Driver Convicted In Cyclist's Death Sues Victim's Family02:35
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This 2007 photo released by Joanne Kenney shows her late son Matthew Kenney, five months before he was struck and killed while riding a bicycle. (AP)
This 2007 photo released by Joanne Kenney shows her late son Matthew Kenney, five months before he was struck and killed while riding a bicycle. (AP)

A driver serving a ten year sentence for manslaughter for hitting and killing a 14-year-old cyclist, has sued the victim's parents.  David Weaving, a 48-year-old Connecticut man, says the death of Matthew Kenney in 2007 could have been avoided if Kenney's parents had made the boy wear a helmet. The lawsuit comes after the Kenney family sued Weaving and the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles, arguing that Weaving should not have had a license, since he had four drunk driving convictions on his record. Michelle Cruz, a Connecticut state victim advocate, discusses the case.

This segment aired on November 17, 2010.

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