Serious car accident in Seinäjoki, two dead – I-P: The car in the accident traveled up to 200 km/h
The police suspect that the driver was speeding considerably before the car veered off the road and hit a tree. Two people died when a car derailed on Seinäjoki Ruukintie early Saturday morning, the Boten district police said.
According to the press release, the car was coming from the direction of the center of Seinäjoki, when the driver lost control of the car, veered off the road and crashed into a tree. The driver and passenger died in the accident. “The vehicle was completely destroyed in motion,” according to a police release.
According to Ilkka-Pohjalainen, the rescue service suspected that the driver was driving up to 200 kilometers per hour. The police are investigating the accident as a serious crime of endangering traffic safety and investigating the cause of death.
Salmekangas could not reveal whether filming at the accident scene caused damage to the rescuers, but filming accident scenes is very common. These days, it’s better to shoot than to help, or to call 911 than to check on a victim.
Sometimes the filming is done “in the yard”, other times the phone is held directly against the skin. It interferes and complicates our efforts to help. You should also be able to imagine what it would be like to be in the position of the patient being photographed, but no one thinks about that.
Post-filming of accident scenes can also lead to dangerous situations. The incident happened in Salmenkanka, near the accident site of Rukinti. The car in front pulls the curtains, opens the windows and starts filming the tree the car hit.
The popularity of filming accident scenes has exploded over the past decade, as advanced technology has made filming easier. For example, in 2012, when there was a major accident involving an ambulance at a three-way intersection, only one photo was released publicly. If such an accident happened today, there would be pictures of flat roads.
When the photographers showed up, all the first responders could do was tell them to stop filming and leave. Some people follow this, some don’t. In the end, we were there alone for a long time, until other rescuers came to close the accident site and make our work easier.
The media is also partially responsible for the relentless portrayal of the accident scene. The two afternoon papers were particularly diligent in asking their readers for photos of the accident site, as it was a selling point.