This is the full email convo I had with Texas Roadhouse recently. enjoy.
*I and many other people are just disgusted by the fact
you and your company are willing to just accept anything you are told as
the truth. Police officers who are a neutral party have investigated,
and found that the person you are protecting was at fault! This is just
sad! Sad that a fairly well known company would accept people like this
to give customer service to your customers. Knowing this, you must not
care anything for your customers to put them in this kind of danger. No
one wants to be around someone who is going to drive this recklessly and
have no regard for human life. I am glad that I found this out before
one of your employees injured my family or myself.
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:02:42 -0500
Thanks, Kymberlei: I am comfortable with the facts. We will agree to disagree. Travis
From: Kymberlei Truman [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2012 8:58 PM
was at the trial, the video showed Mr. Huggins DID NOT run a stop sign!
Then on top of that information, Mr Willey's own truck computer showed
that at the moment of impact he hit Mr. Huggins at 49mph. That is over
the speed limit for that road! So please explain to me when he has been
convicted of SPEEDING, and VEHICULAR HOMICIDE that you feel this is ok?
You really need to find out the actual facts of the case and not just
what your employee or his lawyer tells you.
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012
Ms. Truman: Thanks for contacting us regarding the accident that
occurred last year in Springfield. There is nothing more sad and tragic
than the loss of a life.
Texas Roadhouse does in fact
support and appreciate our military, both active and retired, and we are
sorry that you do not share that opinion.
Based on the
facts from the trial, David Willey was not traveling 70 mph as alleged
or driving in a reckless manner. He was traveling between 37 mph and
42 mph. He did collide with Mr. Huggins after Mr. Huggins ran a stop
We do not feel that our decision to keep David
employed diminishes the life of Mr. Huggins or our support of the
military. It was a tragic accident that has impacted the lives of
We can respect your decision not to support
Texas Roadhouse, but we would ask that you please stop alleging or
posting “rumors” about this case that are not fact.
Thanks for reaching out to us and voicing your concern. Let me know if you have any more questions. Travis Doster
Location: OH - Springfield
have a problem with your company as a whole. You show on your web site
and your facebook page that you support the troops. I do not see how
this is when your Springfield Ohio store employs a manager/partner,
David Wiley. Mr. Wiley was just found GUILTY of vehicular manslaughter
and speeding yesterday (11/15/2012) that resulted in the death of an
Iraq Vet! Your manager was speeding (police figured 70mph in a 35mph) 2
blocks from your steakhouse. He proceeded to slam into a car killing a
war vet on impact! I will tell everyone I know, strangers and everyone
who reads my blog, yelp, facebook and twitter accounts how you employ
people like this. Until this issue is corrected, I will make it my
personal job to tell everyone who will listen to me. Please restore my
faith in your bussines, DO NOT employ people who are criminals!!
It is just sad that a place like this would just take the criminals
word for it as to what happened. Not the word of police officers, or
video that was taken during the crime. After searching the net and
finding out that this is not the first time that this company has made
such horrific decisions about their policies and employees I am just
glad that I and others I have spoken to will not EVER go there again.
It is probably for the best, I do not want to be injured by one of there criminal employees anyway!