"U.S. traffic deaths soar to highest total in 16 years" (but don't expect the government, or media, to tell us WHY)
Drivers worldwide have been "suffering medical episodes" that turn them, and their vehicles, into deadly weapons
“2019 U.S. Traffic Deaths Lowest Since 2014, but 2020 Numbers Aren’t Looking Good,” reported Car & Driver on October 1, 2020. “In the COVID-19 era, fatal accident percentages are up this year despite the smaller number of vehicles on the road, NHTSA’s latest data shows.”
Back then I sent that piece out to my list-serve, with this prefatory bit:
Here's a typically myopic article in Car and Driver—typical not of Car and Driver, but of the West's entire "news" juggernaut—about the rise in US traffic deaths this year. Note the "reasons" given by the NHTSA, according to the magazine:
“NHTSA said the reasons include more risky behavior, like an increase in speeding and a lower rate of seatbelt use, as well as a higher likelihood of drugs or alcohol being involved.”
Well, yeah; but why would folks be driving more recklessly, and likelier to drink and/or get high? Could, say, the lockdowns, and the crash of the economy, have anything to do with it?
And—the dog that isn't barking here—what about the face masks worn, insanely, by so many drivers? You've got a lot of people driving masked, including many old people; so why assume it couldn't possibly have anything to do with this grim trend? People ran a piece last summer on a masked driver in New Jersey who passed out at the wheel, and drove into a tree. It was a "human interest" story in People, and that's all. It should have sparked some journalistic interest in the likelihood that masking at the wheel has had disastrous consequences; but that's unlikely with the sort of "journalism" practiced in the USA, and not just here.
The NJ police department finding that the driver had been masked, and lost consciousness because of it, was pressured into issuing a statement that they were not qualified to say so, that he could have passed out for all sorts of reasons. That tells you how repressive this mask propaganda is; and how our "journalists"have been so addled by it that they can't even imagine that this rise in traffic deaths could be related to the psychopathic measures used to "keep us safe."
2019 U.S. Traffic Deaths Lowest Since 2014, but 2020 Numbers Aren't Looking Good
That was then. This, according to the Guardian (on May 18), is now:
‘Deadly step backwards’: US traffic deaths soar to highest total in 16 years
Nearly 43,000 people killed last year as Americans returned to the roads after deserting them early in the pandemic
And why this increase over last year’s numbers? The reasons are the same as they were twenty months ago, according to the NHTSA:
“NHTSA has blamed reckless driving behavior for increases during the pandemic, citing behavioral research showing that speeding and traveling without a seat belt have been higher. Before 2020, the number of fatalities had fallen for three straight years.”
And as those reasons are the same, so is the most likely cause of all those fatal accidents—again—not mentioned by the NHTSA. Just as all those masks were not officially to blame for the remarkable uptick in traffic deaths in 2020, so is “vaccination” not officially to blame for the astounding spike apparent now.
But “vaccination” surely is the crucial factor here, just as masking was back then—crucial factors blacked out by the NHTSA’s one-eyed, blame-the-victim emphasis on “reckless driving.” The recklessness at issue, then, is not the negligence of drivers going too fast and/or not fastening their seat-belts, but the stunning criminality of all those governments, health agencies, schools, businesses, celebrities and media outlets pushing “vaccination” on the rest of us. They’re the ones responsible for this increasing slaughter on the roads, just as they’re the ones who’ve made air travel riskier than ever; but—of course—“our free press” will never properly identify those perpetrators (“our free press” being one of them), any more than it will ever honestly report what’s happening throughout our streets and highways, or why it all got so much worse since COVID, and, especially, since the global rollout of this killer “vaccination” drive.
Here are just a few examples of how drivers everywhere—and not just in the USA—are “suffering medical episodes” while at the wheel:
Driver Dies After Suffering Medical Episode, Hitting Utility Poles In Lehigh Valley, Police Say
May 18, 2022
A 71-year-old driver died after suffering a medical emergency and crashing into two utility poles in the Lehigh Valley, PA, authorities said. Richard Hetzel was behind the wheel of a gray Ford pickup truck towing a landscaping trailer loaded with dirt and grass sod heading east on William Penn Highway when he suffered a medical episode and went unconscious just after 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, Bethlehem Township Police Chief Gregory J. Gottschall told DailyVoice.com.
Hetzel, of Easton, veered to the left near the intersection with Sheridan Drive before crossing over the west bound lane and onto the shoulder on the north side of the roadway, Gottschall said. Hetzel then crashed into and snapped a PPL utility pole, continued driving on the shoulder, and struck another utility pole before the truck came to a stop.
Hetzel was taken to the trauma center at St. Luke’s Hospital – Anderson Campus and later pronounced dead, Gottschall said. Both Hetzel and his passenger were wearing their seatbelts during the crash, which also caused the truck’s airbags to deploy. His passenger was not seriously hurt.
Driver in La Crescenta crash had heart attack, family says
May 23, 2022
54 year old Gihun Kim was pulling out of his garage when he had a heart attack. Another car was approaching and Kim swerved to avoid it but ended up crashing his neighbor's yard and dying.
Man dies after he suffered medical episode, crashed into 4 vehicles in Waco
May 24 2022
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Waco Police Department detectives investigating a deadly wreck say a 65-year-old man experienced a medical episode and crashed into four parked and unoccupied vehicles.
Waco Fire Department firefighters had to pull the man and his 83-year-old female passenger out of the car. Both were rushed to a hospital, where the man was pronounced dead. The woman suffered “possible major injuries,” police said.
The wreck happened shortly before 10 a.m. on May 23 near the 1200 Block of Elm Street.
An autopsy was ordered for the man, and this investigation is ongoing. He was not identified by police.
School bus crash: 2 hospitalized after driver experiences medical episode, Chicago police say
May 14, 2022
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two people were hospitalized after a multi-vehicle crash involving a school bus happened on Friday afternoon, the Chicago Police Department said.
A man was driving a school bus in the 5700 block of DuSable Lake Shore Drive on Chicago's South Side when he experienced a medical episode at about 4:49 p.m., police said. Multiple vehicles were struck.
The bus driver and a woman were hospitalized, police said. No other injuries were reported.
1 dead after medical emergency that causes Highland County crash
May 15, 2022
HIGHLAND COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - A traffic crash occurred near Martinsburg Road in Highland County involving a deceased male.
Wilmington Highway Patrol received a call about a crash at 4:27 p.m. on Saturday.
Steven Shelton, 61, was found unresponsive in the vehicle.
Officials say that the car Shelton was operating drifted off the side of the road, hitting a guardrail and utility pole.
Shelton was pronounced dead at the scene.
The coroner's office confirmed that Shelton died of medical reasons, not from the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
Small plane crash lands on SUV on Miami bridge, 1 killed, 6 injured
May 15, 2022
A small plane crashed landed on an SUV car on a Miami bridge in US on Sunday afternoon, killing a person on the spot and leaving six injured. A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.
The clip that went viral on Twitter showed smoke and fire rising from the wreckage at 108 Street and Collins Avenue near Haulover Beach.
A driver “died suddenly” at the wheel (posted today):
Man dies after suffering a heart attack and crashing a truck against a fence in Culiacán
May 18, 2022
CULIACÁN. [Mexico]_ A brick seller ended up crashing into the old Municipal Police booth of Colonia Lombardo Toledano, after suffering a heart attack while driving.
The deceased was identified as Martín "N", 59 years old, a resident of Colonia Los Mezcales.
The events were recorded around 7:00 a.m. this Wednesday, when the person was driving in a Torton-type truck loaded with bricks along Álvaro Obregón Avenue and when crossing Martiniano Romero Street, he hit the old police station in the popular sector.
The person who accompanied him told the authorities that Martín was driving when he suddenly put his hands to his chest and then fainted.
Driver in his 30s suffers medical episode and crashes into lorry
May 19, 2022
A driver suffered a medical episode and crashed into a lorry.
At around 12.45pm today, Thursday, May 19, officers were called to a report of a crash on Gorsey Lane in Litherland involving a blue Hyundai and a lorry. It is believed the driver of the vehicle - a man in his 30s - was taken to hospital after suffering a medical episode.
Man seriously injured in Shoebury beachfront medical incident after falling down stairs
May 15, 2022
A man has been seriously injured after he tripped and fell down steps at a beachfront in Shoebury on Friday night (May 13). The incident happened at Rampart Terrance, Shoebury East Beach, where HM Coastguard Southend came to the scene at 11.50 pm.
The man had a suspected broken leg or pelvis as well as a seizure and lost feeling below his waist after falling from the beach huts above high water lines and onto the concrete pathway below. He called 999 and asked for an ambulance and HM Coastguard before giving an estimated location of Rampart Terrance.
Coastguard officers located the casualty lying on the ground in the dark as they talked to operators from the East of England Ambulance Services. They made sure the man was comfortable while waiting for paramedics to arrive on the scene.
The man had a small seizure dog with him when he fell, which coastguard officers were only too happy to keep an eye on and make friends with. The coastguard officers helped paramedics as they assessed the casualty and then assist with carrying him on the stretcher to wait for an ambulance.
Accident in via Roma: truck ends up in the construction site of the hospital
May 16, 2022
A truck, for reasons that are being ascertained by the police (in the first reconstruction, an illness or a fall asleep of the driver are not excluded), fell in the construction site area below via Roma, in Aosta, after colliding with a regional administration van on the stretch arriving at the roundabout with viale Ginevra.
The accident occurred today, Monday 16 May, at lunchtime, with heavy vehicle traffic increasing in the area following the closure of the Aostan ring road. The driver of the vehicle, a 44-year-old Italian, was transported to the hospital by 118: conscious since the arrival of the rescue, he was hospitalized in emergency medicine for a polycontusion (the prognosis about ten days).
The employee of the Agriculture Department at the wheel of the crashed vehicle was also sent to check in the emergency room: he has yet to complete the diagnostics, but does not cause concern to the doctors. The State and Local Police intervened on the spot, with various patrols, also to collect the testimonies useful for reconstructing the dynamics of the incident. The road network was disturbed, with some slowdowns. For the safety and the removal of the vehicle, the fire brigade worked.
Sudden illness for the driver of the school bus, half makes a flight of twenty meters
May 18, 2022
Tragedy touched on in Via Benedicenti in La Spezia for the exit from the street of a school bus on board which was traveling a driver, a fifty-year-old ATC employee and the companion. Both were hospitalized in red code, for dynamics, at Sant'Andrea della Spezia. In these hours, new details have emerged on what happened and a malfunction of the new vehicle, a few weeks on the road and which is one of those used in the school services agreed with the Municipality of La Spezia, should be excluded. All these elements are being investigated by the local police.
It was just after 9 when the vehicle proceeded on Via Benedicenti after having accompanied the children to school, which is why only the two adults were present on the vehicle. The school bus had recently left the institute, the driver and the escort were preparing to return to the city when the man driving was struck by a sudden illness. He would lose consciousness for a few dramatic moments. The vehicle proceeded downhill and towards the city center, just above Piazzale Ferro.
The school bus went off the road making a flight of twenty meters and the presence of the acacias partially arrested the fall. The vehicle ended up on its side, the driver also hit his head while the escort, in shock, reported some bruises. Someone managed to raise the alarm and a few minutes later the Fire Brigade, the local Police, the State Police, the Carabinieri, the 118 with Delta 1, the ambulances of the Public assistance of La Spezia and of the Public assistance were present on the spot.
The firefighters proceeded to extract the wounded from the carcass of the vehicle, which was destroyed. They entered through the tailgate and through a spinal stretcher they pulled out the man and the woman then entrusted to the care of the rescuers who stabilized them and transferred them, as mentioned, in red code to Sant'Andrea della Spezia. The health conditions of both wounded are improving.
The road where the accident occurred remained closed for the entire duration of the interventions. Removal of the vehicle was completed in the late morning.
It was an illness that caused the fatal accident: goodbye to Filippo Fontana, 41
May 24, 2022
The accident around 7.30, not far from Taranta di Cassano, in the direction of Fara. Filippo Fontana was traveling in the direction of Cassano on his SUV when he suddenly fell ill and lost control of the car. After colliding with a Fiat Punto in front of him, he accelerated and continued his race until he got out of the carriageway and crashed violently against a concrete pole of the electrical system.
A very violent collision: the car knocked down the big pole. Helicopter rescue on site, as well as two ambulances. On the other hand, the driver of the buffered Punto, 50 years old, was unharmed. Originally from Rivolta, Filippo Fontana lived in Osio Sotto with his wife Oriana Santus. He leaves her, two small children, his brother and his mother. The funeral has not yet been set: an autopsy has been ordered.
Andrew Symonds, Former Australian All-rounder, Dies in Car Accident
May 15, 2022
Andrew Symonds, the former Australian all-rounder, and a key member of the One-day international Australian side that won successive World Cups died in a car crash just around midnight in Townsville, Queensland on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. Andrew Symonds was 46. “Early information indicates, shortly after 11 pm, the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled. Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries. The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating,” said a Police statement.