When Ideology Clashes With Duty
Breaking down on the side of the highway is not only a potentially frightening inconvenience, but it’s one of the easiest ways to ruin your day.
The only thing worse than getting in an accident or breaking down is if there’s no help available. For people not covered by AAA, or for those stuck in isolated areas with no other cars or tow trucks in sight, even a small fender bender could turn into a huge ordeal.
Driver Cassy McWade of North Carolina found this out the hard way earlier this week when she got into an accident on I-26 outside of Asheville. What she expected to be a regular towing experience escalated into an unwarranted clash of ideology and prejudice that left the young woman, who is disabled, stranded on the side of the road.