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Driver seriously hurt when someone throws rocks on freeway

A motorist was seriously injured when someone threw a rock at his car on the 118 Freeway in Moorpark. Two other vehicles were also struck by rocks and damaged.

Nicolas Angell, 40, was driving westbound on the 118 just west of Princeton Avenue about 12:25 a.m. Thursday when a softball-sized rock thrown from the right shoulder of the roadway crushed his windshield and hit his face, Sgt. Mike Curtin of the California Highway Patrol's Moorpark station said.
The rock broke several of Angell's teeth and caused multiple fractures to his face and nose, CHP officials said.

Read the full story at KTLA News.


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Seatbelts kill and severely injure people in many ways. If this man had not been wearing a seatbelt he might have been able to avoid being hit. Granted this kind of accident does not happen very often. People killed or severely injured by seatbelts usually have their intestines burst, their chest crushed or their necks broken. Seatbelts usually jam after an accident, so many have drowned or burned to death because they could not open their seatbelts. Still, this is just one more way that seatbelts kill.

Stefan Schreirer: Your comment is one of the most misinformed and incorrect comments I've ever read. After a full career on the CHP I can say that it takes a catastrophic crash for what you mentioned to happen. Safety belts are credited with saving lives and reducing injuries immensely.

Stefan is living in another world. Seatbelts increase your chance of surviving a serious crash by 50 percent. Serious injuries resulting from seatbelts are rare and minor compared to the alternative - death. His statements are patently false with nothing to back them up.


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