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Pulled from a burning car-I know this is a long shot
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Pulled from a burning car-I know this is a long shot - August 2, 2009, 02:50 PM

So when I wrecked my car in April it was on fire with me and my friend inside unconcious. An unknown person stopped pulled us out and called 911. Police and Fire personnel either cannot or will not tell me who that individual is. Needless to say I owe this guy big time and would like to at least say thank you. I say at least because I know there is no way to fully repay what he did. So if by chance anyone knows this person or knows someone who knows him I'd like to get in touch with him. The accident happened on April 16th on Poplar Tree Rd. in Chantilly. Thanks guys.
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I think the reason for the anonymity is for protection of the good Samaritan against lawsuits. I know it sounds crazy, but don't put it past someone out there to have sued the very person who saved their life. I'm sure it's happened.

Now one thing you could do is have the police or another public service agency who knows who it was deliver a gift and a note of gratitude to the person. Just make sure the gift is something they can use without it being trace (i.e. no check, no electronic target gift card, ectc.). With this option, there is a sort of firewall between them and you, but you still can convey your gratitude. That's probably what I would do.


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I think the reason for the anonymity is for protection of the good Samaritan against lawsuits. I know it sounds crazy, but don't put it past someone out there to have sued the very person who saved their life. I'm sure it's happened.

Now one thing you could do is have the police or another public service agency who knows who it was deliver a gift and a note of gratitude to the person. Just make sure the gift is something they can use without it being trace (i.e. no check, no electronic target gift card, ectc.). With this option, there is a sort of firewall between them and you, but you still can convey your gratitude. That's probably what I would do.

Yes, people sue those that helped them. I think what osd said is right on!

Glad you guys made it through!
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In court they referred to him as an unknown citizen. I have no recollection of anything except waking in the hospital. I completely understand his fear of being sued the way this country is now if thats the case. I just feel it's appropriate to thank him in some way. So even if someone does know him and he doesnt want to be identified, tell him I say thanks for saving my life.

Plus I'm pretty sure VA has a good samaritan law preventing people from getting sued for helping someone.

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Yup, knew someone who accidently broke someones ribs giving CPR after an accident in the Potomac river. Ungrateful lady was talking about lawsuit but by the attitude of her husband seems he talked her outta it. What kinda world we living in?!?
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Yup, knew someone who accidently broke someones ribs giving CPR after an accident in the Potomac river. Ungrateful lady was talking about lawsuit but by the attitude of her husband seems he talked her outta it. What kinda world we living in?!?
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try posting something on craigslist maybe?
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and the local papers?
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What kinda world we living in?!?
actually, it's more of a nation problem as opposed to a global one.

Frivolous litigation and high damage awards.

Nowhere else does some lady get millions because the coffee at McDonald's was hot...

If these 'damages' were limited to actual damages...you wouldn't have the fear of being sued. A shame, particularly in cases such as these.

Glad the citizen did the right thing here, sucks they can't get their thanks because of the abuse of system by others.


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try posting something on craigslist maybe?
I wouldn't.. you never know what wackos are going to come out saying they did it and then expect something from you..


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the pd might not know who he/she was, or do you know that they know and can't tell you?


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the pd might not know who he/she was, or do you know that they know and can't tell you?
I'm not sure. I dont even know if the guy stuck around. For all I know he was drunk also, pulled us out called 911 and took off. I dont remember anything from the scene. Regardless I owe that guy big time.
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