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Student Suing UC San Diego After Being Hit by Car Protesting Trump on Freeway

Student Suing UC San Diego After Being Hit by Car Protesting Trump on Freeway

“blames campus officials for her injury, arguing they should have stopped the protest”

https://youtu.be/bCO1divrnm4

This happened a year ago but the lawsuit was just filed recently. The student blames the school for not stopping her from protesting on the highway. I’m not even kidding.

The College Fix reports:

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

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.

Here’s a video of the incident. Strong language warning:

Featured image via YouTube.

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Comments

Roy in Nipomo | January 4, 2018 at 12:06 pm

As a sophomore she didn’t have her credentials (yet) to know that being a pedestrian on a freeway is dangerous. Obviously the school failed her. They need to institute mandatory class(es) about dangers in modern society. In fact, they could make a whole major of it!

    Exiliado in reply to Roy in Nipomo. | January 4, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    As far as I know, “being a pedestrian on a freeway” is not just dangerous, it is also illegal. But California being California, I don’t know.

Literally “go on the freeway and play in traffic” and expect to be invulnerable the REAL dangers of bodily injury and/or death from tons of steel approaching at great speed.

UC Officials: Perhaps require future demonstrators to sign a waiver (similar to one I’ve signed prior to skydiving) stating they understand they are about to engage in an activity that might result in severe injury and/or death and absolve the university and its officials from any liability for adverse personal results.

Behold the future “leaders” of our country (if they live long enough).

Lord helps us all.

I am not surprised at the stupidity of her position, she’s a leftist after all.
But I have serious concerns regarding the honesty and ethics of her lawyer(s).

Hmmm. Never taught about playing in traffic. Right.

The accident crushed her pelvis, fractured her leg, and caused other serious injuries

In other words … The medical bills are piling up.

This happened a year ago but the lawsuit was just filed recently.

In other words … The money from the driver’s insurance has run out; now it’s time to look for more.

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

In other words … It doesn’t matter how silly the case is; her lawyers are hoping the school’s insurers will find it cheaper to settle than to fight.

Maybe no so wacky after all. Perhaps the best her creditors can do with a bad situation.

From what I can tell this happened on a public freeway, not on campus so uhh..no.

My question is will the Judge be able to keep the humor out of his voice when he reads the dismissal?

I hope the driver’s attorney sees this in time to file his own lawsuit against the School. Me, I would never have considered the School as potentially liable. Foolish me!

You walk into high speed traffic lanes in the dark and get hit. What is the surprise to her? What an idiot.

    pilgrim1949 in reply to Alpha. | January 5, 2018 at 10:02 am

    New crop of candidates for the venerable Darwin Awards are now submitting their applications.

    Sort of self-selection for removal from the gene pool.

    “Ah gots me a reel furr shurr cow-ledge deeploma! It helps me think deep thoughts more gooder than most.”

My employees “play in traffic” as part of our work. They wear reflective vests and at night they have to wear reflective pants so they can BE SEEN BY CARS.

Granted, they aren’t in college, but they know better than to step into a live lane of traffic.

Filed under

Liberalism cannot survive a venue that allows for direct feedback.

If they had tried to stop her from her first amendment right to be stupid she would have sued. Kobayashi Maru.

TheAbidingDude | January 6, 2018 at 5:46 pm

If your life choices end up with you lying on I-5 with a crushed pelvis, fractured leg, and other serious injuries, while someone else is screaming “GET OFF THE F—ING HIGHWAY,” maybe adulting isn’t for you.

“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,[Flores’ attoryney] Sullivan said.

But it’s not as if USCD organized or even approved of the protest, is it? As a public university, USCD is bound by the First Amendment and thus has little control over what whether or what students protest, or even how they protest if/when the protest spills off-campus.

Are they really suggesting that the school has, or should have, control over students’ off-campus political activities? Or (hello, Occam) just the usual lawyerly assumption that UC has far deeper pockets than the driver?

The school should revoke her admission since people who play on freeways and think they are immune from bad consequences are obviously not ready for the rigors or intellectual life at college.

If someone stands in the highway in front of my car, i would ask “Is this a hostage situation?”

If the answer was “No”, I’d say “Prove it be getting out of the way!”

If the answer was “Yes” or they refused to move, I would use whatever means was at my disposal to free myself and others from a hostage situation!

Remember, if someone tries to hold you hostage for their political beliefs, you have no obligation to render first aid if they should happen to bounce off your car.

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