Strava Fires Back in Wrongful Death Suit

by editors on October 18, 2012

Strava LogoStrava has reportedly filed a counter lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court against the family of deceased cyclist William K. Flint Jr. claiming that “when Flint Jr. joined Strava on Oct. 7, 2009, he electronically signed and agreed to Strava’s terms and conditions, a part of which excludes Strava from responsibility of legal claims or demands arising from a user’s connection to the site,” according to a story on Bicycle Retailer.

In the countersuit, Strava contends that it is not liable for damages in Flint Jr.’s death because it was the result of his negligence, not the company’s. Strava claims that Flint Jr. was riding recklessly over the posted speed limit on the wrong side of the road when he crashed.

Flint Jr. died while attempting to claim a downhill king of the mountain in Berkeley, California and his family believe Strava is to blame. We tend to agree with Strava on this one, though we feel for the Flint family. Strava is a painful addiction.

[Link: Bicycle Retailer]

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