UTV Crash

First of all, this was not us. I need to get that out of the way. But knowing social media, especially Facebook, it will be humorous to watch all the critical comments calling us names. No worries, my ban hammer is ready. They aren’t going to deter me from sharing some interesting photos.

It's obvious what happened.

It’s obvious what happened.

So…I occasionally have to do some off-road driving training. It’s OK. I don’t dislike it. But I don’t “love it” either. It something I have to do and I punch my ticket and move on. Oh! One more thing! We have to drive actual 4-wheel drive vehicles like trucks and jeeps. We can’t drive UTV’s, go-karts, or whatever these things are called.

Overturned UTV

Overturned UTV

On the last iteration of off-road training, we ran across a flipped UTV (Unknown Turnover Vehicle? I kid). The facility where this happened is not open to the general public, but there are recreational drivers there. So we had to stop and check.

No one inside or on scene. Called in and moved on.

No one inside or on scene. Called in and moved on.

It was odd the vehicle was alone and nothing had gone out on the radio about a flip. And I half expected to find someone trapped inside. But it appears the driver either hitched a ride or was hiking out. So we called it in. Marked the location and moved on.

We had a schedule to keep and time is money.

 

 

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  • Gary Tompkins

    Aren’t the wheels supposed to be down? Unknown turnover vehicle, I like that phrase.

  • Ha!!! I love this!!

    Marky

  • Anthony Brewster

    Man, that sucks! Hopefully the poor bastard didn’t walk off concust and go to sleep it the woods.

  • Brennen Munro

    Yikes! Do those things even come with safety belts? I knew someone who got his self killed in a Jeep rollover when he was partialy ejected, but the Jeep kept rolling… Closed casket result. Rolling stuff over can lead to very bad things.

    Munro

  • Brennen Munro

    I was looking at these pictures again, it made me wonder if alcohol was involved. With just what I can see in the photos, two people could have easily rolled it back upright, even one person could have too, there just would have been more work involved. Something I did not see in the photos but that should be in every off road vehicle, is rope and a come-along. Better if you have a wench, but a come-along would suffice. I have not gone trail cruising in a long time, but even if I went tomorrow I would remember the basics. A vehicle that small should have a roll over kit as part of a basic load-out because things like this happen, and I would rather ride than hoof it!

    Munro

    • I don’t know about the alcohol. I wasn’t there. But I would question this facility even tolerating a whiff of that. But I was there in an official capacity, not a regular customer.

      As for the straps, yes. We call that “winch school”.

      Marky

  • Mikial

    Having flipped and run a few ATVs off culverts in my day, I can say it isn’t that hard to do. What is odd to me is that it’s just left lying there doing the dying cockroach. What makes me wonder is that they just left it there on its roof.

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