A wrongful death suit has been filed against a driver who allegedly was given a pass by the Woodbridge Police Department, according to the plaintiff's attorney.
The lawsuit was filed by the estate of Michael Rosinski, who was a pedestrian when he was allegedly struck and killed by a car driven by Jason Bays on May 14, 2011.
Based on the cell phone records obtained via subpoena,Bays was a distracted driver at the time of the accident. He was on his cell phone at 11:10 p.m. and the call to Woodbridge police came in at 11:11 p.m., according to documents provided by B. David Jarashow.
Bays testified at his deposition that he knew one of the police officers that worked in Woodbridge at the time. The police report is written up in way that puts all of the blame from the accident on the deceased, Rosinski. The police never asked if Mr. Bays was on his cell phone or texting at the time of the incident, according to Jarashow. " This is particularly troubling in light of the fact that Woodbridge PD received a $300,000 grant to crack down on distracted drivers in April of this year," Jarashow said.