Sharlene Simon is a cruel and selfish mess

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Good afternoon:

While driving her SUV too fast on a two-lane country road around 1:30 am on October 28, 2012 Sharlene Simon slammed into and killed 17-year-old Brandon Majewski. He and two of his friends were riding their bicycles to a store to get some hotdogs when she plowed into them from behind. Both of his friends survived. Richard McLean, 16, sustained a broken pelvis while Jake Roberts, 16, suffered only a few scratches.

She admitted to driving 90 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.

Brandon’s parents sued Simon and her husband who owns the car for the wrongful death of their son. Simon filed a counterclaim against Brandon’s estate and the other two boys for $1.38 million for causing her severe emotional distress because they were “incompetent bicyclists.”

CTV News reports:

According to her lawyer, Michael Ellis, Simon has since been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and is no longer able to work. The statement of claim says that she suffers from headaches, depression, irritability, anxiety and severe emotional discomfort and trauma.

“She relives the terror of this incident every day. Ms. Simon has been unable to return to work since the collision. She has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. She is also a victim,” Ellis said in a statement.

The Toronto Sun reported Brandon’s mother’s response:

“I’m devastated, I’m in shock,” said Brandon’s mother, Venetta Mlynczyk, a dental assistant who is drowning in sorrow. “She killed my child and now she wants to profit from it? She says she’s in pain? Tell her to look inside my head and she will see pain, she will see panic, she will see nightmares.”

Brandon’s older brother committed suicide after Brandon was killed.

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20 Responses to Sharlene Simon is a cruel and selfish mess

  1. Concerned Canadian says:

    This is cyberbullying of the worst kind: a rush to judgement that borders on character assassination. According to the description above, Simon’s suit is a countersuit. She didn’t start the legal battle. The accident happened over a year ago. There have been unsubstantiated claims of police coverup and impaired driving ever since. According to at least one news report, Simon was given a roadside breath analysis which found zero alcohol in her body at the time of the accident. This issue needs to be left to the courts to decide. Everyone involved is a victim here.

  2. fauxmccoy says:

    that is beyond messed up and absolutely shameless.

    i have an uncle in georgia who accidentally hit and killed a young black boy who was running away from home on a dark, georgia highway. although the accident was ruled as an accident and unavoidable, my uncle has not forgiven himself to this day. it’s been over 40 years and he is still haunted by it. he also knows, that no matter what he is feeling, it cannot possibly compare to the loss of a child.

    this woman is sick, but i sure hope she is not compensated for it.

  3. Trained Observer says:

    No jury will give this moron driver and her equally stupid legal team the time of day on the counter-claim.

    Am curious, though, about three boys riding off to buy hotdogs at 1:30 in the morning.

  4. Malisha says:

    Blame the victim.
    Shame on her!

  5. johnthepoet says:

    Crazy cannucks. I think it makes sense now though. She is trying to somehow offset the HUGE judgment that is about to be entered against her…

    [Moderator note: Welcome to the site, but please don’t lump everyone into one category and call them crazy. Everyone involved in this case, including the victims, are Canadians, as are many of our readers.]

  6. bettykath says:

    Considering that she killed one child and seriously injured another due to her speeding, I would expect her to have some PTSD symptoms.

    While I have sympathy for the fact that the bikes would have been hard to see under the conditions, it’s the conditions that suggest that she was driving more than 10k/m too fast. You should be able to stop by the end of your visibility. If you can’t, you’re driving too fast.

    If there are witnesses to her drinking before driving, a likely possibility considering that she and her husband are driving separate cars at 1:30am, then maybe a DUI was in order, then manslaughter. Oh, I forgot, she’s married to a cop who got her out of there before a breathalizer test.

  7. Malisha says:

    Oh Sharlene Simon is not being creative at all; she’s following an offensive script that is becoming a more common one that we would like to think. “Oh Boo Hoo I am so scared and upset and victimized all because I had to kill somebody who needed it. Why can’t I just be rewarded for my kill and forget about all this blame stuff, huh?” Ugh it is disgusting. It is nauseating.

  8. Two sides to a story says:

    PS – Was surprised this case is happening in Canada. Thought they were a bit more civilized. Sounds more like US bs.

  9. Two sides to a story says:

    Simon case a good example of the surreal, topsy-turvy nature of the world.

    My heart bleeds for the family of the two boys.

  10. Here is an interesting courtroom outburst- from a judge in Michigan. Woman convicted of murder and sentenced to life. She claimed that her boyfriend broke into her house by breaking a window and entering, and that she was in fear for her life, and she was engaged in self-defense. However, she also, it looks like, went a bit overboard, and I am only posting it because her defense claim sounded so similar to Byron Smith’s. PS- I actually do not care for outbursts like this. But anyway:

  11. Dave says:

    The discussion in the Comments section following the Toronto Sun article is worth a look. Lots of good comments from both sides. Quite a change from what I’m used to seeing at most MSM venues.

  12. Hello everyone. This Sharlene Simon case is so outrageous I am not even really sure what to say. Apparently, her cop husband drove her home that night- he was following behind her. I mean, no breath test, but…why? How was it that she got to leave the scene and go home without even a blood-alcohol test- leaving one dead and another injured teen at a scene at night<—- How come she is able to go home and sue the family, rather than prepare a defense to manslaughter, at the very least?


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