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$136M Powerball winner sued for 'dooring' cyclist

Jun 22, 2015, 11:27 am

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Anthony Perosi Jr. wasn't the only one who got lucky when he scored a $136 million Powerball win — so did a bicyclist who got doored by his pickup.

The Staten Island plumber is being sued by Kieran Del Pasqua, who says he was sent flying when Perosi opened the door of his Ford F150 in a bike lane in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

The 40-year-old Internet exec had no chance to stop in the May 27 accident and slammed into the door, his Brooklyn Supreme Court lawsuit says.

He required surgery and now has screws in his elbow, the suit says.

Now he is going after Perosi, 56, who got a $39 million lump-sum payout after taxes.

"Lottery winners may feel and act carefree, but like the rest of us, they still owe a duty of reasonable care for the safety of their fellow citizens," said Del Pasqua's attorney, David MacCartney.

"Good luck is no substitute for careful driving and responsible behavior."

Del Pasqua filed the suit five days after Perosi's lottery win was announced, but MacCartney said his client had no idea at the time.

He wouldn't say how much money Del Pasqua is asking for, but noted he could go after the $16 million cut the plumber gave to his son, Anthony III.

Del Pasqua, a design director for the music-streaming service Spotify, hasn't been back to work since the crash and faces an uphill battle to regain use of both arms, MacCartney said.

Days after the crash, Del Pasqua's wife, Sandra Fransen, called Perosi to get information for an accident report.

Perosi acknowledged opening the door on Del Pasqua but "scoffed" at his injuries, telling Fransen he "barely left a scratch on my door," court papers say.

Perosi also hung up on police when they called for the same information, the suit says.

Del Pasqua declined to comment. Perosi didn't respond to messages.

Anthony III said he knew nothing about it.

"What he does is his own business," he said.

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My, my the cyclist couldn't see the big red truck and ran into it while cycling... Oh please!

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    That didn't take long. When there's blood in the water,  sharks start circling. .

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      OK..  So someone knows the smell of money..This is why I'll go into hiding for a few months if and when I hit a jackpot..PartyUS FlagParty

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         I will take taxi's because I will be able to afford to. Especially to and from the Lottery office. Everywhere else also.White Bounce

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          BAN BIKE LANES

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            If it was the Chinese delivery man he would of picked up the Egg rolls and kept going.

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              Some good advice before you claim your JP win is to consult a good investment adviser, talk to a lawyer, get advice from a tax accountant - things like that, "get your ducks in a row".  I've always thought a consultation with your insurance agent should be on the list too...specifically about increasing liability coverage on your vehicle for cases just like this as well as that on your home, just in case someone "trips on a crack" in your sidewalk.

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                and this is why winners should get at least 5M$ in umbrella insurance!  Not only is his truck BRIGHT RED, it also is big.  The chances of someone NOT seeing that truck unless the bike rider were riding blind - are pretty slim.  UMBRELLA INSURANCE!

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                  This is total BS. just trying to get paid. This is what happens when the whole world knows you won the JP. Was the bike propelled by rocket boosters? Thumbs Down

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                    Very tacky of the lawyer to mention he was a lottery winner.  What does that have to do with what happened?  It could have been a penniless person being careless too.


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                       I will take taxi's because I will be able to afford to. Especially to and from the Lottery office. Everywhere else also.White Bounce

                      lol I LOVE drivin the car i have, HOWEVER, yep. This...right here, car service works wonders at times! 

                      I see this man settling. I don't know why , but i am seeing him settle $$$ sooner than later,for the early 40s young man whose

                      injured.adios

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                        If you win the lottery , I highly suggest you do what few smart Russians  do. Get a dashcam recorder.

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                          If it was the Chinese delivery man he would of picked up the Egg rolls and kept going.

                          That's a fact. A few year's ago l saw this guy step into oncoming traffic at an intersection and was hit, from talking to some folks at the scene: the driver " was at fault" because regardless- when a person is hit; someone has to pay. I call that irresponsible behavior. Jr may well have acquired an Attorney after Mac- cart ran off at the mouth with his " these lottery winners. ."

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                            Every lottery winner or people of means should consider getting an LLC.  Over the years I've seen several winners pictures and as an example it will say Johnson LLC.  It makes it hard or sometimes impossible to get to someone's assets.