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Woman Who Saved Friend From Car Crash Can Be SuedThis article has been read 7 times
Boston (dbTechno) - The California Supreme Court has ruled that a woman who pulled a co-worker from a car crash can be sued for care that is not considered to be medical care.
The California Supreme Court made it clear in their ruling that if a rescue is going to be performed, it should always be done by someone who is a trained professional.
A young woman, Lisa Torti Northridge, pulled her friend Alexandra Van Horn from a car crash back in October 2004.
Van Horn alleged that she was pulled out from the car “like a rag doll.”
This forced her to sustain injuries to her back and other areas of the body, leaving her as a paraplegic.
The young woman, Torti, is now facing a lawsuit because of her actions.
The California Supreme Court was clearly divided though, as 3 out of the 7 judges were reportedly not pleased with the decision.
These judges argued that this would encourage people not to try and help others in an emergency situation.
There is no word yet on just how liable Torti will be for her actions.
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