Harley Davidson hit on false fatal accidental death lawsuit in 2019
11 months ago the life of longtime avid motorcyclist Harold Morris changed forever.
“I was in the hospital outside of Erie, PA for four weeks,” said Morris. “I don’t remember anything. Absolutely no memory of the accident. “
Last June, Morris and his partner Pamela SinClair of Caledonia were involved in an accident in Pennsylvania while riding a Harley-Davidson trike motorcycle in 2019.
Morris drove when he said it didn’t work, left the road, hit an embankment and overturned, killing SinClair.
“She was a very generous, caring woman who really loved the family, loved to travel with me, and just enjoyed life,” said Morris.
Morris attorney Paul Edelstein said the trike was purchased from Stan in Batavia in December 2018 and malfunctioned two months later, causing it to dodge and eject Morris and SinClair, but at this point they were not seriously injured.
Then, in 2019, Edelstein said Harley Davidson issued a safety recall regarding the traction control software on the Robert Bosch LLC trike that could cause the rear brake to activate and result in an unexpected change of direction.
“We have no answer from Harley-Davidson as to what happened in this case,” said Edelstein. “We think we know the answer. We filed a complaint setting out the allegations, but we believe you know everything. We also believe that there are many people who may have more information. More than 12,000 of these trikes have been launched and we don’t know all of the others who may have had the same experience as Harold. “
Edelstein said Morris picked up the motorcycle after claiming the recall to pay medical bills from the first accident.
“Harley-Davidson’s lawyers said,” Not our problem, we don’t think it had anything to do with this recall, “said Edelstein.” And they returned the trike to him. Unfortunately, the exact same situation happened again a few months later. “
Morris, a driver for 40 years, hasn’t come back to one since the accident and hopes this suit will bring changes.
“I hope everyone involved takes responsibility and ensures that none of their other customers have the same problems and difficulties as I and SinCair,” said Morris.
Stans Harley’s attorney issued the following statement:
“Stans Harley-Davidson has provided quality service to countless customers since opening in 1958. Stan’s Harley-Davidson is behind the service they have offered Mr. Morris. We will not be investigating this case in the media and we believe that the plaintiff’s efforts to do so are doing his client, all parties and the judging community a disservice. “
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A Harley-Davidson Motor Company spokesman sent News10NBC a statement stating, “Harley-Davidson will not address any pending litigation.”
A Bosch spokesman made a similar statement: “For political reasons, Bosch does not comment on issues in litigation.”