INNISFIL, Ont. — The South Simcoe police department has responded to a pair of high-profile lawsuits by calling for an an outside police agency to review its investigation of a fatal crash between an SUV and a teenager on a bike.
The case made headlines again last week when Sharlene Simon, 42, the driver of the SUV that struck and killed Brandon Majewski, 17, in the middle of the night on Oct. 28, 2012, launched a lawsuit against the dead boy, his family and the County of Simcoe, located north of Toronto. The lawsuit seeks damages for Simon’s pain and suffering.
Two of Majewski’s friends, also on bikes, were hit and are also named as defendants in Simon’s lawsuit.
A lawyer for Majewski’s family filed a lawsuit against Simon that alleges she was speeding and may have been intoxicated and talking on her phone when she hit the boys.
Simon’s husband, a York Regional Police officer, was driving behind his wife that drizzly night, but little is mentioned about him as a witness in the police report.
No allegations in either lawsuit have been proven in court.