Last fall, 10-year-old Julian Moore was riding his bike near his New York home when a driver hit him.

The man, Doug Lamb, did not check on the child and left the scene of the crime, according to WHAM.

Lamb was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.

He took a deal from the judge to write an apology letter to the child in exchange for throwing out the charge, Democrat & Chronicle reports.

However, Moore’s mother, Jennifer, said that the letter her son received was anything but apologetic.

In fact, it blamed the child for the accident. She said:

“I was just really disappointed. I felt bad for Julian, and I was mad. [I expected] a sincere apology. I don’t think he thinks he did anything wrong by hitting Julian. I think he believed Julian ran into him.”

The letter to the boy read:

“I’m very sorry that you rode into the side of the car I was driving on Friday, September 7th. More importantly, I am glad you didn’t need to be treated by the attending ambulance on the day of the incident. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season. Sincerely, Doug Lamb.”

Julian, now 11, said he didn’t understand the letter at first but was angry once he realized it wasn’t a sincere apology.

The boy told Democrat & Chronicle:

“He accused me of riding into the side of his car, which didn’t really happen. He came up from behind me.”

His mother is worried that Lamb’s response will teach her son the wrong lesson about the criminal justice system.

She’s now fighting to get the court to reconsider throwing out Lamb’s charge.

Lamb was supposed to appear in court on Thursday but didn’t go. However, the mom said she’s not going to stop fighting.

“I think I need to see it through. I didn’t agree with the original judgement. I think that Mr. Lamb made a mistake with that letter. I think it was rude and disrespectful to Julian.”

The court hearing was rescheduled for February 14.

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8 Replies to “Man Ordered to Apologize to 10-Year-Old He Hit With Car Writes Letter Blaming the Boy Instead”

  • Anonymous 1 year ago

    What a piece of garbage, I hope the judge opens the case back up because that guys bad news. He will hit and run every time. The incident with the kid probably wasn’t the first time he did something like that.

  • Chrissy 1 year ago

    Happy Valentines Day, Mr. Lamb. I hope you spend it locked up. An “adult”, especially one under scrutiny from the judge, should know better than to write such a letter. Maybe if you’d thrown in “I’m extremely sorry that I didn’t stop and wait for the ambulance because I truly thought you were alright”. Leaving the scene? Really? A child you hit or hit you, stay and clear it up. Sorry you chose to get yourself back in trouble Mr. Lamb.

  • ALC 1 year ago

    I would like to know how this kid was hit. If like the letter stated, he hit the side of the car, how does that happen? Was he not paying attention & ran into the side? (In which case mom & dad should pay for damages.) Did this Mr Lamb pull in front of him when Bike Rider had the Right of Way?
    Mr Lamb was still wrong for leaving no matter the situation & needs some kind of punishment. But punishing him for hitting this kid is not right if the kid ran into him.

  • Leftshot 1 year ago

    Seems like the bottom line is this guy learned nothing. He hit a kid with his car and left the scene where a kid was hurt, and he’d do it again. There is clearly more than one child in this case. To this point, the court has not rendered justice nor have they applied the law and that is what they are there to do.

  • Shirley 1 year ago

    Throw the jerk in jail. What a scum bag. Sorry Julian this happened to you!

  • Angela McClure 1 year ago

    The child clearly stated that the driver came up behind him and hit him. He could not have ridden his bike into the side of the car if the car was behind him. He is a child and this guy is at fault- and what a rude, disrespectful letter that was clearly not what the judge intended.

    • Anonymous 1 year ago

      If “the driver came up behind him and hit him”, how is it that his rear tire/rim is not damaged from impact, but his front tire/rim is damaged/bent? Either the kid ran into the side or rear of the car, or the driver hit him head on. Looking at the bike it seems the kid hit the car. Now as far as the driver leaving the scene, that was totally wrong and a dick move.

  • Debbie 1 year ago

    I’m sorry you are such an idiot, Mr Lamb. For that, I truly apologize to Julian.

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