Drugs Found in Utah Car Accident

Drugs Found in Utah Car Accident

Drugs Found in Utah Car Accident In Which Baby Survived For 14 Hours

Marijuana, a bottle of Tramadol, and a package of unopened syringes were all drugs found in Utah car accident of Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck, which crashed into the Spanish Fork River, killing her, but sparing the life of her 18 month old daughter, Lily, who survived being trapped for 14 hours.This information was released by Spanish Fork Police Lieutenant Matt Johnson, yet he stated that it is not immediately clear as to if the drugs found in this Utah car accident had a role in the fatal crash. He added that the toxicology reports are still pending and could potentially take 8 weeks.

The family of Groesbeck, 25, have stated publicly that she had a prescription to treat anxiety, although that information has yet to be verified. Tramadol is an opioid pain killer used treat moderate to severe pain.The crash is believed to have happened around 10:30pm on Friday night while Groesbeck was traveling home from her parents house. There were no skid marks on the road leading up to where the car crashed into the cement barrier and subsequently careened into the river.

Groesbeck’s midsized car was found partially submerged the following day, an estimated 14 hours after the crash, by a local fisherman. Four officers from the Spanish Forks Police Department, including Officer Jared Warner, responded to the call. When they got to the scene, they all claim to have heard a female voice from inside the car yelling for help.

“We’ve gotten together and just talked about it and all four of us can swear that we heard somebody inside the car saying, ‘Help,’” he told Deseret News.However, when the officers were able to flip the car over, they discovered Groesbeck dead while her daughter, Lily, was unconscious in her car seat strapped into the rear passenger seat, having been suspended upside down with freezing water just inches below her head for 14 hours.Lily was released from Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. “Except for a few bruises,” her father Deven Trafny, who was not involved in the accident, said, “she has made a remarkable recovery.”

This case, while still ongoing, provides an opportunity to discuss the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs. It is important to note again that police have not yet stated that drugs played a role in this crash.According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, the use of marijuana can reduce a driver’s reaction time and cause “drowsiness, distorted perception, and a sense of disorientation – all of which could cause you to lose control at the wheel.” The government organization also claims that prescription medications can also cause drowsiness and reduce reaction times so significantly that you should not drive a car while taking them. Further, mixing these types of drugs can potentially amplify the adverse side effects.

It is important to remember the risks associated with driving under the influence in order to both protect yourself and your passengers but also the other drivers on the road.http://wgntv.com/2015/03/12/drugs-found-in-car-after-crash-that-killed-utah-mother-spared-baby-girl-police/ http://wgntv.com/2015/03/10/car-seat-a-big-factor-in-survival-of-utah-baby-found-alive-14-hours-after-crash/ http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/father-says-baby-who-survived-13-hour-car-crash-ordeal-n321791 http://fox13now.com/2015/03/11/police-drugs-found-in-car-after-crash-that-killed-mother-spared-baby-girl/ http://www.11alive.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/03/10/utah-baby-mysterious-voice/24722409/ http://dmv.dc.gov/page/drugs-and-driving-dont-mix

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