City of Peoria Press Release
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One killed in single vehicle rollover
Peoria Police and Fire remind everyone of importance of wearing seat belts
Scott Jr. 23 years old, Peoria resident
vehicle roll-over crash claimed the life of a Peoria resident after he was
ejected from his vehicle and the vehicle rolled over him. At about 3:55 am on
Sunday November 30th a Ford Explorer being driven by Douglas Scott of
Peoria was west bound on the Olive Avenue access road west of 75th
Avenue when he drove off the roadway and rolled into an open dirt lot. Scott was
the only occupant of the vehicle and he was pinned under the vehicle after being
ejected. Peoria Fire crews responded and found the victim to be deceased after
he was extricated from under the vehicle.
investigator from the Peoria Police Traffic Services Section believes the crash
occurred due to excessive speed and impairment from alcohol. The driver was not
wearing a seat belt would have most likely survived if he had been.
This crash is
a tragic example of why wearing seat belts is vital to surviving a crash. Peoria
Police and Fire Departments remind everyone:
Always wear your seat belt no
matter how long your trip is.
Set an example for your children
by always wearing your seat belt.
Always have children under 4’9” in
a proper child seat or booster seat.
Children less than 40 pounds
should be in a car seat.
40 pounds and over should use a
booster seat until they are 4’9” tall.
Children 20 pounds and under and
under 1 year old should always be rear facing.
All children should be in the back
seat until they are 12 years old.
If you need assistance with
installing a child car seat or want to make sure it is installed correctly go
to the web site for Safe Kids Maricopa County at
www.safekidsmaricopa.org and you can down load a list with the agencies
that can help in the folder marked resources..