Our TPP sources tell us that its protocol is often to disassemble cars involved in fatal or major injuries to determine the cause of the crash. It's a 3-week process … weekly car splitting and 2-3 weeks evaluating evidence and writing a report.
Our law enforcement sources say … the end result may be a recommendation from the CHP to the state legislature to require car companies that customize and restore classic vehicles to have seat belts installed, even if it deviates from the original vehicle. In the case of Kevin, Barracuda was in 1970, when no demolition was required .
As one CHP source told us, even if there are mechanical problems with the car that caused the crash, the seat belt could have prevented or minimized serious back injuries Kevin and the driver were injured .
We are told that the CHP does not care if the car is not properly restored. The CHP has actually pushed legislation on salvaged cars that have been dangerously recovered … and now these cars need to be inspected by the department
CHP has offices in the state capital of Sacramento and a department. employees work closely with legislators to enforce vehicle safety laws. They tell us The Kevin crash along with other similar crashes involving classic cars could mean in the future … each of these cars should be equipped with a belt that can prevent major injuries and death.