The incident took place just after 8 p.m. last night at the Denver Meadows RV Park, located at 2075 Potomac Street in Aurora. The report? A car had collided with a mobile home.When the Aurora Police Department, joined by fire and rescue personnel from the city, responded to the scene, they discovered a black Saturn facing west after having struck a mobile home on the driver's side. Inside were four people under the age of seventeen.
Emergency crews immediately went to work extracting the quartet -- a fairly simple matter for the pair on the right/passenger side of the vehicle, both of whom sustained relatively minor damage. But the pair on the left -- the driver and the person directly to the rear -- absorbed the majority of the impact. The former is in critical condition at last report, with injuries said to be life-threatening. The latter died shortly after arriving at an area hospital.
Thus far, the names of the victims and their specific ages have yet to be made public.According to the APD, two of the vehicle's occupants -- presumably the pair who came out of the crash in the best shape -- said the driver had been practicing J-turns.
Fortunately, no one was in the mobile home at the time of the collision; it's been unoccupied for at least the past three years, the APD reveals. But the loss of life is disturbing, especially given the activity in which they were engaged. J-turns may look simple on TV, but there can obviously be dire consequences when they go wrong.
Here's a Motor Trend TV report about J-turns. It's followed by a slew of other clips, including a 9News report, and an interactive graphic showing the RV park where the accident took place; if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."
Continue for more J-turns videos, a news report and an interactive graphic.