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    MARION, Ohio -- Two Ohio men honored as heroes for their actions after a 2009 car crash are now suing the woman they rescued from a burning vehicle.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports the suit filed in Central Ohio's Marion County by David Kelley and Mark Kincaid claims Theresa Tanner was at fault and that saving her left the men with disabling injuries. They're each seeking upwards of $25,000 in damages.

    Kelley tells the newspaper the smoke and fire did so much damage to his lungs that he can no longer carry a laundry basket upstairs in his home. He says he saw hair melting on Tanner's head and is haunted by those memories.

    Court records don't list an attorney for Tanner. Her husband told the Dispatch the family isn't commenting.

    Rescuers Sue Woman They Saved From Fiery Crash | NBC 4i

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    I say unless they were legally obligated to save her, then too damn bad-if they did not want to get injured in the fire, then they should have stayed back.

    Even police and firefighters have to use judgement when trying to get someone out of a burning car-if they do not have the equipment and know they are going to be injured.

    Good Samaritan laws protect you from being sued if you try to help someone-you aren't required to do anything. Doesn't matter whose fault it was.

    What do you think?

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    Time to put a big wall around Ohio to stop the crazy from leaking out.
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    Everytime I hear of something wacky happening, I always look to see if it happened in Ohio....or Florida. But I'm usually right about it being Ohio. Sorry Soj....

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
    Time to put a big wall around Ohio to stop the crazy from leaking out.
    Quote Originally Posted by LynnieD View Post
    Everytime I hear of something wacky happening, I always look to see if it happened in Ohio....or Florida. But I'm usually right about it being Ohio. Sorry Soj....
    Both quoted for truth.

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    They made a choice to play hero, no one forced them to go in and save her. They were pulling someone from a burning vehicle - of course there was the risk they could get injured. What the fuck is wrong with people nowadays? You would hope this would get tossed out of court.

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    Unless she was driving drunk and caused this, they are out of luck.
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    ^^
    but even if she was, they were not obligated to save her.
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    I feel bad they have lasting health effects that may not be covered, I doubt ut was on their mind as a woman's life was in peril. I do not think suing her is appropriate

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    real heroes don't sue.
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    What idiots. I hope the judge throws this out ASAP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maryk View Post
    I feel bad they have lasting health effects that may not be covered, I doubt ut was on their mind as a woman's life was in peril. I do not think suing her is appropriate
    Yes, it's a shame, and suing her doesn't make sense as they made the choice. I hope emotional distress over seeing her hair melt is not part of the lawsuit as that would make it even more ridiculous. But I will say that $25,000 seems modest compared to a lot of the lawsuits that make the news these days; it's probably not unusually low but we hear so many reports of people seeking damages in the millions for every little thing.

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