Shannon Colonna was merely texting her friend Kyle Best when he slammed his car into a New Jersey couple riding on a motorcycle one early morning in September of 2009. Now a judge may hold her partially responsible for David and Linda Kubert’s severe injuries, after the couple filed a lawsuit in which they claim she knew her teenage friend was driving — and texted him anyway, the couple’s lawyer, Stephen “Skippy” Weinstein told the Daily News. The Kuberts, who both lost their left legs because of the horrific crash, launched a public campaign against texting while driving shortly after the accident. The two were avid motorcycle riders before the accident. “There have to be stricter penalties,” David Kubert told the Newark Star-Ledger in 2009. “That’s the only thing that is going to stop it.” Earlier this year, Best pleaded guilty to three motor vehicle summonses from the crash: using a hand-held cellphone while driving, careless driving, and failure to maintain a lane, The Daily Record reported. He was sentenced to $775 in fines and ordered to speak about the dangers of texting and driving at local high schools. But the Kuberts want Colonna to pay a price, too. Weinstein,… Read full this story
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