Friday, January 19, 2007

"Man Sues After Truck Crashes Into Home"

On this blog I've pointed out several times where a vehicle has crashed into a house, apartment, or some other kind of building, mainly because it seems to happen quite often in this town. That seems strange to me, and I don't know if this is common in other cities.

But, lest you think that these cars are destroying homes with impunity, here is a man who has decided to fight back. With a lawsuit.

A year ago, a delivery truck slammed into a house, barely missing a man sitting on his front porch. The truck crashed through the garage and a wall collapsed. Now the homeowner, a retired Vietnam veteran, says he felt like he was back in combat.

“Suddenly there was this explosion, and there's a wall behind him that's collapsing. It triggered a flashback and he really thought he was back in Vietnam,” Frank Gasca’s lawyer, Fernando Cruz, told News 4 WOAI’s Aubrey Mika. ...

The recently filed lawsuit claims that the truck driver, Samuel Ellis, didn't put on the parking brake of his Schwan's delivery truck. The company and the driver are now being sued for negligence.

That sounds pretty scary. The crash, I mean.

Though I guess a lawsuit is scary, too.

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