DRIVERS ESCAPE SERIOUS INJURIES IN TWO ROLLOVER CRASHES IN THE RAIN YESTERDAY

DRIVERS ESCAPE SERIOUS INJURIES IN TWO ROLLOVER CRASHES IN THE RAIN YESTERDAY

One man was slightly injured when his truck rolled over in the rain storm in Twentynine Palms Monday afternoon. According to the Twentynine Palms Fire Department, a Chevy pick-up truck was traveling eastbound on Highway 62 when the driver lost control in the rain near Hendys Road about 3 p.m. The truck left the road and rolled over, landing on its roof in the desert on the south side of the highway. Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate the man, who was the sole occupant of the truck. The driver and sole occupant was taken by Morongo Basin Ambulance to Hi-Desert Medical Center.

A man escaped serious injury when his car rolled over on Old Woman Springs Road south of Buena Vista in Yucca Valley about 6:30 Monday night. The driver managed to get out of the 2002 Ford without help and refused medical aid. Traffic was stopped on Old Woman Springs Road while firefighters worked the crash.

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6 comments to DRIVERS ESCAPE SERIOUS INJURIES IN TWO ROLLOVER CRASHES IN THE RAIN YESTERDAY

  • rsjasmom

    My 20 yr old daughter was the driver of the car that rolled over on Hwy 247. It was not a “man”. Thankfully she was not injured. In case there is any speculation, she was not on her phone, she was not driving too fast, and her car was in good working order with new tires. This was just an accident that occurred because of weather conditions. Please drive safely in the rain. You never know what can happen. We are blessed that she was not hurt, a car can be replaced.

  • jack

    Good news! Your daughter was fine….not injured. But, she was going too fast for conditions. Or it wouldn’t have happened. Simple as that! Driving safely in the rain means slowing down. The more rain, the slower you go. Heavy rain, you can’t see…calls for pulling over and a dead stop. Until you can see. Not raining much, but water on the road? That means hydro planing hazard. Need to go slow enough that you don’t hydroplane. Which will annoy all the folks behind you who want to do the speed limit, or faster, regardless of conditions, the California way. Let them go around you, and see them rolled over in a ditch a few miles down the road. Again…really great she is OK!

    • Plebbeta

      While speed can play a factor in a roll over crash in both ideal and poor weather, other factors can as well. Factors such as the height of, velocity and materials that may be carried by the water can all contribute to an accident during wet and flooding conditions. Merely slowing down is not always the appropriate action (avoiding driving all together would be the best course, but situations may still call for it). At times, slowing down, can actually be a worse idea depending on conditions (a mistake I see made by many drivers out here that are not acclimated to the poor weather) as driving slowly through a mild flood can cause your car (or the vehicle behind you) to take in too much water and stall out. As well, quickly slowing down can lead to the vehicle losing momentum while changing traction and cause the vehicle to swerve. Over all it is a situation by situation basis on what to do, as is what causes each accident. Hopefully more drivers will educate themselves and drivers will only travel in poor weather when the situation has no alternative.

      • jack

        Agree! However, crashing when it rains is a California thing, because, for whatever reason, folks drive too fast for conditions and are not accustomed to rain and wet roadways. it may be exacerbated by the fact that California does not require vehicle safety inspections. Especially windshield wipers. My wipers are sometimes destroyed by the sun between rainstorms!

  • Raimond

    There are crashes in every state, every country due to weather. Autos, bikes, trains, airplanes… It is not a “California Thing”

    • jack

      You missed my point. There are no crashes caused by weather. Weather doesn’t drive people drive, and they drive too fast. . Speed, excessive for conditions, is the cause of almost every accident. Obviously, if everyone stopped driving, there would be no crashes at all. California, with such little moisture, doesn’t allow people a lot of experience!

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