By: Diane Benjamin
As I reported last week, my FOIA for the accident reconstruction report included only video and pictures. https://blnnews.com/2018/06/08/sonetz-mohr-accident-video/
I assumed a written report had to exist, this morning I received it. I’m not going to post the entire report because it contains graphic pictures of the vehicles. I will send it to anyone who requests a copy because it is public information, email me: email@example.com
The report clearly states Mohr was not wearing a seat belt, but according to Jason Chambers’ memo he wasn’t ticketed for it: Jason Chambers Sonetz Mohr
The report is 85 pages long. The two witnesses were behind the victim at the stop light. The first was in a Tahoe which blocked the view of the second witness. The two witnesses were on the phone with each other when the accident happened. Both were interviewed at the scene and again by phone on March 15th. The two witnesses has discussed the accident with each other since the accident. The report does show conflicting accounts of what they said to each other directly before the crash. One claimed they mention the Mohr vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed, the other doesn’t remember. One claimed the other said “No . No . No ..Don’t go”, the other doesn’t remember saying that.
The report claims Mohr increased speed from 66 to 71 miles per hour a half a second before the crash. The victim was traveling 23.5 miles per hour.
Quotes from the conclusions:
The duration of the southbound yellow light was determined to be approximately 5.01 seconds based on 15 time studies conducted on March 19, 2018.
The duration of the Red Clearance Interval (all lights red in all directions) was approximately 1.07 seconds based on 15 time studies conducted on March 19, 2018.
In my opinion, the less than two seconds the light is red from all directions is too short for the speed on the road.
The report does not say anything about Mohr having a cell phone, ISP requesting to exam one, or ISP issuing a subpoena for his cell phone – if one exists.
The report does conclude the victim slowed down at the red light, but then proceeded without coming to a complete stop.
Jason Chambers need to explain why Mohr was ticketed for the seat belt violation.
The speed limit on that road according to ISP is 55. 17 miles per hour over the speed limit only warrants a speeding ticket?