Kin sue over man's crash death

Kin sue over man's crash death

There are 12 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Nov 12, 2008, titled Kin sue over man's crash death. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

The parents and brother of a Salinas man killed in a roll-over accident outside Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca are suing the county for alleged design flaws on South Boundary Road.

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United States

#1 Nov 12, 2008
One big vehicle+one drunk punk= one dead punk. His parents should be ashamed of themselves trying to get money for his own stupidity. If they win the case why don't they pledge the money to go to M.A.D.D. or any one of many groups who teach the problems of drunk driving, instead of lining their own pockets due to his untimely demise? Such family role models,(if you're a member of the Manson Family, maybe). Oh yeah, and to all of you who will write that I am insensitive about the situation, it's too bad somebody died but his parents will feel alot better if they get all the money they will no doubt sue for. It will assuage their sadness at what inept parents they were to let this happen in the first place.

Berkeley, CA

#2 Nov 12, 2008
So, how many other people have died on that road due to poor design? Obviously THAT is NOT the problem. The problems are the ALTERED vehicle and the lack of wearing a seat belt - and perhaps the driving abilities or choices of the driver (regardless of whether or not he had something to drink).
To try to sue the county is ludicrous!! Going for "deep pockets" for financial gain and trying to blame others for the faults of the driver and his vehicle - totally reprehensible. I am sorry that the Narigis lost a son and now have another who is injured, but it is NOT the county that is at fault here.
Shame on them AND THEIR LAWYER for this lawsuit against the county!

San Francisco, CA

#3 Nov 12, 2008
What a load of crap. Hopefully Dominick Narigi's BAD DRIVING RECORD will be allowed in court. He has received 3 traffic citations since this accident and one misdemeanor arrest from the CHP, which was probably for DUI. The Narigi's are a bunch of money hungry scumbags.

Annapolis, MD

#4 Nov 12, 2008
Well, looks like all residents of the county will be contributing to the Narigi fund through higher taxes when they're awarded millions of dollars and we're left with the bill.
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United States

#5 Nov 12, 2008
R-i-i-i-ght.... always blame someone else for your own mistakes. And of course there is always a bottom-feeding lawyer there ready to sue "Big Pockets" - not because he cares about his clients, just because he wants $$$$$$$$$$

Salinas, CA

#6 Nov 12, 2008
Ditto to all the previous comments. Take some personal responsibility for goodness sake. Instead let's try and feel better about killing your brother by claiming it was the fault of everyone but yourself. Three more citations? How does he even have a liscense anymore?

Pacific Grove, CA

#7 Nov 12, 2008
One can only feel empathy for this family, having suffered this terrible accident. It is mystifying to read, however, that they plan to sue the county (for a "recently paved roadway" and "inadequate signs"?).

Where is the personal responsibility here? The article says the young man who died was:
a. Riding in a "lifted" SUV
Non-modified SUVs have warnings all over them stating that they don't handle like regular vehicles and are more subject to rollovers. An after-market "lifted" SUV, having a higher center of gravity, would be more so. Unless this was truly an off-road, recreational vehicle, what was the purpose of the lift kit? To look cool at the expense of safety? If it was strictly for off-road use...
b. Not wearing a seat belt.
Again, the increased likelihood of serious injury (or worse, the kind of tragedy this family suffered) from not wearing a seat belt has been universally understood for 30+ years.

Many prayers have been said and will continue to be said for the Nagiris but it's unclear how the county is responsible here.
this is crazy

San Diego, CA

#8 Nov 13, 2008
i mean i feel for the loss but they have other lifted trucks, they know the dangers of lifted vehicles, everyone understands the danger of them, the straps are there for a little more safety but given the stress from the roll it can only take so much, and the no alcohol? yeah rrrright, anyway i dont see this case going very far
Monterey resident

Buffalo, NY

#9 Nov 13, 2008
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY is the key here. Seatbelts save lives. I drive the road in question often. I can read and understand the signs just fine. The road is safe and perfect for REGULAR driving. It was a tragic accident that a young man killed his own brother. Sad, YES. The county's fault, NO. No amount of blaming someone else will take away or change the FACTS. Lifted truck + showing off in front of your brother + no seabelt = the risk of dying. Play with fire long enough and you will get burned.
Another Monterey Resident

Monterey, CA

#10 Dec 20, 2008
1. The accident that killed his brother: possible DUI?
2. Since the accident : 3 citations and another possible DUI?
3. The latest: he's was arrested for theft/burglary.

I know this family and they should be ashamed of trying to blame county but it doesn't surprise me that John and Roxanne are doing this. They don't know what personal responsibility is and they need the money so they try to fit in the community and rub elbows with the elite.
monterey resident

South Bend, IN

#11 Dec 2, 2009
how can they possibly sue, when that crash happened dominick had been drinking all day and most likely smoking pot as well. the kid carson thorpe that ran from the scene of the accident did so due to the fact that he was carrying a 500 dollar bong with him and most likely a large quantity of weed. its disgusting that they would sue for money. dominick and his brother got what was coming they were easily the biggest ass hole douchebags ive encountered.
Here is the truth

United States

#14 Jan 30, 2013
I can only imagine the low life bitter people sitting behind their computers making judgements on people and situations they know nothing about just to feel like their word means something. Well assholes it doesn't! Since I know none of you have ever done anything wrong in your life
Or regreted a choice you've made, or have gotten a speeding ticket let me enlightened you to us not so perfect people.... What happened is sad and unfortunate that not a single person involved (family or friend) intended on happening. That's why it was called an accident. No one can try to understand what that family lost that day and what they continue to go through and will go through for the rest of their lives. I know the Narigi family as well as those who claim to on this page and my opinion is much different. They are kind loving and caring people whose strengths amaze me. Not money hungry or selfish! And as for Dominick I know he would take back that day in a heartbeat to have his brother back but no one is at fault for what happened. He's a strong driven and loyal man and I know that his brother is so proud of the man he's become though all of this. ANN <3

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