|Elio Carrion, an airforce security officer just back
from Iraq has a run-in with the police in Chino
California. He apparently was a passenger in a Chevrolet
Corvette that led a police deputy on a short 100 mph car
chase and then shot apparently for no reason.
whole incident was caught on tape by Amateur
photographer Jose Luis Valdez.
Elio Carrion was airlifted to Arrowhead Regional
Medical Center in Colton
Home video appears to show deputy shoot man who obeyed commands
Did you know that we found a
Photo of Elio Carrion taken a while back when he was serving
as a security officer?
Brown Pride, there was an investigation under way.
"Authorities say Elio Carrion was shot following a brief,
high-speed chase that ensued when the driver of a Corvette
caught speeding through residential streets did not follow the
deputy’s orders to pull over. It ended when the car crashed into
says that "A Chino, Calif., police officer shot an Air Force
MP on Sunday night after a short police chase in which the
airman was a passenger in the car, while he was appearing to
cooperate with instructions the police officer gave." They go on
to say that "Police reportedly observed a blue Corvette driving
through a residential area in excess of 100 mph (160 km/h) and
after a short chase, the driver, Luis Fernando Escobedo, 21,
crashed the car. At that point, a local resident grabbed a video
camera and videotaped the event."
You can find the
Elio Carrion video on the MSNBC site.
Automotive Crash Test List of Terms:
High Likelihood of Pelvic Injury - Pelvic g’s were greater than
High Likelihood of Thigh Injury - Thigh (femur) force was
greater than 2,250 lbs.
No Data - The instruments used to record the test data
Seat Too Small - The testing laboratory could not reasonably
seat the crash test dummy.
TBT - To Be (Crash) Tested
TBR - To Be Rated; Rollover resistance Ratings are measured
based on Static Stability Factor (SSF)
Under Review - The data from this test is being examined for
quality assurance. This does not mean the vehicle has an
w/SAB - The vehicle tested was equipped with a side air bag.
NHTSA chooses new vehicles which are predicted to have high
sales volume, vehicles which have been redesigned with
structural changes, or have improved safety equipment for
testing. These vehicles are purchased from dealerships, just as
a consumer would, and not supplied by the manufacturer.
NHTSA classifies vehicles by weight. Passenger cars are
categorized as mini (1,500-1,999 lbs. curb weight), light
(2,000-2,499 lbs. curb weight), compact (2,500-2,999 lbs. curb
weight), medium(3,000-3,499 lbs. curb weight) and
heavy(3,500lbs.and over curb weight.) The other categories are
sport utility vehicles (SUVs), light trucks and vans.
How does NHTSA perform frontal-crash test and rate vehicles?
For testing frontal collisions, crash-test dummies are
placed in driver and front passenger seats and secured with the
vehicle's seat belts. Vehicles are crashed into a fixed barrier
at 35 miles per hour (mph), which is equivalent to a head-on
collision between two similar vehicles each moving at 35 mph.
Since the test reflects a crash between two similar vehicles,
make sure you compare vehicles from the same weight class, ± 250
lbs., when looking at frontal crash protection ratings.
Instruments measure the force of impact to each dummy's head,
chest, and legs. The resulting information indicates a belted
person's chances of incurring a serious injury in the event of a
crash. In the explanation of ratings below, a serious injury is
one requiring immediate hospitalization and may be life
***** = 10% or less chance of serious injury
**** = 11% to 20% chance of serious injury
*** = 21% to 35% chance of serious injury
** = 36% to 45% chance of serious injury
* = 46% or greater chance of serious injury