Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Brawley, CA.
John, it didn't happen at the Golden Crack, evidently he tried an optional obstacle, got high centered and then who knows? Could have been one of those panic moments when the gas pedal is mistaken for the brake, the vehicle came off the obstacle, traveled approx 50 to 75 feet at a fast speed, pivoting to the left before striking the onlooker near where it ended up nose down in the gully. Pirate Forum has a long thread on it, the driver is severely flamed by many there. My assessment of the happening is purely conjecture based on the overhead views of the area posted on Pirate and the chain of events related by observers. Prayers for both the victim and the driver, I hope for a full recovery of the woman whose leg was injured. As an aside, I have wheeled in the Rockies, our local mountains and deserts, and the Lone Pine/Death Valley area. Moab brings a whole new style of wheeling to the table. We spent 5 days there this February with our local group, it was five days of adrenaline!
The liver is evil, it must be punished.
2006 LJ Rubicon, 6 sp. 3.5/4 in. RE lift, Rockhard front bumper, Hanson rear bumper, ORO spare/dual jerry can carrier, Moab wheels with Spidertrax 1.5" spacers, 285/75R16 BFG KO2's, Misch overhead shelf, Black Box 2-way, Kenwood Excelon double din nav/cd/dvd/am/fm/sirius system, Rigid SideShooter front LED's, Warn winch, custom Viair OBA, Banks Cat-back exhaust