Limo company blames CBS newsman Bob Simon for death in crash

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Posted: Jul 25, 2015 11:12 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The limousine company whose car CBS correspondent Bob Simon was killed in is blaming Simon for his own death because he wasn't wearing a seat belt.

Skyline Credit Ride says in papers filed in Manhattan state Supreme Court that Simon's "culpable conduct" caused his death.

The 73-year-old newsman was killed Feb. 11 when the limo he was riding in crashed on Manhattan's West Side Highway.

His widow, Francoise Anne-Marie Simon, sued Skyline Credit Ride and the limo's driver last month for wrongful death.

The Daily News reports (http://nydn.us/1HQ2FSD ) that Skyline said in court papers filed this week that Simon "failed to use or misused available seat belts."

The newspaper said a lawyer for Simon's widow did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com