A driver with a lengthy history of trouble on the road found herself suspended 10 feet in the air Tuesday morning following a bizarre accident on a Utah road.

Jeris Herrera, 33, swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid something in the road, swerved again and then drove up a curb, onto a sidewalk, hit a mailbox, flattened a bus-stop sign and a garbage can, barreled through a chain-link fence and then became entangled in the guy wire of a power pole.

The front end of her silver Nissan Infiniti sedan caught on the wire and hung in the air.

Police told KSL-TV in there were no skid marks throughout the 100-yard scene, which indicated that Herrera did not attempt to brake. She was cited for investigation of careless driving.

"I don't recall what happened, really," she told the television station. "I don't know if it was something, a garbage, a garbage can? I'm not really sure what it was."

Nobody was injured in the accident, which occurred in the Salt Lake City suburb of Holladay, although power was knocked out in the neighborhood where the accident occurred.

Accidents like this have become more preventable in recent years with the advent of collision-avoidance technology, which includes everything from lane-departure warnings to system that deploy brake pressure when they sense an obstacle ahead. AOL Autos recently profiled some of the latest collision-avoided technology advances.

The accident wasn't Herrera's first brush with traffic violations. She was cited for driving with expired registration and possession of drug paraphernalia last month, and earlier this year she took a plea in abeyance for driving with expired registration in 2010, according to The Deseret News.

In 2005, she pled no contest to reckless driving as well as no contest to a charge of improper lane change after police said she was driving on the wrong side of the road.




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      Rock Ranger
      • 2 Years Ago
      Appears some people need to have their heads candled before they're issued driver's licenses. (Candling was used many, many years ago to see if there was a yolk in an egg. And if there were two yolks, the egg rancher could charge extra.) Others need to focus on the road and the heavy, rapidly moving object they're responsible for controlling. Too many are distracted by stuff in their heads, in their hands. . .
        rwilliamhoward
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rock Ranger
        It (candling) also was used to determine the absence of blood spots. I am not aware of any egg being layed without a yolk. I guess it's possible, but we raised chickens all during WWII, and NEVER saw one. Blood spots, yes. We gave those to the Cat. He liked eggs, and didn't care! BTW... It wasn't THAT many, many years ago! Or was it?...
        IVAN
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rock Ranger
        "Candling is still used today, just a more modern version. You are right though on the need for this person to be paying attention to what she is doing. But in her case, staying off the road might be a better decision.
      • 2 Years Ago
      So... is it a Nissan or an Infiniti?
      • 2 Years Ago
      Forget about her registration -- how did she ever get a driver's license, and why does she still have one? She's dangerous, and NEEDS to be taken off the road for the safety of the rest of us.
        parksle2
        • 2 Years Ago
        the state I live in with less people than Los Angeles kills someone on the roads every 18 hours because 80% of the drivers are clueless on the rules, courtesy and their nothing lives require the saving of every second possible.
          lemmonherk
          • 2 Years Ago
          @parksle2
          Which state is that? Forewarned is forearmed ... ;-)
        • 2 Years Ago
        or we could let her be and let her clean herself out of the gene pool... just saying.
      sunny
      • 2 Years Ago
      Smoke..um if ya got 'em. Looks like she smoked all of it. :-)
      MAKE MONEY
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pretty sure its GUIDE WIRE and not GUY WIRE !
        jeffwiz14
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MAKE MONEY
        no, guy wire is correct. on a sailboat, its just guy, even though its a wire. also the ceramic insulator at the top, (to prevent the guy wire from becoming electrified) is called a johnny ball.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @jeffwiz14
          Actually , on a sailing craft the lines that stay the mast are called "stays" Fore stay , back stay , et c. Halyards are working lines , stays are stationary and all the other lines , sails and even each corner and edge of a sail has its own nomenclature . Need to get a book to learn the language . It's deep .
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MAKE MONEY
        tehn let me assume you never heard of a GUY WIRE....get informed
        Moeez Ikram
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MAKE MONEY
        LMAO :D
        toolznut
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MAKE MONEY
        No, it's guy wire. Google it.
        sunny
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MAKE MONEY
        It's guy wire. Old English term I wasn't sure so I checked it out. They just used the term guy. You know the British...always saying words funny! lol
        cimarelli427
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MAKE MONEY
        Guide wire From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search A guide wire may refer to: A step in the Seldinger technique A misspelling of guy-wire The character called Guide Wire from the anime series Rave Master Guidewire Software
        cimarelli427
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MAKE MONEY
        A guy-wire or guy-rope, also known as simply a guy, is a tensioned cable designed to add stability to a free-standing structure. They are used commonly on ship masts, radio masts, wind turbines, utility poles, and tents. One end of the cable is attached to the structure, and the other is anchored to the ground at a distance from the structure's base. The tension in the diagonal guy-wire, combined with the compressional strength of the structure, allows the structure to withstand lateral loads such as wind or the weight of cantilevered structures. They are often installed radially, at equal angles about the structure, in trios and quads. This allows the tension of each guy-wire to offset the others. For example, antenna masts are often held up by three guy-wires at 120° angles. Structures with lateral loads, such as electrical utility poles, may require only a single guy-wire to offset the lateral pull of the electrical wires. Conductive guy cables for radio antenna masts may disturb the radiation pattern of the antenna, so their electrical characteristics must be included in the design. Sailing Further information: Guy (sailing) On a sailboat, a guy is a term for a line (rope) attached to and intended to control the end of a spar. On a modern sloop-rigged sailboat with a symmetric spinnaker, the spinnaker pole is the spar most commonly controlled by one or more guys.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Test her urine.
      j1935waspm
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yep, happened to me when I used to drink.
      LL
      • 2 Years Ago
      We were hit with a $500 insurance increase for my wife's Honda. Both of us have a perfect driving record with no claims ever. Shocked by this increase I went online to get some quotes for her car. The two sites I first visited were actually more expensive than our new rate, but then I found ( http://tinyurl.com/BestInsuranceQuotes ) I got a quote within minutes and ended up saving over $300 on our car insurance!
      john
      • 2 Years Ago
      well, she had to pick up her phone....it was ringing
      jbjg24m
      • 2 Years Ago
      good thing it wasn't anybody near when all that was happening
      hot momma
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ummm, ya think they might drug test her? No brake marks? She probably passed out.
      Brian Workman
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is an Allstate Insurance Commercial with a woman instead of the man!? Right!?? You know the Commercial where they say they're sorry, but we can't help you, or want you back as a customer!?
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