Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sad, pathetic little men.

Two men honored as heroes for rescuing a woman from her burning sport utility vehicle after it crashed have sued her, claiming they're physically and emotionally scarred.

The lawsuit, filed in central Ohio's Marion County by David Kelley and Mark Kincaid, seeks damages in excess of $25,000 for each man and claims that Theresa Tanner was at fault and that saving her life left the men with disabling injuries.

Later on in the story we learn that this woman deliberately crashed her vehicle in a suicide attempt.  I can understand the men's anger once they learned this.  However, it doesn't change the fact that they weren't forced to take the actions they did.

Now I think this woman is fully responsible for the costs associated with the accident and rescue, but when you voluntarily rescue someone you are doing it for free and assuming responsibility for any harm that comes to you as a result of that action.   

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

You are correct in your thinking, and I think they are pretty piss poor individuals for doing this.