Presentation on theme: "Yes, you think it will only happen to the other guy. Last summer, that’s what all of these people thought, too."— Presentation transcript:
Yes, you think it will only happen to the other guy. Last summer, that’s what all of these people thought, too.
Final night of leave, visiting parents. Went for motorcycle ride a couple hours after midnight. Road was unlit, may have been damp from earlier rain. Approached a blind curve.
What risk factors do you see? Add the fact that he didn’t own the motorcycle. The last straw: He was going 80 miles per hour into the curve.
Crashed into parked car. Fatal trauma to head in spite of helmet.
Went clubbing with two friends at 2315. Left bar at 0145. Started 70-mile drive back home at 0230. Sailor was front passenger.
What risk factors do you see? Add the fact that the driver briefly fell asleep twice and woke up. The last straw: Driver fell asleep a third time, didn’t wake up.
Car crashed into a tree. Passenger seat torn from vehicle. Fatal injuries in spite of seatbelt.
Riding personal watercraft as passenger. Solo rider behind them. Spray from the lead PWC got in eyes of trail rider.
What risk factors do you see? The last straw: The guy in front stopped while trail rider was temporarily blinded by spray.
Trail rider slammed into lead watercraft. Fatal injuries to passenger.
“Following too close” isn’t just something for people on the road. Victim reportedly had 5 years of experience with personal watercraft. Does it matter how much experience you have when your life is in the hands of the guy behind you?
Riding with two other motorcyclists at 2105. Location: Highway with traffic. Had bought motorcycle 5 months earlier. Had taken sportbike rider course 3 months earlier.
What risk factors do you see? Add the fact that his motorcycle license had been revoked. The last straw: He was going between 70 and 90 in a 55 mph zone.
Crashed into the back of a car, triggered a two-car wreck. Fatal injuries to rider.
Riding on an urban interstate at 2125. Reported to have been drinking earlier during the day. Had taken basic rider course 4 weeks prior. Was wearing correct PPE.
What risk factors do you see? The last straw: He was going 100 in a 65 mph zone.
Slammed into the back of a large SUV. Fatal injuries.
Riding bike for some PT before work. On a large, high- speed road on base. Listening to MP3 player.
What risk factors do you see? Add the fact that he needed to make a U-turn, and that his MP3 player was at full volume. Add the fact that it was one minute before sunrise. The last straw: He pulled in front of an oncoming truck. Driver didn’t see him.
Rider was wearing a helmet, but it couldn’t protect him from the impact. His bike and apparel weren’t reflective enough, but this mishap wasn’t the fault of an inattentive driver—it was distraction. The Navy and Marine Corps specifically prohibit PT anywhere near a road while listening to ear buds or headphones. This mishap shows why.
On roof checking for storm damage. Noticed broken limbs on roof and a wasp nest. Got a long, extendable pruning saw. Curved shape of saw blade kept him from reaching wasp nest.
What risk factors do you see? Add the fact that he decided to hold the saw blade and hit the nest with the handle. Add the fact that some wasps flew toward him to investigate, and he was afraid of them. The last straw: He dropped the saw and wasn’t wearing gloves.
With friends in backyard. Had a pistol. Distracted by conversation while trying to clear weapon. Saw a magazine on the ground.
What risk factors do you see? Add the fact that he assumed the magazine on the ground was from his pistol. Add the fact that he didn’t make sure his pistol was unloaded. The last straw: He pulled the trigger to “dry fire.”
Three Marines and a civilian swimming at a beach. Winds 15, gusting to 20. 3-5-foot waves. Limited visibility.
What risk factors do you see? They headed in, but one Marine was already in distress (foaming at mouth, eyes rolled back, unresponsive). Large wave swept all of them under. The last straw: They lost his body in the surf.
Drowned. Body recovered from water by emergency responders 50 minutes later.