It sounds like the passenger compartment was intact. Every rollover I’ve seen where the people inside were belted, they’ve been uninjured. Of course, if Dever was going at 85 or so, he might have broken his neck even belted in.
Sheriff Dever’s 85 year old mother died four days before Larry. He was not ‘84’ ... sometimes I wonder where poster’s get their data!
It sounds like the passenger compartment was intact. Every rollover Ive seen where the people inside were belted, theyve been uninjured. Of course, if Dever was going at 85 or so, he might have broken his neck even belted in.
a veteran sheriff, going 85 on a dirt road? unlikely.
i’d normally ignore this.
but what makes it smell worse... is i noticed that IMMEDIATELY there were many “preemptive” comments about “conspiracy theory wackos”.
and given his status, there is certainly a motive.
FS109 is dirt and gravel.
I know nothing about this case, but I know quite a few things about rollovers.
Seatbelts save lives. No question about it. I've been to rollovers where the vehicle was totaled but the people walked away with no injury at all.
I have also been at quite a few rollovers where people wearing seatbelts were severely injured or even killed.
Rollovers at significant speeds can easily produce significant injuries, and they are exactly the type of injuries that a seatbelt is least likely to be able to prevent. A car is supposed to be going forward on its tires. When a car is hit broadside, or even worse when it rolls over and the passenger is pulled in unintended directions, or worst of all, when the roof collapses or stuff gets into the passenger compartment (which doesn't appear to be the case here) seat belts are much less effective than in a forward-facing collision.
Seatbelts are still good at keeping the passenger where he or she is supposed to be, however, and that is really important in preventing or reducing injuries.