WATCH: Shocking – Jeep Falls Down Black Bear Pass
At 3:15 in this YouTube video, the dash cam on this back road traveler catches a jeep tumbling down the side of the mountain and over the road.
The tumbling jeep almost hits the vehicle driving it.
Thankfully, the driver of the Jeep Wrangler was ejected out in time.
She did, however, sustain serious injuries.
Donations are being collected though a GoFundMe to help with the hospital costs.
On October 10, 2020, a parked Jeep Wrangler rolled off the Black Bear Pass road with a passenger and two dogs inside. This video shows the view from my Jeep of part of the accident. Note that at the time of this recording, there was no longer anyone in the Jeep as the passenger had already been ejected from the tumbling vehicle. The passenger survived, but sustained very serious injuries. (Both dogs were eventually found and are in good health.) Any proceeds from this video are being donated towards the passenger's recovery. Direct donations to help with medical and other costs can be made at the link above.
The owner of the rolling Jeep did not drive off the road. He had parked his Jeep and gotten out to help a following vehicle negotiate a tight turn. His Jeep popped out of gear and gravity overcame the parking brake. He tried to re-enter the Jeep to stop it but got thrown off as the Jeep went over the edge. Just the day before on a different trail, I had trouble getting my parking brake to hold on a steep hill. It happens. WHENEVER YOU ARE PARKING ANY VEHICLE ANYWHERE, paved or un-paved, steep or seemingly flat, please ensure you have fully set your parking brake, have the transmission in Park or the appropriate manual gear, and have turned your front wheels in a direction appropriate for the situation.