Navigation Links
Protecting Those Who Protect America... Border Patrol Agent Luis Pena Now Quadriplegic From 'Roof Crush' in Rollover
Date:5/29/2008

PHILADELPHIA, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It was around 8 PM on the evening of October 18, 2007 when Border Patrol Agent, Luis Pena Jr., was found by his partner in his Ford F-250 XL on the side of the road -- the victim of a rollover. Pena has no memory of that night and no memory at all of the eleven hours preceding the accident -- a phenomenon that has his doctors puzzled.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080529/DC23606 )

Pena was responding to a narcotics call in Sells, Arizona, an Indian reservation where horses and cattle roam freely. He considers the possibility that he may have tried to avoid hitting either a horse or cattle when his vehicle rolled over. As a result of injuries sustained in the rollover, his vertebrae was dislocated and his spinal cord, pulled out and partially ripped; rendering him a quadriplegic.

Luis Pena remarked on the similarities of his injuries to another quadriplegic victim of 'roof crush', Dr. David Garcia, who is scheduled to testify at the June 4th Senate Hearing on 'Roof Crush.' Both victims have the same level of injuries, right down to the placement of the scar on their heads where the A-pillar of their vehicle collapsed into them.

Luis Pena has a wife, Jennifer, and two children. Prior to becoming a Border Patrol Agent, he worked as a volunteer firefighter for the Warminster, PA Fire Department and as a police officer for the Amtrak Police Department. He also was summoned to New York to assist during the 9/11 attack on America.

"The auto industry," said Pena, "should put the same effort into reinforcing roofs and making vehicles safer as they do into making money. If they had been more responsible, maybe I would still be walking and a lot of other people would be alive."

Border Patrol Agents risk their lives on a daily basis; but an even greater danger looms when one of their SUVs overturns, as happens often. The care of 'roof crush' victims and the cost to taxpayers is $34 billion a year.

Jennifer and Luis Pena plan to attend the Senate Hearing on 'Roof Crush' scheduled for Wednesday, June 4th, from 10 to 11:30 AM in room 253 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. They also plan to participate in the June 3rd Press Conference from 10:30 to 11:30 AM outside the Russell Senate Office

Building hosted by People Safe in Rollovers Foundation.

Contact: Sabina Clarke

(215) 509-2345

cell (215) 908-7960


'/>"/>
SOURCE People Safe in Rollovers Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Honors Governor Phil Bredesen for Leadership in Protecting Tennesseans from Dangers of Tobacco Use
2. Workers With No Healthcare Protecting Kaiser Facilities, Security Contractor May Be Misleading Californias Largest Healthcare Provider
3. InsureMyTrip.Coms Travel Insurance Tips for Protecting Your Summer Vacation
4. CNA/NNOC Wins Key Legal Decision Protecting Right of Public Employees to Strike
5. Iridium(R) Satellite, ProtectingAmerica.org and the American Red Cross Partner to Educate First Responders on Importance of Testing Satellite Phones
6. Protecting Patient Images From Damage and Disaster
7. American Lung Association Applauds Energy and Commerce Committee for its Strong Commitment to Protecting Public Health From the Dangers of Tobacco
8. Anthem Blue Cross Announces Initiative Aimed at Preventing Serious Medical Errors; Company Committed to Protecting Members Health and Finances by Not Reimbursing Major Preventable Adverse Events
9. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin Announces Initiative Aimed at Preventing Serious Medical Errors; Company Committed to Protecting Members Health and Finances by Not Reimbursing Major Preventable Adverse Events
10. Independent Pharmacies Protecting You and Your Medications
11. Congressman Walberg Awarded for Protecting Medicare Choices
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as ... disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one of ... innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support ... your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Rockville, Maryland (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... a magnetic drug delivery system that we intend to develop to enable prevention ... regimens can lead to severe hearing loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health System ... of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired by ... Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief of the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), creator ... tool, and the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), an independent professional organization that ... new strategic alliance. , As CPEN’s strategic partner, HLI will help support ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... --  West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a ... today shared the results of a study highlighting the ... administration of polio vaccines. The study results were presented ... by Dr. Ondrej Mach , Clinical Trials and ... and recently published in the journal Vaccine. i ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... SEOUL, South Korea , Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... launched its next-generation CPR training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. ... of chest compression during cardiac arrests with better efficiency ... patient-mannequins. It also offers real-time feedback on efficacy of ... The crowdfunding campaign has a goal to raise ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... -- Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO ) ... , and named its founder as Diplomat,s chief information ... Tennessee , will operate under Diplomat subsidiary Envoy ... for health care partners to include IT outsourcing, consulting, ... "In an interoperable world, technology delivers comprehensive insight and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: