Some things in life should really be self-explanatory, but nonetheless have legal warnings because someone can't figure them out. Perhaps soon to be added to that list: The Ramblin' Wreck, one of Georgia Tech's most famous symbols and apparently mistaken by one student for a model of good craftsmanship.â†µ
A Georgia Tech student has filed suit against the school and a Cobb County metal fabricator, blaming them for injuries he suffered when a hand rail broke and he fell off Tech's iconic car, the Ramblin' Wreck.â†µ
The suit, filed Wednesday in Fulton Superior Court, names Tech, the company and the state of Georgia as defendants. The suit holds Tech responsible for "promoting the unsafe use of a vehicle by students."â†µ
The filing is amazing for a couple of reasons, the most notable being the idea that a "Ramblin' Wreck" would somehow be safe to begin with. But also: If you fell off an 80-year-old car driving at 15 miles per hour, would you really want to advertise the fact? Wouldn't you let it just quietly go away?