OMSMedia tips for modern journalists – #134 : SUV’s don’t kill people ‘¦the people driving them do’¦just like Guns don’t kill people’¦the people shooting them do.

Case in point:

MSNBC report: SUV plunges into canal, killing 7 people inside

Four children, baby among dead in Central California; 2 passengers survive

KETTLEMAN CITY, Calif. – A sport utility vehicle ran off a Central California road and landed upside down in a canal, killing seven people inside, including four children and a baby, authorities said Sunday.

The SUV was going more than 55 mph Saturday night near Kettleman City, about 50 miles south of Fresno, when the driver, Sergia Olvera, 31, lost control, said Officer Joseph Miller of the California Highway Patrol.

The vehicle ran up a dirt embankment, rolled and landed upside down in the canal with 5 feet of water, Miller said.

“There were no child seats in the vehicle, and there was no evidence that any seat belts were used,” Miller said.

Survivor Dalia Olvera, 23, had moderate injuries, and 10-year-old Esmerelda Pompa was not injured, Miller said.

All of the victims were from Earlimart, about 50 miles from the site of the accident.

See its very simple’¦. Sergia Olvera, 31, lost control of ‘˜HER’™ SUV killing seven occupants inside. Why vilify a machine unless you have another agenda, oops sorry’¦did I out you?

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