Roy Ortiz was rescued by North Metro Fire Rescue District and others who responded to the scene after his car was washed off the road on Sept. 12. He says crews took too long to respond to the accident after he became trapped in his upside-down car near the intersection of U.S. 287 and Dillon Road in Lafayette.
He also claims the road should have been closed, thus the accident that left him trapped in the submerged car would never have happened.
No lawsuit has yet been filed, but Ortiz's lawyer, Aurora attorney Ed Ferszt, has filed a legal document that is a typical precursor to filing a lawsuit against a government agency.
All of these things have to change but, unfortunately, this is not the worst problem that we face in the legal system. But that is another post for another day.