Driver sues dead boy's parents for cost of car
A driver involved in a traffic accident in which a 17-year-old cyclist died is suing the boy's parents to recover the cost of a new car.25 January 2008
BILBAO - A driver involved in a traffic accident in which a 17-year-old cyclist died is suing the boy's parents for EUR 20,000 in a bid to recover the cost of a new car.
The astounding claim, which has shocked many in the town of Haro, La Rioja - where the driver lives and where the case will be heard - has dealt a hard blow to the parents of Enaitz Iriondo, who was riding back to a campsite when he was struck by a car driven by Tomás Delgado, a wealthy local businessman.
Police determined that Iriondo was not wearing a reflective jacket or a crash helmet, although they also noted that Delgado was probably driving in excess of the speed limit at the time.
"I'm also a victim of this. What happened to the boy can't be solved, but what happened to me can be," Delgado said.
[Copyright EL PAÍS / KARIM ASRY 2008]
Subject: Spanish news