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    Default Student hit by car while protesting Trump sues school for her injuries

    A student at the University of California, San Diego, is suing her school for failing to stop her from protesting President Donald Trump’s election. The university’s actions caused her to be hit by a car on a busy interstate, she alleges.

    Mariana Flores, a UCSD sophomore, was participating in a campuswide Trump protest on election night 2016 when she was hit by a car on Interstate Highway 5 in San Diego.

    The collision shattered her pelvis, fractured her leg and caused many other severe injuries, according to The Guardian, UCSD’s school newspaper.

    In response, Flores filed a personal injury and property damage lawsuit on the one-year anniversary of her injuries. The lawsuit names UC-San Diego, the UC Board of Regents, the city and county of San Diego, the driver of the vehicle and the state of California as defendants.

    Flores argues the university is at least partly responsible for injuries because they failed to stop the protest after it became dangerous and spilled onto the interstate.


    In an interview with The Guardian, Gene Sullivan, Flores’ attorney, revealed the motive behind the suit: that Flores will have millions worth of medical bills in the future and hopes the university will help foot the bill.

    Sullivan explained that if any employee of the university, including a residential adviser, encourages students to protest, the school could legally bear responsibility for Flores’ injuries. In addition, he explained that because the university knew about the protest and did nothing for hours, that is the legal equivalent to endorsing it.
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    I believe California has a law that charges people with a fine for frivolous law suits. Certainly would be a turn of events.

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    To get hit by a car I guess you would need to be in the street most instances.......my parents taught me to look both ways before crossing or entering a street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtop View Post
    A student at the University of California, San Diego, is suing her school for failing to stop her from protesting President Donald Trump’s election. The university’s actions caused her to be hit by a car on a busy interstate, she alleges.

    Mariana Flores, a UCSD sophomore, was participating in a campuswide Trump protest on election night 2016 when she was hit by a car on Interstate Highway 5 in San Diego.

    The collision shattered her pelvis, fractured her leg and caused many other severe injuries, according to The Guardian, UCSD’s school newspaper.
    Takes no personal accountability.... it takes an irresponsible and 'special kind of Stupid' to think this way...... then again, she is in California
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    If I'm the judge... Get the F out of my courtroom! Next case!
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    Have you noticed that the Trump supporters didn't riot, destroy property and assault people when Obama won. They "sucked it up" and tolerated his political abuse for eight years. "Icing on the cake"? Right wingers are accused of being intolerant and violent while wrong wingers never are by the establishment news media and political forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bay bee View Post
    Have you noticed that the Trump supporters didn't riot, destroy property and assault people when Obama won. They "sucked it up" and tolerated his political abuse for eight years. "Icing on the cake"? Right wingers are accused of being intolerant and violent while wrong wingers never are by the establishment news media and political forum.
    Guess who attended which rally




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    Quote Originally Posted by Severance pay View Post
    To get hit by a car I guess you would need to be in the street most instances.......my parents taught me to look both ways before crossing or entering a street.
    I guess this didn't apply, since she got hit on an Interstate highway. Perhaps her parents told her to go play in traffic.
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