Once Again I’m Defending My Client Old Man Winter
To put this case in perspective I need ask only one question. Can road conditions, including snow and ice, really cause a car accident?
A few years ago I blogged about Iowa news reports blaming Old Man Winter for causing accidents; which by-the-way on behalf of my client we emphatically deny! Back then I thought we'd won this case, but apparently not because once again my client is being libeled. Today I'm here once again to defend OMW. Let us say, we categorically deny the charges and on his behalf I say, "He didn't do it!" Every news source seems to be taking cheap shots at my client while needlessly blaming him for every accident that occurs. You wouldn't do that if he were a woman, now would you? It's totally outrageous. I'm seeing multiple articles in the Des Moines Register and on KCCI News Center 8 blaming OMW for causing car and truck accidents. Even the Iowa State Patrol blames the weather. Semi's on the interstate, ladies driving on the state highways and men crashing on streets and avenues within the city limits. Teens ending up rolling over and in dozens of fender benders all blamed on OMW. It's slanderous, libelous, calumnious and downright defamatory; and on behalf of OMW I demand a retraction!
Ice and snow can't cause an accident and I can prove it!
Out to my mailbox I go around 6:00 a.m. to retrieve the Wall Street Journal and the Des Moines Register. As I'm heading down the driveway I notice there is ice on the concrete and all over the cars parked here for Thanksgiving. In the back of my mind I think, "Great now I'm going to get to see an accident caused by ice and snow!" So I stop mid stream, turn and watch the cars covered in this shiny, slippery, icy material. And I watch, and watch and watch some more. But nothing happens! No accidents between the cars or with the garage door or even the mailbox. Nothing crashes and no fenders are bent.
Why? If weather causes accidents then why isn't one happening in my driveway?
Perhaps we need to add a driver! A driver that drives too fast for the conditions might spice things up. So once again it's been proven that weather alone can't cause a car, truck or semi-truck accident.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, my client, OMW was nothing more than a bystander. Who better to argue the point than Mr. Jackie Chiles.
And on behalf of my client Old Man Weather I demand a retraction, and I rest my case.
Here are the three calumniatory articles from the news that once again blame my client, the weather.
Three Iowans killed on slippery roads
Road conditions may not improve today; at least 3 dead in icy-road crashes
KCCI team coverage of crashes as freezing rain moved through central Iowa.
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