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- Feb 4, 2014
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I suppose it really doesn't matter but I'm trying to understand what the term accident means here. Ruled an accident as in 'not on purpose'? Ruled an accident because car crashes are called 'accidents'? To me, an accident means something like the gas pedal got stuck so therefore the crash happened because she couldn't stop or slow down the car. But (MOO) it seems like she had just floored it herself fleeing prior events that unfolded moments before. So, could someone doing something on purpose be called an accident by the coroner? And would that matter in stating cause of death? (Sorry if that's a stupid question)After the actress was involved in a devastating car crash on Aug. 5, the coroner confirmed she died due to inhalation of smoke and thermal injuriespeople.com
Heche died due to inhalation of smoke and thermal injuries according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.
Her manner of death was listed as an accident and also noted that a "sternal fracture due to blunt trauma" was another "significant condition" from the devastating car crash she was involved in on Aug. 5.
Per the National Library of Medicine, sternal fractures typically occur after the chest strikes the steering wheel in motor vehicle collisions. It is believed that 60-90% of all sternal fractures are caused by crashes, with the occurrence tripling with the use of seatbelts, likely due to deceleration forces, the NLM reported.
And what if it really was something like the gas pedal sticking that caused this 'accident'. I'd think the family would want to know that (lawsuit) as would NHTSA. Is the car even being looked at for something like a mechanical problem, or is this case pretty much closed?
Two examples below of cars going ~100MPH because their gas pedal stuck: