The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
Based on the OP, it sounds like she's hearing a lot of folks talk about "what a great guy he was", which probably is bringing up a lot of old feelings and memories. Seems perfectly logical to me that it's tearing her up inside hearing that.
What Poldaran said. She isn't wanting to ride into town waving a banner that says "this guy was a douche;" it's just distressing to see the huge groundswell of praise for the guy. Some folks in town are planning an event to remember him and to raise awareness of motorcycle safety (I approve of the second part at least).
No, she didn't come forward with the allegations when they happened. She resolved to move on and just bury the past. I personally thought she was making the wrong choice, but it would have come down to a case of "he said/she said" and she was so shaken up about it that she didn't think she could make it through a court case. Her issue is that after working so hard to get away from her past and move beyond it, it's suddenly back in her life. I feel bad for her, but there's not much she can do. Luckily she's not living in the same town any more; it would be a lot worse for her then.
Also, apparently the police are still receiving conflicting reports about who ran a light and caused the crash.