Firefighters file civil suit against Greyhound
“They all have significant problems and they all need care and treatment.”
Seven firefighters have filed a civil lawsuit against Greyhound Lines Inc. and one of its bus drivers in connection with a crash that killed Sesser firefighter James "Shib" Miller last July. via Southern Illinoisan
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Since: Jan 07
Out in the woods in S. Ill
#1 Nov 10, 2007
HMMM don't know about this... I got mixed feelings about it. If the money would go to Shib's family I could understand. Or if it would serve to bring attention to passing Shib's Law, then ok..But...Lawyer getting money. co-workers getting money..nope. We pick our jobs, and the dangers that go with them. My dad was killed at the mines. The guy that was operating the machine that killed him hung his basket right next to my brother's at the same mine. Nobody really knew what happened or how, it just did. The man, who drove the equipment that killed my dad, would go off shift when my brother was going on. We couldn't blame the man, and our hearts went out to him. He had to live with that the rest of his life. We forgave. It could have happened the other way around. We got a bit of money from the mines but it didn't bring my father back. Mines were dangerous. Almost ever class when I was growing up had somebody who was killed or hurt at the mines.
Firemen are special people in our hearts. After 911 we focused on how dangerous and difficult their job is. They go in harms way to make us safe. They take chances that we dont want to take, and sometimes gamble with their lives. Rules and procedures are put in place to put the odds on their side. Some times the odds are too great.
If the rules in place werent enough to help, then there needs to be new rules written. I think Shib's law is a good idea. Even the Germans will close off their beloved "Autobahn" when there is danger present. I don't see why the State of Illinois cannot do the same.
I think being a Fireman is an honorable profession; its more than just the cool uniforms, and driving the truck in the Homecoming Parade, and being one of the guys at the firehouse. Its dangerous, dirty, and hard, and being in a small town there is a chance that you might see somebody you know or love be crushed, burnt, or killed in the most horrible way. If you are not mentally ready to do this, then this might not be the right job for you. I really don't think you need money because your buddy got killed.
#2 May 27, 2008
Its a sad situation. Looks like these money hungry good old boys each want a new pick up truck. The local folks on this forum think that these firemen are a disgrace.
#3 Jun 1, 2008
First of all it is an awful tragedy. Alcohol played no part in the dryer causing a fire. There is no amount of money for a human life. Getting paid in a wrongful death suit has to have some closure, but it will never bring them back. Sad...
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