B.C. police warn drivers to secure belongings after woman killed by laptop
Thu Apr 16, 12:44 AM
By The Canadian Press
SURREY, B.C. - Mounties in Surrey, B.C., say a woman who died in a car accident last month appears to have been killed by her laptop computer.
Heather Storey, 25, was driving to work March 16 when her vehicle was hit by a tow truck. Storey's laptop was sitting unsecured in her back seat and RCMP spokesman Sgt. Roger Morrow says the vehicle's abrupt stop sent the computer flying into the back of Storey's head. The force of the blow was so severe that it shattered the computer's screen and bent the frame.
The coroner determined that Storey died as a result of blunt force trauma.
Morrow says investigators believe the accident was survivable and that police are warning the public to secure their belongings while driving.