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Driver's Body Is Ejected Onto Freeway Sign In Fatal Rollover Crash

When the nightly news features a story about a fatal car accident they usually leave out footage of the deceased, using shots of the crashed vehicle for dramatic effect instead.

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But a fatal accident that recently occurred on the 5 freeway in Los Angeles couldn't really be edited for TV and still tell the full story, because the driver's body was flung up onto a freeway sign for all to see.

The driver, who wasn't wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the car and sent flying up on to the Colorado St. freeway sign 20 feet above, and it took a fire crew three hours to get the body down. In the news report below, the body is shown from a distance, and is covered by a sheet.

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It may seem cheesy to push the old "buckle up before you drive" message, but horrible accidents like this one show us how important it is to strap in and stay safe while driving, especially during the holiday season.

-Via Fox 11 LA


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Oh the Irony: "The family of a man whose body landed on a freeway sign during a car crash says they performed a lamb sacrifice for him days earlier for protection from harm."

The family performed a "matagh", or offering, on Oct. 25. Matagh is a tradition of the Armenian Church and often used to show appreciation to God for saving a life, asking for good health or for peace for deceased loved ones. Pananian’s family hoped the offering of the lamb would provide some protection, his cousin said.

Guess that magical voodoo stuff doesn't actually work. I'm so shocked. The magical incantations and the murder of a goat couldn't protect him from not wearing his seatbelt while driving like a maniac (he was reportedly driving fast and swerving around quite a bit).

The worst part? He was headed to his new job at the Glendale Collision Center. Ouch.
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