Skip to comments.Town Sued Over Accident That Sent SUV Into River (Suing rescuers)
Posted on 08/08/2005 5:58:11 PM PDT by raybbr
(Old Saybrook, Connecticut-WTNH, Aug. 5, 2005 5:53 PM< _ A woman saved from a submerged car in the Connecticut River is now suing the town which rescued her. An attorney for Barbara Connors says his client suffered permanent brain damage because Old Saybrook did not have the right equipment to save her quick enough.
The lawsuit has surprised many in town who say the efforts of those rescuers saved this woman's life. This suit though targets the town, saying this accident could have been prevented and the rescue could have been quicker.Last October, First Selectman Mike Pace honored those who rescued 76-year-old Barbara Connors and her son-in-law after his Ford Explorer plunged into the mouth of the Connecticut River. Today Pace finds himself defending those same rescuers from a lawsuit.
"It seems like a penalty for doing what was right, quick, and just."
Connors' attorney Robert Reardon says it took rescuers twenty-nine minutes to pull her from the submerged SUV. And he says if a dive team were in place things would be different.
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I know this is a little old but it was too good to pass up.
Perhaps her driving her vehicle into the water played a small part.
Throw her crippled a## back into the river and then throw her shyster lawyer in after her.
Quick - pull the feeding tube! (from the lawyaaah)
Well, she is right about one thing. The accident could have been prevented all right. The idiot driving could have driven slower and safer! Idiots, and the judge who allowed this lawsuit and didn't throw it out is the biggest idiot.
Old Saybrook Population: 1962
Yikes, there are a lot of townships near rivers or streams that are going to have to have frog-men at the ready 24/7/365.
This is rediculous.
Don't settle! Don't settle! Make her pay for the services!
Quite simply she has no right to be rescued. That anyone bothers is due to their charity. I expect this to go down the same road as the "right to police protection".
My township is being sued by a homeowner whose 3-story home caught on fire. The township firetruck could only reach to the second story to put the fire out.
Hmmm, he's driving an SUV with this sweet, charming mother-in-law, and accidentally depresses the accelerator such that the vehicle plunges into a river.
There could be more to this story which may go a long way in explaining his sudden loss of control.
First, the accident could have been prevented if her driver had pressed the brake pedal instead of the gas pedal (facts which have been ascertained by the LEO's).
Second, no township is specifically obligated to have any particular resue equipment "on hand" (which also has to be "paid for").
Third, maybe the rescue squad should stick her ungreatfull ass back in her sunken SUV and say "have a nice day".
I'm guessing this trial wont be held in Old Saybrook
What if she had had a heart attack? Would she be suing because the first Constable to arrive didn't know how to perform roadside open-heart surgery?
Is this a "wrongful life" suit?
This is about the same level of nit-wit thinking that led to a proposal a few years ago by a woman in Texas whose husband had been swept away in a flash flood tht Texas establish a "fast reaction force" who could then rescue folk that had been swept away in a flash flood.
It seems to me that I remember her saying the "Nobody should ever again have to go through what I've been through."
Some people have never ever had to come to grips with life in a world constrained by economic choice. Normally we call them children. Upon reaching adulthood, those still harboring such childish fantasies may safely be called morons.
Quite correct. The lefties constantly over look the fact that the courts have determined that the Gov-Mint has absolutely no obligation to provide any specific service to any specific individual. LOL! Read and weep, goo-goos!
That's an interesting take. I hadn't noticed she was suing him also. I'll be the attorney had nothing to do with that option...
Two-out-of-three stories are still working, and that ain't bad, really.
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