Kimberley Davis is a 21-year-old Australian woman who hit a cyclist while texting and driving, causing serious spinal injuries to the victim. But instead of being remorseful, the twenty-something is instead complaining about the damage to her car and losing her drivers license for a time.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, when a teen took a selfie standing almost in front of a train the conductor kicked him in the head, and the whole thing was caught on video.
Court records show that Kimberley Davis used her cell phone 44 times while driving. The cyclist was on the edge of the road when Davis hit him from behind at 7:20 PM, with her last text message being recorded near the end of 7:18. Davis then pulled over ahead of the accident and called triple-0 (Australia’s equivalent to 911), but she also refused to help the injured man on the ground.
The cyclist suffered a spinal fracture, a broken large toe, and multiple lacerations to his head and body. The hospital initially warned him he might be a left a paraplegic from the car accident, and after surgery it took him three months to recover.
Making matters worse, police were also stunned when the only regrets that Davis expressed were related to the damage of her car:
“I just don’t care because I’ve already been through a lot of bull**** and my car is like pretty expensive and now I have to fix it. I’m kind of pi**** off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car. I don’t agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist. I wasn’t on my phone when I hit the cyclist.”
She also went on to her Facebook account to talk about the accident. Mostly she discussed wanting a better-looking driver’s license photo and how “life really starts again” after she eventually gets her license back:
“Never speed and do bad things so you lose your license kiddies! This sucks…”
Despite there being lights on the back and front of the bike, Davis still somehow managed to clip the cyclist, which is part of the reason she was charged with dangerous driving. The original charges included 47 offenses, which counted each time she texted while driving. She was fined $4,500 and lost her license for nine months.
Apparently, Magistrate John Lesser noted her lack of empathy and suspended her license for another nine months as of this month. He also noted there was another case where a business was fined $17,500 for a workplace accident, and that the cyclist suffered more serious injuries. Still, the wife of the bike rider was in court watching the proceedings and she was upset Davis did not lose her driver’s license for longer.