Vehicle occupants should always wear their seatbelt because this tool can save them from serious injuries and even death in the event of an accident.
A big rig driver and passenger who failed to do so ended up dead after being involved in a rollover accident which occurred in Mojave.
According to authorities, a 49-year old Long Beach man was driving a 2001 Volvo tractor-trailer along US 395. He was heading north when he suddenly lost control of the big rig, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and roll over.
Both the driver and one of his passengers died. Meanwhile, another passenger identified as Nannette Barnes, 27, from Texas sustained critical injuries and was airlifted to Loma Linda Hospital.
It is good to know that there are still people who are willing to save others from harm.
A female driver who was trapped inside a rental car after being involved in a rollover accident in Tulare was saved by a truck driver, who then drove off even before authorities arrived at the scene.
According to reports, the female driver identified as Laurie Wood, 37, from Clovis, was traveling south on Highway 99 at Avenue 200 when she saw a large object along her path. She swerved to the left in order to avoid hitting it but ended up losing control of her vehicle.
Authorities said the woman was trapped inside the vehicle after it rolled over. She was freed by a truck driver before the vehicle burst into flames.
The woman fortunately escaped from injuries, thanks to the truck driver.
Drivers are required to be cautious while on the road and they should also do everything that they can to have full control of their vehicle.
Remember, failure to do so may lead to an accident and to your own death.
A big rig driver who lost control of his vehicle died after being involved in a rollover accident along Interstate 40 in San Bernardino County, stated California Highway Patrol (CHP) investigators.
According to reports, a 2001 Volvo tractor being driven by Michael Goodman, 55, from Virgin Islands, veered off the left side of the westbound lanes. He then attempted to move back onto the freeway, but lost control of the tractor.
The vehicle then rolled over onto the center median, causing Goodman to sustain fatal injuries.
Authorities said his 46-year-old passenger identified as Orlando Perez, from Pennsylvania, was hospitalized to be treated for back pain.
Rollover accident is considered as the most dangerous type of traffic accident for truck, minivan, and SUV occupants. Statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that over 10,000 people die every year because of it.
A recent rollover accident in Phoenix claimed the life of a woman identified as Patricia John, 42, from Buckeye. According to an AP report, she was the driver of a pickup truck which overturned on Interstate 10, near Buckeye.
Reports said three of her passengers were also injured in the accident. Her 31-year-old male passenger was ejected from the vehicle, causing him to sustain serious injuries.
Meanwhile, a 5-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl, both residents in California, were rushed to a hospital with injuries which were described to be non-life threatening.
Drivers should be more responsible in making sure that younger drivers won’t take charge of a bulky vehicle because they should know from experience that it is harder to maneuver and control.
A recent rollover accident involves a fatigued unlicensed teen who drove and crashed a big rig carrying some 36,000 pounds of cargo.
According to reports, the 20-year-old man who should be driving the big rig hauling whipped cream and sour cream let the teen drive as he took a nap while travelling along the eastbound lanes of 210 Freeway in Lake View Terrace.
The sleepy teen made an unsafe turn causing him to lose control over the big rig as it flipped and crashed around 4 am near a mobile home park.
Two other occupants of the big rig, aged 3 and 13, were initially thought to be trapped inside the big rig but rescuers found them hiding in nearby bushes.
This accident could have been a lot worse. Luckily, there wasn’t any damage to the mobile homes and some of the big rig’s passenger only had minor injuries.
Hopefully, the teen and the licensed driver of the big rig both learned their lessons in this accident.
2 police officers and a number of prisoners were fortunately uninjured after their vehicle was struck by an SUV (Photo Credit: cbs2.com)
At least two police officers and prisoners fortunately escaped from injures after the police car they were riding in was struck by a SUV in Orange County.
However, the female SUV driver was not as lucky as them. Reports said she was hurt when her Jeep Cherokee rolled over after hitting the police car along southbound on Batavia Street. The collision occurred after the driver allegedly failed to stop at a red light.
In this case, the female driver was the one who paid the consequences of her actions.
After the collision, she was hospitalized in order to receive medical treatment for non-life threatening injuries, said reports.
According to witnesses, the police car’s sirens and lights were not in use when the accident occurred.
We hope that the driver will be able to fully recover from her injuries.
Stand-up comic Robert Schimmel passed away in a Phoenix hospital last Saturday after battling with injuries he sustained from a rollover accident last week.
Comedian Robert Schimmel recently passed away due to injuries sustained in a rollover accident (Photo Credit: eonline.com)
The vehicle accident occurred last August 26 when the vehicle that he was riding on his way to Arizona rolled over multiple times after his daughter, who was driving at the time, swerved hard to avoid an oncoming car.
Aliyah, Schimmel’s daughter, is now in stable condition after the crash.
Schimmel, 60, is known for his raunchy comedy style from his appearances on the Howard Stern Show and his HBO specials.
Despite his raunchy and sometimes offending humor, Schimmel is one of the most beloved comedy personalities in Hollywood.
He has been an inspiration to a lot of people especially after his victory over Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2000.
Before the accident, Schimmel was also waiting to be scheduled for a liver transplant after getting cirrhosis due to a Hepatitis-C infected blood transfusion.
Schimmel is survived by his six children.
Our prayers and condolences go out to his family in their time of grief.
Two men in their 20s were taken to a local hospital after they were ejected from their vehicle near downtown San Diego recently. Authorities said that the red Mustang was racing with two other vehicles along I-5 when the driver failed to safely take the ramp to SR-94.
Street Racing Red Mustang
The red Mustang reportedly hit the guardrails as the driver lost control over it. The vehicle rolled over and rested on its roof as the passenger and the driver were both ejected from their vehicle. One of them is said to have both of his legs severed while the other was also seriously injured.
We’ve seen a lot of cases wherein street races resulted to fatalities. Young drivers may feel invincible while they are driving at high speeds, but, keep in mind that vehicle accidents DO happen and motorists must never overestimate their driving skills.
Sadly, these men have to learn their lessons in a tragic and painful way but hopefully what happened to them will bring awareness to other young drivers who are into street racing.
Rollover accidents may result to severe injuries or death, especially if the driver was ejected from his vehicle.
It is fortunate that a Ford Ranger driver was uninjured when his car rolled over after being hit by another vehicle in Anaheim.
According to reports, the pickup driver was traveling southbound on Rio Vista Street when he was suddenly struck by a Dodge Dynasty that was moving eastbound along Lincoln Avenue.
The Dodge hit the pickup on its side, thus causing the latter to roll over.
Reports said the pickup driver was trapped inside the vehicle. Firefighters were able to save him by breaking the pickup’s front windshield.
It is surprising to know that the pickup driver appeared to be unharmed after his vehicle was hit by another vehicle and after it rolled over.
Meanwhile, the Dodge driver, who appears to be the one who caused the incident, paid for his mistake when he sustained injuries to his right wrist and hand.
A 25-year-old woman lost her mother in a rollover accident all because of a dropped ice cream.
"Driver Loses her Mother to a Rollover Accident Because of a Dropped Ice Cream." (photo credit: capetowndailyphoto.com)
According to CHP, the woman was driving a Toyota Prius with her mom as passenger along the eastbound lane of Interstate 40 when she dropped her ice cream and everything went wrong from there.
Her mom removed her seatbelt and they tried to clean up the mess but that took her attention off the road and the vehicle started to drift.
And running at 70 mph, the driver lost control and the car rolled over in the median.
Her mother was ejected from the vehicle because she was no longer wearing her seatbelt while she may have broken her arm.
Distractions are actually the most common cause of car accidents.
DUI and reckless driving may be the one that grabs the headlines the most but there are actually more accidents caused by unfocused drivers.
It may not always be fatal but it is no less dangerous.
And as shown by what happened to the woman and her mother, it just takes a moment of distraction to cause a tragedy.