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11-29-09, 07:29 AM #1
Five dead in crash
First,I hope no mafia members had to deal with this,,it is a shame anyone had to, second,wear your freakin seat belts damnit.,it may not have helped in this case,but it sure couldn't hurt.
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NEW ORLEANS – A minivan packed with children blew a tire, clipped a delivery truck and rolled on a Louisiana interstate Saturday, killing five people and critically injuring another 10, state police said.
Thirteen children who had been riding without seat belts were thrown from the van, including four of the dead who were found in the median of Interstate 10 near Baton Rouge, Louisiana State Police said. The killed and injured were all aboard the GMC Safari minivan.
The van didn’t have enough seat belts for the 13, Louisiana State Police spokesman Russell Graham said. The driver, who was killed, and a front-seat passenger appear to have been the only ones wearing seat belts.
The crash occurred after the tire blew out on the van’s front driver side, Lt. Doug Cain said. The van then hit the delivery truck traveling in the same direction, rolled about 200 feet across the median and landed on its tires in the oncoming lanes. No other vehicles were involved.
The 10 survivors were in critical condition Saturday afternoon at two Baton Rouge hospitals, Graham said.
Alcohol was not suspected to have been a factor in the crash, police said.
The driver of the truck managed to steer to the side of the road and was not injured.
The road was closed in both directions for about three hours.
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11-29-09, 07:43 AM #2
That is flippin sad, unreal, my kids have never gone 10 feet without their seatbelts/car seats belted down,
Does Louisiana have seatbelt laws, (I guess in this case it wont matter since the driver is dead)Somebody Please, what the hell is that smell?
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11-29-09, 09:34 AM #3
Hope the survivors recover. May the victims rest in peace.
11-29-09, 01:13 PM #4
I got to thinking, Safari is the equivalent to the Astro, Savana is the equivalent to the Express, which is the larger of the two passenger vans. Now that I got that straight before I stuck my foot in my mouth. The Savana can seat up to 15.
What were the adults thinking when they packed that van with 13 when it only has seating for 8. They should have used two vehicles or rented a larger van.
Sorry that there were deaths involved, no one should have to go through that.
Here is another clip on the story. Video and pics there. It appears the van rolled.
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11-29-09, 03:36 PM #6
11-30-09, 12:48 AM #7
Seatbelts would have made a big differance in this case but the problem is that no mini-van is set up to hold 15 people. Sad day for all involved.
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