Man Not Wearing Seatbelt Suffered Major Injuries in Traffic Accident on Hwy 36

chp major injury featurePress release from the California Highway Patrol Trinity River Division:

On Friday, November 10, 2017 at approximately 12:30 pm, a GMC SUV with four occupants was traveling on SR36 just west of Wildwood Road. Reasons still under investigation, the driver, Randal Bowman Jr. loses control of the GMC on the winding mountain road in the rain. The GMC then ran off the road, down a steep mountain side which caused the GMC to roll over several times. Bowman was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the GMC. Bowman suffered major injuries due to being ejected and was flown to Mercy Hospital in Redding by CHP H-14. The three passengers were all transported by Trinity County Life Support to Mercy Hospital with complaint of pain, abrasions, and lacerations.CHP Traffic Collision release

Earlier Chapter: Man Not Wearing Seatbelt Suffered Major Injuries in Traffic Accident on Hwy 36

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

14 comments

  • Bummer, buckle up folks.

  • Another Highway 36 casualties to add to the long long list of crashes

    • 36 isn’t the problem I have been driving it for 30 years, it’s the drivers.

      • And how hard is it to put on a seatbelt?

        • Not very hard at all, but some people feel that the law is the government way overstepping their bounds. Just like the helmet law in this state. Infringing on personal freedoms. I don’t even buy all the BS about the government actually caring about the citizens while they continue to allow countless big industries to flourish selling stuff that is killing the population. It is just because the insurance companies have big and powerful lobbies. With that being said if a person so chooses to not use one they must also accept responsibility for whatever happens to them as a result.

          • Unfortunately, often the victim is unable to pay the medical bills for the injuries, so the rest of society (the government) ends up paying, so the government creates a law to protect its citizens from themselves.

          • “With that being said if a person so chooses to not use one they must also accept responsibility for whatever happens to them as a result.”

            Therein lies the problem. We are living in a society and our actions affect others. First responders, medical professionals, family, and community cannot simply ignore a person who is seriously injured, writing them off for their irresponsible behavior. We are morally obligated to render help and we all pay a price.

            But does this mean we have the right to make laws against dangerous sports, trans-fats, soda? Where exactly we draw the line is entirely a matter of opinion.

    • WHEN will people wake up and quit blaming the road/trees/weather/anything but themselves?? ITS THE DRIVERS.

      • Especially in these wet weather conditions!!!! Losers not wearing their seat belts either does NOT HELP, at all!!! I’m chalking this up to MAJOR driver error!!!! First off ALWAYS wear the damned seat belt!!!! Then slow down on this narrow, winding, mountain road especially in wet weather!!! The life you save may be mine or possibly even YOUR OWN!!!!!

  • You can’t get in my truck unless you buckle up. #1 rule if you want to roll in my rig.🌦drive safe

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *