Toxicology reports released days after the July 26, 2009, collision determined Diane Schuler of Long Island, N.Y., was drunk and high when she crashed her minivan into an SUV occupied by three men.
But her husband, Daniel Schuler, contends it was the state's "negligence, carelessness and recklessness" in its design and maintenance of the highway that "solely" caused fatal injuries to his daughter, Erin, 2.
I remember this accident and how horrific it was. The surviving child reported that the children knew something was wrong with Diane Schuler and were screaming at her to stop driving before the crash occurred. He reported that they "knew" she was drunk.Schuler claims that the state "negligently allowed" unsafe conditions; "failed to properly mark and/or delineate the appropriate lanes"; and failed to put up proper warning signs such as flashing arrows, barriers and cones. The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages for financial and emotional hardship, noting Bryan Schuler is disabled after the crash.
But the asshole can't stop there . . .
The New York Post reported Tuesday that Daniel Schuler also filed a separate lawsuit last week in state Supreme Court against Warren Hance, whose daughters Emma, 8, Alyson, 7, and Kate, 5, were killed. That case argues that because Hance owned the minivan that Diane Schuler was driving, he is in part liable, according to the Post.
Warren Hance is his brother-in-law.
There is a special place in Hell for Daniel Schuler and his attorney . . . Counsel - "solely?" Really? Fuck you.