SENATOR RHOADES INJURIES AND VEHICLE SAFETY RATINGS

First I would like to go over the safety rating for the 2006 Cadillac dts.  It specifically states, in each test, injuries to the head, neck and chest indicate low risk injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity.  Both driver and passenger side airbag deployed and Senator James Rhoades and Edith Rhoades (passenger) were stated to have there safety belts on as the Police Report states, this is questionable. 
NHTSA Crash Test Results National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration
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IIHS Crash Test Results Highway Loss Data Institute
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Frontal Offset Crash Test Rating:   4 star legend
Overall Evaluation   G
Structure/Safety Cage   G
Injury Measures  
Head/Neck   G
Chest   G
Leg/foot, left   G
Leg/foot, right   A
Restraints/dummy kinematics   G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight. <p>The Buick Lucerne was introduced in the 2006 model year as a replacement for the Buick LeSabre and Park Avenue. The Cadillac DTS was introduced in the 2006 model year as a replacement for the Cadillac DeVille.</p> <p>Two tests of the Lucerne were conducted, one by the Institute and the other by General Motors as part of <a href=”frontal_test_info.html”>frontal crash test verification</a>. Ratings are based on both tests.</p> Dummy movement was well controlled in both tests. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury. In each test, measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Measures from the dummies in the two tests, taken together, indicate that injury to the lower right leg would be possible. 2006 Buick Lucerne CXL and CX 4-door 3772 front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags 116 203 74 3.8 L V6 19 28

Crash Tested Vehicle: Details | Vehicle Specifications

Side Impact Crash Test Rating:  
Overall Evaluation   A
Structure/safety cage   M
Injury Measures
Driver Passenger

3788 standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags 116 203 74 3.8 L V6 19 28 Measures taken from the dummy indicate that a fracture of the pelvis would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low. Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof. 2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 4-door <p>The Buick Lucerne was introduced in the 2006 model year as a replacement for the Buick LeSabre and Park Avenue. The Cadillac DTS was introduced in the 2006 model year as a replacement for the Cadillac DeVille.</p> The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Head Protection
  G   G
Head/neck
  G   G
Torso
  G   G
Pelvis/Leg
  A   G

Crash Tested Vehicle: standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Details | Vehicle Specifications

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) uses frontal offset and side impact crash tests to estimate the crashworthiness of a vehicle. These results are good indicators of how a frontal and side impact can structurally impact a 2006 CADILLAC DTS . The crashworthiness data for this 2006 CADILLAC DTS was provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute. Learn more about these crash test results.

Senator Rhoades was a diabetic and it is known that he had an high glucose level at the time of his death.  He died October 18,2008 from interal bleeding due to blunt force trauma to the chest due to a motor vehichle accident.  

ALCOHOL AND BLOOD GLUCOSE

–          When no alcohol is in the blood, your liver keeps blood glucose from going too low by releasing glucose into your blood.

–          If the liver is busy breaking down alcohol, it cannot release glucose into your blood.

–          If you take insulin or diabetes pills, your blood glucose may go too low when you drink alcohol because the medicine and alcohol both lower blood glucose.

–          The alcohol and sugars in many drinks can cause blood glucose to go too high.

–          Alcohol can also cause high blood triglycerides (fats).

–          Check your blood glucose after you drink to see how alcohol affects you.

The Senator was flown by medical helicopter to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township, Lehigh Coroner Scott Grim said.  He was pronounced dead at 9:35 this morning, he said.  An Autopsy has been scheduled for Sunday morning Grim said.  

It was said Senator Rhoades was in serious condition and never criticial condition .   

Was his blood too thin, did he even get emergency surgery?  How long did they have to wait if he got surgery to fix this internal bleeding problems? 

You would think that a hospital Senator James Rhoades was so involved with would have done anything to save him whether they had to give him a heart transplant they would have found away.

INJURIES THOMAS SENAVITIS SUFFERED FROM THE ACCIDENT OF 10-17-08 WHEN SENATOR JAMES RHOADES CROSSED LANES

Imagine yourself on your way home from picking your pay check up at work and the stopping to get it cash, all is well driving Southbound on SR 209 to return home with plans of going away that night for a four day weekend but as you enter onto the bridge just before the Beechwood Inn out of the blue your see the front grill of a car coming your way and slamming into you.  

The 1994 Chevrolet Silverado drive by Thomas Senavitis was not equipt with air bags and as he stated he was unsure if he had he seat belt. 

He was found lying across the floor of the truck, removed from the vehicle and put into the back of a West End Ambulance to have his injuries worked on,  from their a life flight came in a picked him up to take him to St. Lukes Hospital in Bethlehem.

Morning of 10-18-08 Hospital

Morning of 10-18-08 at Hospital

Surgically Placed Affixiator To Hold Bone Pieces Together

Surgically Placed Affixiator To Hold Bone Pieces Together

DA David Christine stated “with the alleged alcohol reading he should have been in a coma let alone be able to get in a motor vehicle” .  

The time of accident was about 6:30 PM on 10-17-08 and Mr. Senavitis brought to St. Luke hospital with multiple severe injuries through none of which life threatening if not operated on immediately,  he was operated on within 12 hours of the inital accident.   If Mr. Senavitis had any alcohol level protocal would have delayed the surgery until which time was safe from intoxication as the alcohol would create complications during surgery and anesthisia. 

Imagine yourself coming from anesthisia to in a hospital, being all drugged up and seeing a cage literally going through and around your leg.  Having difficulty speaking, eating and drinking due to severe injuries to the mouth go through the roof of your mouth up into the sinus passages.  

Once released home the care was constant having to continually change bandages and keep the wound clean and covered with medication which took more than one family member to do, to hold bandages from moving out of place, holding the leg up and wrapping it around all those rods, at the same time.

First Surgery Incision

First Surgery IncisionFive rods inserted into Mr. Senavitis' leg as plates were put in to hold all the bits and pieces of bone to gether as the tibia and fibia both broke and shattered into pieces.Ulcer From Injury

 Ulcers Mr. Senavitis developed on ankle and leg due to the severity of the internal damage to leg, ankle and foot.

 

Mr. Senavitis was severely bruised throughout his entire body, had his left elbow wripped open, several broken ribs on the left side which each rib broke in three pieces and a break in his back.

Right Arm Bruise

Right Arm Bruise

Left Elbow

Left Elbow

Facial Bruising

Facial Bruising

The second surgery on Mr. Senavitis’ leg entailed an incision on the inner side of his of his right leg the same size as on the outer side of his left when they removed the affixiator, put in another plate with screws holding bone pieces together and soft casting right away.

He went from the soft case to a hard cast and when the hard cast was removed he worn a moon boot to get used to putting his leg down for walking.  

He went from wheelchair to a walker to a moonboot, and just putting his leg through therapy and weening off the moonboot had his bail revoked in a outragous act by Carbon and Monroe County working together. 

He has not recovered from the leg and back injury and is imprison without proper medical treatment.   He is being victimized over and over in every way by the system and those controlling it.  

Also a note I would like to bring to everyone’s attention when imprisoned they were given no medical problems Mr. Senavitis was suffering but the prosection made it clear to the medical department of the prison that Mr. Senavitis needed to be medicated for withdraw in which Mr. Senavitis refused and never took.  He was seen twice a day for syptoms and a check on his withdraw and show absolutely none, never went through withdraw like the prosection was trying to get documented to make him out to be such a damage to himself and society and a alcoholic that could live without it.  

How much does one person have to endore especially when they are innocent.  He has been proven guilty without a chance to prove his innocense .   Every right has been taken from this man and the abuse continues daily for him.