(THIS IS A FICTIONAL STORY, though partially based on true facts)
A friend was riding his motorcyle.
The guy, who was riding in front of him, was smoking a cigarette.
He taps his sigarette and the ashes fly into my friend’s eyes.
A mother and her son were riding behind my friend.
My friend reduces speed, because hjs eyes couldn’t see clearly anymore.
The mother tries to avoid him, but bumps into the car, next to her.
Some of the cars in Taiwan, have this kind of protectors on the bumpers, which look a little bit like a spear (especially handy while parking your car)
The son, sitting at the back of this motorcyle, accidentally falls onto one of them. This “protector” partially went into the little boy’s throat.
Everybody, with the exception of the cigarette smoking rider, stopped.
They called the police and an ambulance.
The police tries to understand my friend’s broken Chinese,
but ends up at the police station, where they keep him for a few hours.
He says he only remembers three or 4 number of the number plate of the cigarette smoking guy in front of him.
The boy was listed in the hospital to be in critical condition.
Now, the mother threatens to sue him for unvoluntary causing an accident and a compensation of around 2 million NT dollars.
He says he is willing to pay the hospital expenses and revalidation expenses for the boy, but he is not willing to cough up any other money.
If it were you, would you pay anything?
The police does not seem to be able to find this cigarette smoking rider.
Do you have any other suggestions for him?