The Huffington Post: Texting Driver Who Slammed Cyclist: I, Like, ‘Just Don’t Care’
by Andy Campbell
Poor Kimberley Davis.
The 21-year-old Australian woman was livid when she slammed into a bicyclist while texting late last year, putting dents in her car. The victim suffered a spinal fracture and would spend the next three months in a hospital, but Davis wasn’t having any of it, The Standard reports.
“I just don’t care because I’ve already been through a lot of bullshit and my car is, like, pretty expensive and now I have to fix it,” she told a responding officer two days after the Sept. 20 collision. “I’m kind of pissed off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car. I don’t agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist. I wasn’t on my phone when I hit the cyclist.”
Davis, of Port Fairy, pleaded guilty on Monday to dangerous driving and was fined $4,500. Police say she used her phone behind the wheel 44 times before running down the cyclist. She called emergency responders but parked more than 300 feet away from the victim and refused to offer him help.
Davis couldn’t contain her sadness after the loss of her license, and she made her woes known on Facebook:
The photo above appears to show that Davis expects to get her license back in May. She won’t — a judge on Monday suspended her license for another nine months.
The wife of the injured cyclist — who got spinal surgery and was told he could have been a paraplegic — said she was deeply disappointed that Davis’ license wasn’t suspended for longer.