Kionnei Lyons runs over cyclist and then demands $2,000
A New York fashion photographer is suing a cyclist she rear-ended for the damage her Infiniti sustained while it was dragging his destroyed bike along the street. Where can you mow down a cyclist, send him to the ICU for four days—and then demand thousands in damages for your troubles? Right here in the U.S. of A., of course.
Kionnei Lyons, a 25-year-old fashion photographer, was behind the wheel of a dark gray Infiniti sedan when she struck artist John Roemer as he was pedaling along a New York City street in Williamsburg on May 14 at around 6 p.m. “I just got slammed from behind, and I didn’t know she was even close to me,” said Roemer. Roemer says he dodged certain death by rolling to the shoulder of the Brooklyn street, while his bike was dragged at least 30 feet. “I fell to the side, and the bike and the car kept going,” he says. “She had to stop because the steel frame was dragging.”
The cyclist suffered multiple fractures in his pelvis and was hospitalized in the ICU for three days. He says he’s still on the mend. “It’s not just the pain from the broken bones but the muscles in my leg and aches. There could be some nerve damage.” Roemer says Lyons’ insurer reimbursed him for his totaled bike and his hospital bills—but now he may have to come up with $2,000 to pay Lyons back after she filed a small claims lawsuit three weeks ago. Lyons says the accident wasn’t her fault. “There was no bike lane,” she tells us. “There was a large truck that caused us to merge.”
However, the stupid cunt didn't realize her car came equipped with brakes that she could activate to avoid running people over. She’s upset about her car. “The car was not able to drive away at all,” she says. Roemer says the cunt is lying. Once the cops came and left, Roemer says he watched Lyons and her boyfriend drive off. “The inside of her wheel was kind of messed up, but afterwards the car drove away,” he says. “It was just like some cosmetic damage.”
Lyons wants compensation. “I got zero, zip dollars, and he got paid a lot of money,” she says. “All I’m doing is taking him to court for my car damages. …I need to get paid for my car damages.”
Roemer’s lawyer, Daniel Flanzig, says he plans to get the small claims suit tossed. “This is somebody who doesn’t take responsibility for her actions,” he tells us. “There was zero responsibility on John’s part in causing this crash. I have no idea what’s in this woman’s head.”