Bad Rollover On Heartattack Hill: Anza Borrego

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Bad Rollover On Heartattack Hill: Anza Borrego

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Post by BorregoWrangler » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:45 am

I don't know for sure when this happened but the video is dated April 10th. Watching this made me sick. The spotter did a bad job, you need to be clear, precise and the same every time. Also, the person behind the wheel was obviously inexperienced. No seat belt and you can see how she just rode the breaks all the way down until she rolled. The breaks are not your friend on that hill. Seems like they all panicked. The worse thing to do in that situation.

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Post by BlueFJ » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:15 pm

That there is exactly why I've never been down Heart Attack Hill. Oh, and remind me to never let that moron spot me...EVER! :lol:
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Post by BorregoWrangler » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:18 pm

BlueFJ wrote:That there is exactly why I've never been down Heart Attack Hill. Oh, and remind me to never let that moron spot me...EVER! :lol:
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Post by DaveK » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:04 pm

Very painful to watch.

She seemed to be moving her arms and legs. Any word on her condition?

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Post by BlueFJ » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:30 pm

BorregoWrangler wrote:
BlueFJ wrote:That there is exactly why I've never been down Heart Attack Hill. Oh, and remind me to never let that moron spot me...EVER! :lol:
Don't worry, Craig. I'll get ya through there without a scratch!
Yea, but I wouldn't fit thru the squeeze. Not with my rock rails, anyway. :roll:
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Post by unwiredadventures » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:12 pm

Oh, that makes me sad. I hope she makes a full recovery.
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Post by OLLIE » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:40 pm

Wow!!!! That's nuts. That's the same day as our HRO M&G. That sheriff in the flight suit without the green vest was talking to us on his lunch hour. This must have taken place later in the afternoon. What a small world.
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Post by cruiserlarry » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:42 pm

It's a short stretch from fun to disaster....

I hope the woman has a full recovery from whatever injuries she sustained in the rollover. I don't understand why you'd have your seat belt off when attempting something so dangerous - she's very lucky it didn't turn out worse. It demonstrates the need to have a skilled spotter, as well as to refrain from spotting in a dangerous area if you are not absolutely sure of your ability to do it well.

The reality is, we who engage in this hobby, are all but one wrong wheel placement away from a similar fate. We should be thankful to be home critiquing her mistakes, instead of regretting our own... ;)

I was amazed at how well the Jeep seemed to hold up, given the speed of the roll and the bounces it took...wonder what the real damage toll on the vehicle was.

As DaveK said, the Sheriff's Dept. rescue teams are truly lifesavers - and it's good to know they are near when you need them, even out in AB.
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Post by raYGunn » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:25 pm

If we find out who that guys is I will happily pitch in to send him to http://www.4x4training.com/calendar/cal ... p#Spotting
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Post by ssc » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:01 pm

Oh my- that was painful to watch. The folks down the hill were lucky they didn't get hit as well. Reminds me to install a creeper in the FJ.

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