Roy Ortiz of Broomfield, Colorado, is lucky to be alive. But instead of being thankful that he didn’t drown after being trapped in his submerged vehicle, Ortiz is suing the first responders who rescued him for $500,000.
According to ABCNews.com, Ortiz’s attorney, Ed Ferszt, “said the county should have closed the road during floods in September. He said the first responders were also included because they did not realize Ortiz was trapped in the car until they prepared to lift it out of the water.”
Ortiz was injured but fortunate to survive. The first repsonders did their job, but are being blamed for not having done it better.
“He was not seen or it was assumed no one could have survived it,” Ferszt said. “No one discerned he was there.”
If no one discerned he was there, then no one was purposefully negligent. How can you be expected to rescue someone you don’t know is there, unless Ortiz expected the first responders to grow gills and musingly check under ever rock and raindrop.
Ugghhh. Obviously this man is a selfish, money-hungry loser who does not deserve the time of day, except to be called out for his shameful self-centeredness. Maybe he can move in with Rachel Canning; they’re made for each other.