A fatal car accident near Aberdeen, Idaho has claimed a life. The crash occurred late Tuesday night when a 2004 Hyundai Accent was traveling southbound on State Highway 39. The driver lost control of the vehicle, and it rolled off the right shoulder off the roadway. Neither the driver nor his passenger were wearing their sea belts, and both were ejected from the vehicle during the crash. Both the driver and passenger were transported via ambulance to Power County Hospital in American Falls. The driver is in critical condition while the passenger died at the hospital.
Wearing a seat belt while driving is one of the easiest ways to prevent injury or fatality. We have posted other blog posts which outline the importance of wearing a seatbelt and Idaho’s seat belt laws. However, as a reminder, the CDC calculates that a total of 21,022 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2014, and more than half of these deaths were people who were unrestrained at the time of the crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic totalities feels in 2014 from the previous year, but 2015 has shown a troubling increase in the total number of fatalities. According to predictions, 2015 fatality estimates are up to 8.1 percent higher than the same point last year. These troubling statistics are a call to action to exercise caution while driving and increase efforts to reduce risk and combat threats to safety. While technology innovations have improved vehicle safety, behavioral safety is now of primary concern. Wearing a seatbelt is an astoundingly easy way to make sure you and your passengers avoid death during a rollover crash.
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