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Disabled 'Star Wars' Fan: I Got R2D-Screwed

5/24/2009 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Star WarsOne unfortunate handicapped chap thought he was in for a wonderful weekend at a "Star Wars" convention -- but all he allegedly got was a concussion, a hospital visit and a pile of medical bills.

Scott Postelnek says he bought a vacation package to the "Star Wars Celebration IV" in Chicago back in 2007. In a lawsuit filed Friday in L.A. County Superior Court, Scott claims LucasFilms promised Scott safe transportation from his hotel to the convention center.

But it all went wrong, the suit claims, when the driver of the van didn't properly secure Scott's scooter -- which he was sitting in -- for the ride. During the trip, the driver allegedly took a sharp turn, violently sending Scott into the side of the van.

The papers say Scott suffered injuries to his neck, back and head -- including a concussion.

He's suing LucasFilms, The Official Star Wars Fan Club and others for unspecified damages.

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KO1    

1st.

1895 days ago
2.

kris    

do u ever sleep

1895 days ago
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wookiee_cookiee    

Celebration IV was in Los Angeles...not Chicago.

1895 days ago
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Ralphie    

Um to #3 read the story again, like where it says he 'bought a vacation package to the "Star Wars Celebration IV" in Chicago".

1895 days ago
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snickers    

He forgot to use the Force.

1895 days ago
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Erika    

Gold-digger.
He should sue the van service or the driver NOT LucasFilms or the Official Star Wars Fan Club.
Total gold-digger!

1895 days ago
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Kay    

This sounds fishy, especially since "disability lawsuits" are an epidemic in California. Did his scooter have a seat belt? Did they offer to secure him in a seat? Why isn't he suing the transport company? And how big a cut is his lawyer getting?

1894 days ago
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scum    

I hope he makes a full recovery from the accident that sent him hitting the other side. If he's already disabled and wheelchair bound it only adds more to his prior injuries.

1894 days ago
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joe    

u have to get a girl!!! star wars come on. go see a football game or baseball game out of town. loser

1894 days ago
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joe    

loser

1894 days ago
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honesty    

If you are disabled and you are meeting a new driver, you have to trust the driver that he/she knows what they are doing and how to secure you, because there are so many different types of transport. Now I don't know if he is suing the right person. but he needs to have someone help pay for his injuries, which are not his fault.
Too many times some people think it is ok to send out a teenager/idiot/untrained person, who knows how to drive, but no idea how to properly use the securing straps, out to pick up the handicap person.

1894 days ago
12.

Joe Mama    

40 Year old Virgin, no doubt.

1894 days ago
13.

dege    

The driver was Darth Vader...

1894 days ago
14.

me    

the guy should have seen that he was not secured the right way and should have spoken up, i blame the guy and not the driver....

1894 days ago
15.

Mulder    

He can't sue LucasFilms, because it doesn't exist. The correct name would be LucasFilm Ltd.

1893 days ago
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