Human Compassion being Killed?

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by Baron Max, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. MetaKron Registered Senior Member

    How does any non-expert know that a car is not going to catch on fire after a nasty accident? I wouldn't count on the experts knowing for a one hundred percent certainty. The person who rescued her friend was also in the accident. She was shaken up. This court case is bogus.
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  3. distantcube Registered Member

    Unless the car could possibly go up in flames. Better to risk paraplegia than end up a charred piece of meat.

    Also, it's worth pointing out that what you call 'common sense' is obviously not apparent to many 'common' people on this thread.
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  5. Challenger78 Valued Senior Member

    Indeed. She would have reacted on impulse, and to be honest, who wouldn't?
    Explosions are a very real thing in car accidents.

    Baron: please tell me you don't believe that moral.

    James: Justice systems can be flawed, as with any other man created system.
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  7. Cellar_Door Whose Worth's unknown Registered Senior Member

    What a terrible excuse for a human being.

    Jesus, if I was trapped in the wreckage of a car I'd thank anyone for pulling me out. There could very easily have been petrol running over the hot engine after a collision, so she was trying to get her friend out as quickly as possible.
    Even if it was being moved that had rendered her paralysed, what is she possibly trying to gain from suing?
    Revenge? Justice? Oh come on.

    Yes, it would be different, and probably already too late.
    Although I wouldn't worry, I don't think any one would take the time to piss on you and your flaming car after a post like that.
  8. distantcube Registered Member

    When every car that crashes in every action movie goes up in a fiery blaze, who can blame the layman for assuming that a crashed car is a fireball waiting to happen?
  9. Buffalo Roam Registered Senior Member

    Not really, by disconnecting the battery you can create a arc, and set off the fuel vapors, and I have also seen battery's explode when disconnect improperly.
  10. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

    She blamed her friend for her paralysis? Stupid bitch. Would she rather have gone up in flames?

    Not many people actually know that you should disconnect the battery to prevent a fire, rather than lift someone out. Torti acted reasonably if you ask me, especially when you consider that in a situation like that you don't get to sit and calmly do an analysis on the best course of action. You have to use your instinct.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2009
  11. wsionynw Master Queef Valued Senior Member

    I would not pull someone from a car wreck unless the car was on fire at the time, or pissing petrol all over the place. I was taught this kind of stuff back in middle school (6-11 year olds), you should never move a person that has been involved in an accident unless they are clearly in immediate danger from fire, being crushed, etc. The risk of further injury is too great unless trained paramedics are there.

    Common sense really.
  12. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

    Compassion BEING killed? As if such hasn't been happening for thousands of years???

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