Van overturns in wet weather
Original post made on Jan 4, 2008
At approximately 10:45 a.m., a laundry delivery van owned by Harvey's Cleaners overturned on its side as it was heading up Montevino Drive.
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on Jan 4, 2008 at 2:09 pm
Yea right, "slick roads" on that steep part of Montevino? Not exactly like the road there is pooled with water. More than likely the driver was distracted and drove up into landscaping or was avoiding one of the numerous speeding vehicles driving downhill.
on Jan 4, 2008 at 2:22 pm
The pictures very clearly show the van's right wheel drove up on the landscaping and overturned. The landscaping is between the third and the fourth house up from the intersection going uphill, so it is very unlikely the van was speeding in such a short distance. Pooled water causing loss of control is an impossibility on the street's steep incline. Purposely driving off the street to avoid an oncoming car is always a possibility. Otherwise, it look's like a classic case of driver distraction. Text messaging maybe? Dialing the cell phone? Reading a map?
on Jan 6, 2008 at 12:04 am
That driver was most likely text messaging. The ban on phone usage while driving should be swift and as penalized as driving while intoxicated. Was the driver licensed at all and was he given a sobriety test by the police?