Just like the title says... this is no good for sure. Sending prayers for the family and friends.
It was just last Saturday we were up for a trail run, had 26 Jeeps parked for a picture and yes, there were people up on others tires.
I'd have to think after reading this that the Jeep either 1. had a parking break failure or 2. was just put into gear instead of using the parking brake and the engine rolled over from the force on it.
We have a safety officer to help keep people clear during stuff like this. But this, this is a freak thing for sure. Especially when lining up for a group picture while all people are huddling together for the shot. How do you keep people cleared out ten foot on all sides of your rig when your in a photo lineup?
Stay safe everyone, remember how easy this crap can happen sometimes. This has also brought up some talks of liability waivers. We use 'em for ThumbJeeps. People need to understand though, your not waiving all liability if you get hurt somewhere on public or private land. You simply sign the waiver to leave out the Jeep Club from those liable. We get some pushback "im not going to sign that" from people thinking no insurance will cover them if they sign. Thats not the case for sure, its just to leave the club out if your actions hurt you, someone else or your vehicle.
Here is the link:
And the article:
Published on May 19, 2013
A 20-year-old woman died Saturday during an event for Jeep enthusiasts held in a parking lot just west of downtown Edmonton.
The woman, who was a spectator, was fatally injured when a Jeep lost control during a climbing demonstration around 1 p.m.
Paramedics performed CPR on the woman but she was pronounced dead by the time she arrived at hospital.
Desiree Hallworth was standing less than a metre away when the stunt involving two Jeeps went terribly wrong. She says one of the drivers lost control and drove up onto a Jeep that the woman was leaning on.
"He drove up onto her," Hallworth said. "When he was top of the Jeep, it flipped onto its side and the girl just fell to the ground."
Hallworth said the driver of the Jeep collapsed to the ground when he got out of his vehicle. He was taken to hospital with unknown injuries.
Victim services called in to help bystanders
Hallworth said the young woman appeared to be enjoying herself moments before the incident.
"She was just laughing on top of the Jeep, enjoying all the Jeeps around and next thing you know, she's out of this world. She no longer is with us."
"It could have been us if we were a little bit closer or if he came a little bit further."
Insp. Chad Tawfik said victim services workers were called in to help the hundreds of bystanders who may have witnessed the rollover.
"Most of these people they're avid motor vehicle enthusiasts ... they're not expecting an event like this to happen so obviously it's traumatic for them," he said
The event known as "Jeeps Go Topless Day" is a fundraiser for the Edmonton Food Bank.