On a busy Friday afternoon, John was driving home from work when the freeway traffic suddenly stopped, and John successfully and safely stopped. However, the large SUV behind him, driven by a distracted young female, did not successfully stop, and slammed into the rear of John’s truck.
The noise was deafening. The impact was great enough to propel John’s vehicle into the vehicle in front of him.
John was wearing a shoulder-lap type of seat belt. Although the front of his truck sustained substantial damage from slamming into the vehicle in front of him, his air bag did not deploy.
This car accident in las vegas had caught John completely by surprise.
Importantly, John was no longer wearing his cowboy hat or his sunglasses; both were found behind his seat, in the extended cab portion of his truck. The fact that the hat and sunglasses, having their own inertia, landed in the back of his truck, suggests that for a brief moment, John’s head, hat, and glasses were in the back portion of his truck. When John’s truck was abruptly halted from colliding with the vehicle in front of his, his head was inertially quickly thrown forward, leaving his hat and glasses behind.
Although dazed and confused, John immediately perceived that he was injured, but he was not sure how badly. His vehicle was destroyed and was not drivable. All adjacent traffic had halted, allowing John to carefully push open his door and exit his truck.
Upon standing, he felt unsteady, and his legs did not feel right. As he took a few steps he thought he would fall over, and to compensate he broadened his stance and gate, and shortened his stride. John’s neck also hurt, but he was more concerned about the strange sensations he was having in his legs and his inability to walk correctly.
In about 20 minutes, an ambulance appeared at the accident scene…
WE CAN ALL LEARN FROM JOHN’S STORY.
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