Injured pedestrian sued for damaging car

Oct. 27, 2008 at 7:53 PM
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PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A teenager hit by a car and left for dead in the Czech Republic is being sued by the driver's former employer, who contends he caused the accident, lawyers say.

Karel Pravec, then 15, had both his legs broken two years ago when he was struck by a car driven by Petr Neisser. The car was owned by Neisser's employer, Pavel Imon, whose company, Abi Plus, makes jukeboxes.

Neisser is now in prison after being convicted of attempted murder for dumping Pravec in the woods rather than summoning help, the Monitor reported. While Pravec survived, he is now being sued by Imon for damaging the company car, the Prague Daily Monitor reported Monday.

In his suit, Imon argues Pravec caused the accident by stepping into the dark road and into the car's path. Pravec's family has called the lawsuit immoral while Imon, in a statement he published on the Internet, called the suit "moral and right," the Monitor reported.

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