Thursday, May 24, 2007

Huh?

Hancock's father sues over pitcher's death

He's suing the owner and manager of the restaurant that "over-served" him...blah, blah, blah...

Other defendants include Eddie's Towing, the company whose flatbed tow truck was struck by Hancock's sport utility vehicle in the early hours of April 29; tow truck driver Jacob Edward Hargrove; and Justin Tolar, the driver whose stalled car on Interstate 64 was being assisted by Hargrove.

Wha-wha-whaaaat? So if my car stalls then I could get sued? So the folks helping me out are at fault?

Ever since that freakin' hot-coffee-oops we've been making LEGAL decisions based on NON-LEGAL issues. IT'S NOT AGAINST THE LAW TO HAVE YOUR CAR STALL. But you can milk it for all it's worth. That's the Great American Way. Accident? No way. It was negligence. You ran your car down and made it stall. You made the swing set too high. You made the coffee too hot.

Gimme a freakin' break. Tragedy happens. Accidents happen. It sucks. Nothing is 100% safe. But that's what they call LIFE. Sometimes you lose a turn, and sometimes you don't collect the $200. Jeeezus Gobdancing Christ, people...

Rant over.

5 comments:

jacquieblackman said...

I know this might cause some controversy buuuuuut... the son did decide to drink and HE should have know what his limits were. He was an ADULT after all. The father has no one to blame but his own son's negligence. He's lucky no one else died.

Joe & Beth said...

Amen, Jacquie! :)

barb said...

Amen to all of the above. No one wants to be responsible for their actions. Every action has a reaction and every one who is an adult and most everyone else too should have the sense to know that some actions they take have disasterous reactions. I could rant on and on and on but I'm done---- for now.

Lorena said...

For reals, yo! Dude was an adult. It was his own [rather poor] decision to get behind the wheel while drunk, not put his seatbelt on, and get on his cell phone. I'm sure his parents and loved ones are in pain, but for cryin' out loud. Nobody held a gun to his head and told him to drink and drive. How many of us have spent 3 1/2 hours drinking? I'm raising my hand. And do you know what I do? I BRING A DESIGNATED DRIVER. Jesus.

Pamarooni said...

I agree with you all. His responsibility...he was drunk, on the phone, speeding, not wearing a seat belt, and possibly doing pot. Does it make you feel like the guy's dad is saying, "My professional pitcher son would have made millions, I gotta get it back somehow." It's disgusting.