Sunday, January 24, 2010

Madera Man Killed after Surviving Accident

A 32-year-old man who exited his vehicle after it spun out of control in Coyote Valley in the middle of a heavy rainstorm died after jumping out of the way of an oncoming vehicle.

Abundio Prudente reportedly got out of their vehicle with another occupant when they noticed an approaching vehicle that was spinning out-of-control and dove to opposite directions. He ended up falling some 30 feet onto Coyote Creek Trail.

Rescuers had a hard time securing Prudente because of the heavy rains and lack of daylight to guide them. Prudente died at the hospital after less than an hour of being rescued.

In the initial vehicle accident on Highway 101 that Prudente got involved in, no one was reportedly injured. But in the second one, he probably did not notice the dive that he was about to take after jumping out of the path of an oncoming vehicle that was probably spinning out of control because of the slippery road.

In weather conditions like this, motorists should maintain their speed limit as they should expect a rain-drenched road that may be too slippery.