Tuesday, February 18, 2003
Updated: March 25, 4:52 PM ET
Man with crushed ankle seeks $37 million in damages
DALLAS -- A man who was injured in a hit-and-run accident
sued Dallas Cowboys defensive back Dwayne Goodrich on Tuesday,
accusing Goodrich of failing to control his vehicle.
Goodrich has been charged with two counts of manslaughter and
three counts of failure to stop and render aid in connection with the
Jan. 14 accident that left two men dead.
The lawsuit was filed by Shuki Josef of Dallas, who sustained a
crushed left ankle and other injuries. Josef is seeking $37 million
In the lawsuit, Josef accuses Goodrich of failing to control his
vehicle in a safe manner, driving at a high rate of speed and
Goodrich is accused of driving through a fiery accident scene,
hitting three men who had stopped to help.
Goodrich, a backup cornerback, said he initially thought he had
struck only debris from an accident on Interstate 35. He also has
expressed remorse for the deaths of Demont Matthews and Joseph
Police said the accident happened just after 2 a.m. while
Goodrich was on his way home from a topless nightclub.
Attempts to reach Goodrich for comment were unsuccessful. His
telephone number is unlisted.