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How an accident pushed one Orlando woman into the intersection of our city's professional-incest machine...
Published: February 23, 2012
Reached by telephone, Lamb made little mention of that suit, or the lawsuit currently pending against him, for that matter.
“I have no idea what you’re talking about,” he says. “I don’t know anything about insurance.”
But Lamb can’t be completely unaware. According to court records, Lamb has been charged with numerous routine traffic infractions, felony cases in 1996 and 2006, and he’s been cited by the city for not carrying insurance.
The driver, Campbell, left his cruising stint with O-Cartz a couple of months after the Pfeiffer incident “for a better job, and I got tired of working nights,” he says.
That job was likely not the Getaboard charity, which he founded in 2003, but it’s hard to know if Campbell nets any income from his foundation at all. Getaboard hasn’t filed a tax return for public scrutiny since 2007, something Campbell attributes to the nonprofit’s extremely limited funding and the rules of nonprofit law. At least some of that funding came from Dan Newlin: “about $1,000,” confirms Campbell. Newlin’s firm is listed as a sponsor for the charity’s 2008 Lift Kids Hope! golf tournament on the Getaboard website.
Like his former boss, Campbell professes his innocence – if not ignorance – of the occurrences on and after March 14, 2010. According to Campbell, it was drizzling, all the streetlights were out, Pfeiffer was in all black, she was not in the crosswalk and he had a green arrow at the intersection.
“She wasn’t supposed to cross there anyway,” he says. “She had a chance to get medical assistance right then.”
Careful review of the video refutes much of what Campbell says. She is clearly visible in a black jacket, light jeans and black boots. The streetlights are on, and she has the “walk” signal indicating her right of way.
Campbell’s citation amounted to around $150, he struggles to remember, but Lamb reimbursed him.
It wasn’t the first time Campbell had been cited; according to court records, he has numerous charges of failing to produce proper driving documents and citations for several moving violations. Campbell attributes the infractions to his own relative poverty, saying the charges compounded, as they would for somebody without financial means to address them. He’s never hurt anyone; he’s never hit anyone – except Pfeiffer. But that, he says, comes with its own explanation.
“To be clear, she was probably drunk,” he says. “Why else would she be getting Jimmy John’s at midnight on a Sunday? Not to throw her under the bus or anything.”
Pfeiffer, for the record, insists that she was not drinking. Also, she was walking, so even if she was drinking, she wasn’t doing anything wrong.
Lamb’s citations are not a surprise to the city’s vehicle-for-hire supervisor, Craig Adler, who has had to keep up with Lamb’s business activities for years. According to city documents, Lamb has been cited at least three times for various offenses since Pfeiffer’s injury.
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