An American Falls man was killed in a fatal rollover car accident near Pocatello last week. Idaho State Police reported his vehicle went off the road toward the east side of Highway 39 and then rolled. The driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident and was ejected from the vehicle. Officials say he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Idaho Rules of the Road Regarding Seat Belt Use
Idaho law states any person riding in a vehicle that has seat belts is required to properly fasten their seat belt at all times when the vehicle is in motion. For more details and to read further about this law, please read our personal injury attorney accident blog post for Idaho Rules of the Road: Seatbelt Use.
How a Seat Belt Helps During a Car Crash
If those statistics were not convincing enough to always wear a seat belt in the car, here is how a seat belt helps during a car crash.
- A seat belt is designed to hold you in your seat in the event of a car accident. Although you may be flung forward from the force of a crash, the seat belt will absorb the force with little to no damage to you.
- Seat belts are connected to a retractor mechanism allowing you to move forward but restrain during a car accident.
- The protection of a seat belt allows you to remain in the vehicle during a crash. Persons ejaculated from the vehicle during a car accident are highly less likely to survive.
- While it is true seat belts can contribute to serious injury in a high impact crash, nearly all safety experts agree that buckling up will increase your chance of survival dramatically.
Car Accident Lawyers at Brent Gordon Law in Idaho Falls and Pocatello
When you’ve been injured in a car accident, contact the experienced and knowledgeable car accident attorneys of Brent Gordon Law Firm to handle your case. Our car accident lawyers believe every client deserves fair representation, not just big insurance companies with deep pockets. Contact our Idaho Falls law office at (208) 552-0467 or our Pocatello law office at (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation with an experienced car crash attorney.
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