Sunday, November 27, 2005

More of the "I'm not responsible" meme

Chicago Tribune | Woman hurt in Metra crash says drivers aren't to blame. One of the drivers hurt when a Chicago commuter train crashed into 6 cars, which hit 11 other cars and injured 13 people says she is "angry" at officials for blaming her.

After all, there were no lights flashing when SHE STOPPED ON THE TRACKS!

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel that she is responsible for stopping on the tracks in the first place? Didn't they mention in driver's ED that trains will occasionally run on train tracks? Didn't they say not to stop on the tracks? And even if they didn't would you stop on train tracks? (Don't answer that.)

But we can't blame people for making bad decisions. We can't expect people to live with the consequences of their choices. In short we can no longer expect adults to act responsibly. I expect that the city, the transit authority, and the manufacturer of the train will all be sued.

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