Last month St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock died in a drunk driving accident, crashing his car into a tow truck helping a disabled car.
In addition to being drunk, Hancock was speeding, using a cell phone, and for good measure had marijuana in the car.
Hancock's death was tragic...and it was, sadly, his own fault. He made a series of bad choices, and he paid the price with his life. It's a miracle he didn't kill anyone else.
Hancock's father is choosing to blame everyone but his son. He has filed suit against the restaurant which served his son drinks, the tow truck driver, and even the driver whose car had stalled and was being helped by the tow truck.
What a sad commentary on our overly litigious society -- blame everyone else, and see if you can pick up some cash while you're at it.
I hope the insurance companies involved don't pay the father off with an out-of-court settlement. This lawsuit needs to be thrown out of court at the earliest possible date.