Wait, People Still Drive Pick-Ups in San Francisco?

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Nov 28, 2007 9:52 AM
This good one does:
A Mill Valley man prevented a potentially serious crash on the Golden Gate Bridge today by using his pickup truck to guide a sport utility vehicle - in which the driver had gone unconcious - away from oncoming traffic, the California Highway Patrol said.
She was stopped in his lane on the bridge, and as he came up behind her, her car began to drift into oncoming traffic. John Beatty pulled around to her left, saw that she was unconscious, and nudged the car back into its lane and onto the right shoulder of the road, preventing any head-on collisions. The first part of this quote is a little sad in what it reveals about our society:

"When you think about all the lawsuits and liability that goes on today, I probably wouldn't have done it," Beatty said. "But you don't think. I saw she was going into oncoming traffic, and it would have been a horrible accident."