Saturday, December 22, 2007

Boy, 8, sued in ski crash

"Your honor, all we're asking for is the Power Rangers and one half of the Wii video games."

A 60-year-old man is taking an 8-year-old boy and his dad to court, claiming the third-grader caused a ski-slope collision that left the older man with a shoulder injury.

Oh come on, 60 years old and your upset about a shoulder injury? You go skiing at 60 and your lucky you didn't break your tailbone on the ski-lift.

David J. Pfahler of Allentown, Pa., filed suit in Denver federal court claiming Scott Swimm, of Vail, then 7, was skiing fast and recklessly when they ran into each other in January. Pfahler's suit says he suffered a torn shoulder tendon.

Anything moving down a snow-covered hill while standing on a slippery board is going to be going fast and recklessly. Move out the way grandpa.

The boy told Pfahler he was sorry and started to ski away when the man grabbed Scott’s legs, cursed at him and said he would sue, Robb Swimm told The Aspen Times.

Cursing at a seven-year-old? Should of just kept this to yourself instead of making it a public issue and saved yourself from looking like an asshole.

Scott's mother, Susan Swimm, said her son weighs 48 pounds and couldn't have been going more than 10 mph.

Look, if a 7-year-old is moving towards you at a high speed just kick it out of the way. Seems to me that by going skiing your accepting the risk you might get hurt. You don't own the mountain Mr. Pfahler. Lucky this isn't my kid or you'd be suing for a shoulder injury and medical bills to have a ski boot removed from you rectum.

"Who in the world sues a child?" she said.

60-year-old assholes who are just mad at the world.

Pfahler's Denver attorney, Jim Chalat, declined to comment on the specifics of the case. "It's a private matter between private parties," he said.

Not anymore. Well Mr. Pfahler, how does it feel to know the entire news-reading world now knows you're a greedy, grumpy old fart?


Blogger Kari said...

Absolutely ridiculous! Poor kid. What 7 year old doesn't move fast and recklessly any time their in motion anyway?

You called it right when you called this grumpy old man an asshole.

Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2007 3:19 PM  

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