Monday, June 20, 2016

Just Wanted to Share This


Roger Owen Green said...

From the LA Times: The Jeep vehicle that lurched down a driveway and killed “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin had recently been recalled after federal regulators found that its gear shifting could confuse drivers and possibly cause vehicles to roll away, according to government records.

Yelchin, who played Chekov in the revamped sci-fi series, was fatally injured early Sunday by his Jeep Grand Cherokee, which rolled in reverse down his hillside home’s driveway, pinning him against a brick pillar and a metal security gate, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

LAPD Capt. Beverly Lewis, who oversees the Valley traffic division, confirmed to The Times that the vehicle was a 2015 model.

In April, Fiat Chrysler Automotive voluntarily recalled about 1.1 million cars and sport utility vehicles after an investigation found that electronic shifts could spring back to their prior position after being moved to a different gear, according to National Highway Transportation Safety Agency records.

SamuraiFrog said...

It's just such a stupid, arbitrary death. I feel so bad for his family.