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Old 08-07-2015, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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LOWVILLE, N.Y. -- The family of Kevin Ward Jr. filed a wrongful death lawsuit Friday against NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Tony Stewart, nearly a year after Stewart's sprint car struck and killed the 20-year-old driver under caution during a race at an upstate New York dirt track.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Kevin Ward Jr.'s family asserts Tony Stewart gunned his 700-horsepower sprint car as he drove by Ward, causing it to slide and strike Ward with the right rear tire. Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The Ward family filed the lawsuit in Lewis County Supreme Court, which covers the Ward home in Port Leyden and is about 175 miles northeast of Watkins Glen International, where Stewart practiced Friday in preparation for the Sprint Cup Series race Sunday.


Ward family files wrongful death lawsuit vs. Tony Stewart


Of course they waited until the one year anniversary to do it.
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Old 08-07-2015, 07:39 PM
 
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oh goody, we get to go though this argument again.
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Old 08-08-2015, 08:53 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Don't care because Tony Stuart as a driver is a non player anymore. Sure he could still win just like Gordon can but not a weekly threat like he was two years ago.
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Old 08-08-2015, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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The kid was high as a kite. Shouldn't have been behind the wheel of his sprint car let alone wandering around on a dimly lit track like a hotheaded idiot.
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Old 08-08-2015, 09:37 AM
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The kid was high as a kite. Shouldn't have been behind the wheel of his sprint car let alone wandering around on a dimly lit track like a hotheaded idiot.
Pretty Sure the jury will take you're post into consideration when they deliberate.

Like rbohm already posted this has been hashed out already.
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Pretty Sure the jury will take you're post into consideration when they deliberate.

Like rbohm already posted this has been hashed out already.


Don't look now, but the OP started a thread about the lawsuit, which generally elicits comments.
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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The kid was high as a kite. Shouldn't have been behind the wheel of his sprint car let alone wandering around on a dimly lit track like a hotheaded idiot.

True, on both of those counts.

Also, this is another example of our litigious society--people have suffered a tragedy and figure they might as well be rich.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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I'm only surprised it took a year. They clearly have a good case, high or not. Stewart should pay a price as he did escalate things to the final result.
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:52 AM
 
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I'm only surprised it took a year. They clearly have a good case, high or not. Stewart should pay a price as he did escalate things to the final result.
this is exactly why we have real courts in this world, and not just the court of public opinion. you have not seen all the evidence, listened to all the witnesses, or anything else, and you are presuming that stewart is guilty. i just hope that you never serve on a jury, or have to deal with people like you on a jury when you r life is at stake.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I'm pretty sure Kevin Ward's family specifically waited until the one year anniversary to do this. I don't like NASCAR, but like Tony. However, I also understand this was a terrible loss for the Ward's as well. Before everybody wants to point fingers at Tony and burn his merchandise, go to a dirt track race. Prior to the racing they wet the track down and run it in. During intermissions they often let people walk across the track. Its slick, almost like walking on grease. After watching the video, in the heat of the moment Kevin was upset, which is understandable, he walked toward Tony's car and to me it looked like he slipped on the surface and that's how the right rear tire caught him. Of course its a tragic event either way you look at it. My guess is Tony and his legal council will try to settle it out of court because its less publicity and looks better for Tony. Smoke has not been the same since this incident and none of us know what he goes through on a day to day basis as far as dealing with this.
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