"Hancock's father files suit
Restaurant, towing company, stalled car driver sued"
This is in reference to Josh Hancock, the St. Louis Cardinals pitcher who was killed in an auto accident on April 29, 2007.
I will attempt to take the high road by acknowledging that I have not had to deal with the death of a child. So I can't claim to know what that is like. It could, quite likely, lead to all sorts of irrational behaviours and make you vulnerable to the lowest, scum-sucking vermin (lawyers) on the planet.
However. These are the facts.
"ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The father of Josh Hancock filed suit Thursday, claiming a restaurant provided drinks to the St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher even though he was intoxicated prior to the crash that killed him.
The suit, filed in St. Louis Circuit Court by Dean Hancock of Tupelo, Miss., does not specify damages. Mike Shannon's Restaurant, owned by the longtime Cardinals broadcaster who starred on three World Series teams in the 1960s, is a defendant in the case along with Shannon's daughter, Patricia Shannon Van Matre, the restaurant manager.
Authorities said the 29-year pitcher had a blood content of nearly twice the legal limit for alcohol in his system when he crashed into the back of the tow truck. He was also speeding, using a cell phone and wasn't wearing a seat belt, Police Chief Joe Mokwa said after the accident. Marijuana also was found in the SUV."
Case fucking closed. No one was at fault except for Josh Hancock. Defendant pronounced guilty of driving like someone from Johnson County.