The Ontario woman injured when Buffalo Bills runing back Marshawn Lynch struck her with his SUV in the spring of 2008 has begun a State Supreme Court negligence against him, seeking undisclosed financial damages for the injuries she suffered, her Buffalo lawyer confirmed today.
The suit alleges that Lynch was drunk at the time of the accident.
Timothy G. O’Connell, attorney for Kimberly Shpeley, told The Buffalo News Lynch was served with a legal summons in the case last week at his Hamburg home. O’Connell, of the Buffalo law firm of Siegel, Kelleher and Kahn, said he has yet to be contacted by any attorneys representing Lynch about the lawsuit, which has yet to be formally assigned to a local judge. O’Connell said Shpeley, 28, of Milton, Ont., has returned to her job in the Canadian auto industry but has incurred considerable medical bills over what he described as “permanent” injuries she suffered but which he refused to describe.
In June 2008 Lynch, now 23, pleaded guilty in the state Traffic Violation Bureau in downtown Buffalo to a traffic violation and was fined $100 for driving off without helping Shpeley after she was hit by his SUV about 3:30 a.m. May 31. Lynch, who was largely replaced as the Bills top running back this year by Fred Jackson, was suspended by the National Football League for the first three games of the just-concluded season because of a California gun possession charge earlier this year.
With all that paper these cats make, it’s extremely hard to understand why these muthafu*kers are still driving while intoxicated. Why would you be so stupid to drive drunk…when you can CLEARLY afford to pay someone to drive you around??? Come on, now. SMH.
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