Rear End Collision
Car vs. Tractor Trailer - Fatality
07-15-03

As traffic was backing up for road construction, the pickup did not notice the traffic was doing about 25 mph and hit the rear of the trailer at about 65mph.  A rear collision that trapped the driver in his pickup.  After the event was over, SHP officers found where it appeared that the seat belt broke.  

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Subject trapped in the vehicle as workers try to free him.

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Using the jaws to pry the door off the vehicle.

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Front end of the pickup.

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Working hard to spring the door.

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The door is nearly off.

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Door removed, but driver expires during rescue efforts.

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Distance the pickup was dragged by trailer.

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News choppers are flying overhead getting pictures.

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Chief and SHP Sergeant speaking.

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Stress shows on seat beat.

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Seat belt clip still in holder.

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Stress rip in seat belt - tore where it went through the loop behind driver.

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Windshield pushed back into drivers compartment.

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Drivers side of car.

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Front of vehicle.

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