A student at the University of California-San Diego is suing her school—after she was hit by a car while protesting President Donald Trump on the busy Interstate-5 freeway.
Mariana Flores, a sophomore at UCSD, joined a large protest on the night of the 2016 election, shortly Trump was declared the winner. The protest spread across campus, before spilling off-campus onto the freeway.
While Flores was standing on the freeway, a driver hit Flores, and she suffered severe injuries, including a crushed pelvis and a broken leg.
Flores blames UCSD for failing to end the protest—claiming that they should have stopped the anti-Trump student march before it went on the freeway, and that they failed to warn her that there was no security to protect the marchers on the freeway. She’s also suing the University of California Board of Regents, the City of San Diego, the County of San Diego, the State of California, and the driver of the car that hit her.
Flores’s attorney, Gene Sullivan, claimed that Flores has suffered wage loss, loss of earning capacity, hospital and medical expenses, general damage, property damage, and loss of personal property. He also said that she will have millions of dollars in medical bills from her injuries.
Sullivan also admitted that, while Flores is partially responsible for her injuries, he believes that the defendants are also responsible under the doctrine of “comparative responsibility,” and a judge should decide what percentage of fault they hold.
UCSD has not commented on Flores’s lawsuit.