New Jersey driver pleads guilty in crash, girlfriend who texted him could be held liable

    A New Jersey woman who texted her boyfriend right before he got into a car crash could be held liable, as a judge prepares to rule Friday whether to allow her to be named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by a couple injured in the crash.

    David and Linda Kubert of Dover each lost a leg when Kyle Best, 18 at the time, hit their motorcycle head-on with his pickup truck in 2009 in Montville. The Kuberts' lawyer added Bestís girlfriend, Shannon Colonna, to the their existing civil lawsuit against Best, accusing her of contributing to her boyfriend's negligence in the accident, despite not being with him in the car, the Morristown Daily Record reports.
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    that is a bunch of horse crap. it is the driver who is at fault. he did not have to look at or respond to the text.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLK View Post
    that is a bunch of horse crap. it is the driver who is at fault. he did not have to look at or respond to the text.
    Yep , I think that about sums it up for me too.
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    Utter bullshit. I suppose they'll be suing the cell phone manufacturers, service providers, and car manufacturers, too?

    It's sad they got hurt. It was the idiot driver's fault. That's where the blame stops...
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    That's a bunch of crap. When you text or call someone, you have no way of knowing whether they driving. It's totally the driver's problem.

    I have wondered why cell phones don't have motion sensors/gps that disable text above the speed of a fast walk. I'd be for having it totally disable the phone, unless a hands-free devise is in use.
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    MINE HILL ó A judge in Morris County ruled today that a young woman cannot be sued for sending a text message to a man who caused an accident seriously injuring a Dover couple.

    Judge David Rand said in Superior Court in Morristown that Shannon Colonna, 20, of Rockaway, cannot be held liable for the 2009 accident, which left David and Linda Kubert, formerly of Dover, amputees. The decision is the first of its kind in the state, Rand said.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    That's a bunch of crap. When you text or call someone, you have no way of knowing whether they driving. It's totally the driver's problem.

    I have wondered why cell phones don't have motion sensors/gps that disable text above the speed of a fast walk. I'd be for having it totally disable the phone, unless a hands-free devise is in use.
    What if you're a passenger?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    What if you're a passenger?

    Well, it was a good idea before you brought that up!

    They could use a hands-free device? (Don't ask about the passenger texting LOL )
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