Albero has given us a double whammy this time with his expertise in accident investigation and in the legal liability concerning the tragic accident involving the Hebron VFD vehicle. This is not to mention the fact he now apparently has at least one other person in his employ as an expert.
I had an Expert on the scene who reviewed the accident…..
WOW! Albero had the expert. I’ll bet the investigating agencies are breaking down his door to get the information he has obtained.
Albero, in his infinite wisdom and prowess has determined the driver of the FD vehicle is at fault and he did this well before the persons trained to investigate and analyze the situation did so. In his prodigious perception of legality and liability he would now have us to believe that Wicomico County and its taxpayers are to suffer the burden of financial responsibility for this accident.
According to Albero the Town of Hebron has denied responsibility for the accident. This was done for several reasons. First, the Town does not fund the fire dept. Second, the accident occurred beyond the town limits. Third, the accident occurred on a county or state road. Accordingly because of these circumstances Wicomico County will be named in the suit and “common sense” says so.
It involved a Fire Rescue Vehicle. Someone is liable and if the Town denies liability, the County is next. It's common sense.
I ask you Albero, kindly explain how “common sense” dictates such an edict just because it is a fire rescue vehicle? Where is it written that the county is responsible for vehicles it does not own?
Should the county deny liability would common sense say the State is responsible next? Should the State deny responsibility would that require the U.S. Government to be responsible? Hmmm—where does it go from there?
Now I’m not going to even begin to place myself on the same level as Albero concerning legal issues in this case because I would find it very demeaning to lower myself that far.
However I do believe it is safe to say the Hebron Fire Dept. is a private corporation and in as much neither the Town of Hebron, the County of Wicomico (or it’s taxpayers), or the State of Maryland can be held responsible for this accident. Neither will I say the Hebron Fire Dept. or its corporation is liable or is at fault. That determination is not for me to make any more than it is for Albero and his sycophant commenters. I, unlike Albero, refuse to be the judge, jury and executioner in this case. I am quite content to allow the true experts and proficient investigators on the case present their evidence to the proper judicial forums, and allow justice to be served in true American fashion.
Regardless of the final findings I am confidant that an insurance company has been paid quite handsomely over the years so that this type of unfortunate incident is covered, once again relieving the taxpayer of liability.