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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 2:16:27 PM

After crashing into creek last September, Roy Ortiz may sue his rescuers and others for $500,000 for not noticing him faster.

According to ABC News, his attorney Ed Ferszt filed an intent to sue the county of Boulder and his rescuers for a tentative half a million dollars.

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.

"He was not seen or it was assumed no one could have survived it," Ferszt said. "No one discerned he was there."

The accident happened Sept. 12 when Ortiz was driving to work, hit a washed out portion...

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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 2:08:28 AM

go lawyers
magpie2013
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 7:36:59 PM

The guy sounds like he has a personal problem, contrary to his belief people do not live to help him. Too bad they can't arrest for stupidity!!
Grateful11
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2014 7:03:11 PM

He should be sued just for making rescuers risk their lives to save his stupid arse.
Dekenel
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2014 2:38:22 AM

Maybe next time they'll just tip his god damn car over...ludicrous.
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2014 5:52:52 AM

hope they make an example out of him if he does go forward with the lawsuit...
honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 5:56:53 AM

the question is, why was he on the road anyways?
Poetry2469
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 10:47:09 AM

what a crock. so many selfish ppl out there today. Be thankful he was found at all. secondly, just cause there's no closed sign pay attention and take responsibility for your own actions.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 5:57:42 AM

should have left the car there. Goes to show how selfish and greedy people have become. Rather than thank the rescuer, you sue 'em now. No wonder no one wants to help a fellow human in distress.
polarbear2
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 12:08:15 PM

Can we stay on the subject?
gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 10:51:10 AM



Oil remains just over $98.00/bbl down .33 cents in early trading (April deliveries)

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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:44:00 AM

Now ancient news
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:42:46 AM

that's just disgusting
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:41:01 AM


Monday, past time for a new story.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:27:03 AM

Weekend repeat article.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:25:32 AM

Another greedy, sue happy, moron!
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:25:10 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:23:02 AM

Old news.....
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:22:58 AM

Of course, the driver has no responsibilities of his own? Like why was he driving in this kind of weather? Why doesn't he alert anyone when they were around, that he was alive in the car?
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:22:36 AM

OK V O N.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:22:09 AM

The guy needs to take responsibility for his actions.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:21:41 AM

day 4
85XJ
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:19:51 AM

What was he doing driving on a flooded road to begin with? He says the county should have closed the road? Take some personal responsibility!
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:19:42 AM

Older than Obamas girlfriend.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:19:29 AM

Why
daveb1046
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:17:58 AM

Old.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:17:30 AM

Jerk.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:17:00 AM

Idjits, they're everywhere
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:15:19 AM

He's alive - it was a flood situation - any rescue attempt must be done safely so more people don't become casualties. Forget the suit.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:15:10 AM

old
tomok
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:15:05 AM

Colorado man may sue his rescuers for $500,000? He said the county should have closed the road during floods. 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. He was not seen or it was assumed no one could have survived it.
He hit a washed out portion of a local road which sent him plunging into a nearby creek. Ortiz found a small air pocket in the back of his car and spent the next two hours waiting for rescurers. **How did he know the rescuers were coming?
He has racked up $40,000 in medical bills and still has health problems and trouble sleeping.
***People make decisions in life, some are good and some are Not so good. His decision to drive on a flooded road was his decision and his alone. Anything that may have happened after that is his responsibility. Don't expect others to rescue you because you take a risk and a very 'STUPID' decision on your part. Your medical bills and sleeping problems are yours and yours alone. This lawyer comes along and sees money, money, money!!! NEXT!
**Here's another nice mess you've gotten me into, Stanley! **Would you like some cheese with that whine?
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:14:59 AM

very old
CliffW
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:14:52 AM

So sad that the legal system is bogged down with stuff like this!
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:14:48 AM

Only the lawyers will win in this nonsense.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:14:27 AM

Another typical law suit.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:13:19 AM

Misuds knows how to handle stupid claims--
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:13:15 AM

Old, old news
chill156
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:12:03 AM

Old news.. but not suprised.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:11:24 AM

At least if an article has to be run for 3 days make it about gas prices.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:11:19 AM

old
k2kipp
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:11:17 AM

stupidity.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:11:17 AM

Crazy!
livedream
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:11:12 AM

Ungrateful man. I hope the judge throws out his case and also makes him pay the court costs, and also write a formal apology to the rescuers who put themselves in harms way to save him.

Maybe this ungrateful man should spend some time doing community service work.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:10:56 AM

Lawyers must need work
Oldzin
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:09:31 AM

Old news, and next time leave this jerk in the ditch where you found him.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:09:03 AM

Either this guy is an idiot or there's more than meets the eye. The photo accompanying the article shows at least 3 vehicle in the water.
Jizme
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:08:30 AM

I read this three days ago which makes it very old news.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:08:11 AM

lets move on
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:07:59 AM

old news
INBwana
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:07:58 AM


Do we need to read this for four days?
NightRider
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:07:24 AM

Really, really, old.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:07:18 AM

Old news.
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