COLORADO: Semi-truck rolls over head, chest of Iowa City woman November 18, 2008Posted by John in Accidents.
Tags: Accidents, Bonnie Stevens, construction sites, East Coast Specialized Hauling, Grand Junction (Colorado), Iowa City (Iowa), semi accidents, workplace injuries
From KJCT-TV8 (Grand Junction, Montrose, COLORADO):
The victim, 43 year old Bonnie Stevens from Iowa City, Iowa, was operating a pilot car for a 127 foot semi trailer that brought in a large piece of construction equipment used to bend large pipe. The operator of the semi tractor had released the air brakes on the trailer without setting the brakes on the tractor. …
The victim was standing between two of those sets of tires when the trailer started to roll. The victim tried to get out of the way and fell in the path of the tires. One set of the dual tires struck the victim in the head, chest, and right arm and shoulder area.
The victim was airlifted to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction in critical condition. …