Surrey Mayor Sued By Woman Who Says Watts Injured Her

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Internet blogger Jim Van Rassel says pictures of Dianne Watts car accident from April 23 2010 doesn't add up to the main stream media's version as to what happened. He says the below pictures don't collaborate the story from the RCMP. The Chrysler 300, of the victim looks like it got crushed by a tank from the (SIDE) indicating 'it' was the T-bone E.

Accident victim Shawnene Redekopp says in her claim that Surrey mayor Dianne  Watts was driving without due care and attention when the crash happened on 24th Avenue and 128th Street and is suing for damages. In her statement of defence, Watts argues Redekkop was the one speeding. There are also conspiracy theories out there, especially on internet blogs, that the police and the mainstream media are not allowing the facts about what really happened on the night of the accident to come out, especially in an election year.

By R. Paul Dhillon With News Files

SURREY – Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is being sued by the driver of the car she allegedly hit, causing the woman driver victim to suffer severe injuries that has caused her ongoing pain and suffering.

Accident victim Shawnene Redekopp filed the lawsuit in December relating to a car crash in South Surrey in the spring of 2010. Redekopp claims Watts was driving without due care and attention when the crash happened on 24th Avenue and 128th Street and is suing for damages.

Redekopp says the injuries from the accident caused pain, suffering, and an inability to work and perform simple household tasks.

Doctors removed her spleen and are treating her for a swollen pancreas, broken ribs, a broken collarbone and fluid buildup in her lungs.

In her statement of defence, Watts argues Redekkop was the one speeding. There were conflicting reports about what happened in April of 2010. Some say Watts’ SUV was T-boned and Redekopp was the one who ran a red light.

Watts’ husband, Brian and the company the car is being leased from are also named in the lawsuit. There’s no word on when the case goes to court.

There are also conspiracy theories out there, especially on internet blogs, that the police and the mainstream media are not allowing the facts about what really happened on the night of the accident to come out, especially in an election year.

Part-time writer and businessman Jim Van Rassel writes on his blog that he recently came into some information that prompted him to look a little deeper into the traffic accident involving Surrey Watts.

Another internet blogger Laila Yule writes that at the time of the accident, media reports varied greatly on the details – police  initially told reporters from several different news outlets- of which archived copies remain-  that Watt’s car was T-boned, something that has been recently repeated in media reports of Watts horseback riding accident in the interior by The Province. ( Two reporters from the Province printed a correction in a subsequent edition after a  complaint was made by a reader.)

It was also stated almost immediately that police believed Watts had the green light, although they were continuing their investigation.

But questions remained. The husband of the other driver repeatedly stated that his wife insisted she had the green light, that the mayor T-boned her car, not the other way around.

“How can they tell she had the green? She T-boned my wife; not the other way around. There were no skid marks or anything. Usually when somebody runs a red light, they T-bone the other car,” Redekopp told the Now newspaper.

“Mind you, I’m not saying it didn’t happen. It’s just that, according to my wife, she said, ‘I was going through on a green light.’”

However, while numerous media reports quoted RCMP as stating Redekopp had T-boned the mayors SUV, one report said something  quite different:

“Police have said Watts had a green light when her vehicle T-boned a car driven by a second woman at the intersection of 24th Avenue and 128th Street in South Surrey”

In her statement of claim, Redekopp alleges that Mayor Watts ran the red light and hit Redekopp.

It is also alleged that Watts was driving with undue dare and caution, excessive speed for the conditions,  and that her ability to drive was impaired by drugs, alcohol and or fatigue. It was raining heavily that evening and roads were wet.

The lawsuit was filed December 8th, 2010, shortly after Watts announced she would not be running for the Liberal leadership, citing the importance of family commitments, concludes Laila Yule’s story on her website.

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