A Somerset man by the name of Allen Mosby was killed in an unfortunate accident on Tuesday, September 23rd, involving his ’32 Ford Model B hot rod.
According to CHP’s press release, Mosby was traveling westbound on Grizzly Flat Road. He came to a stop sign at Mount Aukum and when he started to make the left, he accelerated uncontrollably causing his car to drive off the east edge of the roadway where he struck an asphalt curb.
After his black ’32 Ford Model B struck the curb, it launched the car off a steep dirt embankment, ultimately causing the car to roll. Mosby wasn’t wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident, so gravity ran it’s course and ejected him from the car, inflicting fatal injuries. CHP’s report didn’t include the time of the accident, so we don’t know if this happened during the day or into the night.
The accident could have been caused by a number of things – the carburetor could have gotten stuck open, the throttle cable could have gotten stuck, or it could have been carelessness. Either way, take this accident as an example to always practice vehicle safety, as well as obeying the rules of the road.
Our condolences go out to Mosby’s family because losing someone is by any means never easy. All we have to say is drive safe, and always remember to wear your seat belt, even if you’re “too cool” for it. Head on over to The Sacramento Bee for more info on the story.