Unsafe speed in rain contributes to rollover accident, says CHP

A 17-year-old female was transported to Pomerado Hospital after the vehicle she was driving rolled onto its roof on San Vicente Road just east of Wildcat Canyon Road late Friday afternoon, reported California Highway Patrol.

The girl complained of pain in her neck and back, said CHP Public Information Officer Brian Pennings. No other persons or vehicles were involved in the accident.

The rollover occurred at 4:25 p.m. in rainy conditions. The teenager was driving a 2012 white Ford Escape westbound on a wet San Vicente Road approximately 45 mph, said Pennings.

“Due to her unsafe speed for the conditions, she failed to maintain control of the vehicle,” he said.

As she approached a left-hand curve, the vehicle went off onto a dirt embankment on the northside of the road, returned to the roadway and rolled onto the roof, reported the officer. She was wearing a seatbelt, he said.

Pennings also noted that the Escape “had less than sufficient tread on the tires,” but the primary cause of the accident was unsafe speed.

She was transported to the hospital by Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire.

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Posted by Karen Brainard on Jan 28 2013. Filed under News, Ramona. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

4 Comments for “Unsafe speed in rain contributes to rollover accident, says CHP”

  1. Joe

    Once again people do not slow down when it is raining. People need to wake up and drive safe on these roads, dont parents teach there kids on safety behind the wheel.

  2. oliverwoods

    First of all I'm pleased that she is okay just as the person who skidded off the wet road and into a tree is okay.
    But "stupid is as stupid does" and while folks continue to condemn the road, these things are occurring due to poor driving habits almost unanimously.
    I agree with Joe, if parents are going to give their kids the car keys, teach them to be safe and responsible drivers.

  3. Karen

    Oh sure. That's the problem. Its those stupid parents not teaching their kids how to drive responsibly. Really?

    Speeding and careless drivers have been around as long as wheel. Maybe we can't fix stupid but we can fix the road to allow more room for correction if you do lose control.

    • CA Smith

      Try reading your post and re-posting it after you are sober. Speeding and careless drivers have indeed been around for as long as they have had something to drive. But that doesn't mean that they are not responsible for their carelessness and ineptitude. So, to recap, if people drove properly, there would be far fewer accidents. And no matter what you do to the road, bad drivers will still have accidents and kill themselves and others.

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