Newsman Bob Simon’s widow files lawsuit against limo driver

Jun 15, 2015, 5:24 AM
FILE – In this Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, file photo, CBS News correspondent Bob Simon arrives a...
FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, file photo, CBS News correspondent Bob Simon arrives at the Metropolitan Opera 2007-08 season opening gala in New York. Simon's widow, Francoise Anne-Marie Simon, has filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court, suing the driver of a town car that crashed and killed her husband. The lawsuit names the driver, Reshad Abdul Fedahi, the limousine company, Skyline Credit Ride, and its contractor, Travez Transporation. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
(AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The widow of “60 Minutes” correspondent Bob Simon has sued the driver of a town car that crashed and killed her husband.

The New York Post (http://bit.ly/1fc8GiQ ) says Francoise Anne-Marie Simon filed the lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court.

It names the driver, Reshad Abdul Fedahi, the limousine company, Skyline Credit Ride, and its contractor, Travez Transporation.

The suit says Bob Simon “suffered conscious pain” before dying of his injuries. The 73-year-old was killed Feb. 11 when the limo crashed on Manhattan’s West Side Highway.

It says the death could have been avoided if Fedahi’s employers had not rehired him.

Fedahi had two speeding convictions and nine license revocations.

The Post says Fedahi and Skyline didn’t return messages seeking comment. Travez declined to comment.

The suit seeks punitive damages.

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Newsman Bob Simon’s widow files lawsuit against limo driver