This is the face of Catherine Kothz. A woman who killed two children and maimed a third with her Volvo 850 in June 1999 in eastern France. She has now sucesfully sued Volvo and have got the company a "dissuasive" fine of 150 000 € who was found guilty of involuntary homicide and causing involuntary injury.
The "volontary homocidiac" on the other hand was fined 300 € for taking the lifes of an 11 year old girl and her 9 year old brother.
Kothz blaimed the accident on the car stating "that the brakes did not work". However, nor Volvos own technicians or third part techicians has found anything wrong with the brakes on this particular Volvo. On the other hand there had been trouble with this particular series of the car earlier on and Volvo had to call back several thousand cars earlier (among them Kothz car) to prevent any possible risc of accidents. But that is the reason why the car manufacturer lost the case.
"Volvo Cars spokesman in Sweden, Olle Axelson, said the company was still looking at the details of the verdict.
"This is a tragic incident for everyone involved," Axelson, while insisting that faulty brakes were not to blame.
"There was no problem with the brakes," he said."
"Volvo's lawyers denied any fault with the vehicle, suggesting the driver may have confused the accelerator and brake pedals in a moment of panic."
Here is the car in question after the accident. Do you think she had problems with the brakes or that she just happen to step on the accelerator instead of the brake pedal?
This is a narrow street in a small town in France where you usually can't drive more than max 15 km/h! (Also notice that Kothz were going uphill at the time of the accident). But Kothz now thinks "that justice have had it's way".
Two children dead and one seriously injured! I don't like to use the word- so excuse my French- but here we have the bitch of the year for sure! And the french court in question must be the "bitches of the year"- No offence to canine females- they are allright...
I wonder what the outcome of the trial would have been if it had been a French car manufacturer? I know one thing for sure, and that is that if it had happened here in Sweden Konthz would be behind bars as of this moment (or maybe not. No one really knows how far we have gone in to the PC, liberal relativistic swamp for the moment!).
No- you fucking can't turn over a car driving less than 15 km/h uphill! It's not possible! She first hit a car- which if she did'nt have the foot on the accelerator would have got her in to a dead stop!
She might be freaking mother Theresa otherwise, but what wrong she did was to denie that she had anything to do with the accidental manslaughter of two children! OK?
Volvo's own technichians AND third party indipendant evaluation tech's came to the conclution that; nothing at all was wrong with the brakes!
What's nauseating is, that this woman had the nerve- THE NERVE- to file a law suite against Volvo!
She did a mistake! That's all there is to it!
But the mistake is her's!