Insurance Company Plays Rough
Here’s an unusual case: Cyclist was riding the wrong way on the sidewalk and is hit by an exiting motorist. GEICO denies liability in Texas, claiming that the cyclist was a fault. Shades of things to come, or just an anomaly?
Kyle, a junior, was riding westbound on the sidewalk in front of the school on Sept. 19. As he approached the driveway in front of the school’s main entrance, Brian Shuck, a parent, pulled out to make a right turn onto Southlake Boulevard.
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When Shuck filed a claim with Geico, his insurance company determined he wasn’t “legally liable for damages” because Kyle was riding on the sidewalk and “failed to yield the right of way,” according to a Sept. 24 letter from Amanda McCorcle, a Geico agent.
Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/11/05/4389795/southlake-teenager-keeps-riding.html#storylink=cpy