On Monday CBS News correspondent Bob Simon‘s widow, Francoise Anne-Marie Simon, filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court against the driver of a town car that crashed and killed her 73 year old husband. The lawsuit names the driver, Reshad Abdul Fedahi, of Skyline Credit Ride, and its contractor, Travez Transporation.
The suit says that the “60 Minutes” correspondent for over 40 years, Bob Simon, “suffered conscious pain” before dying of his injuries. Simon 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.
The New York Post says Fedahi had two speeding convictions and nine license revocations in the past.
The suit seeks an unnamed amount in punitive damages.