An Idaho Falls man injured in car accident from not wearing a seatbelt was taken to the hospital by ground ambulance recently. The Idaho Falls man drove of the left shoulder on US26 and collided with a manure spreader. Idaho State Police say the injuries were likely incurred from the driver failing to wear a seatbelt. Officials as well as Brent Gordon Law, would like to remind drivers to wear a seatbelt and be an alert driver. This crash is still under investigate.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car crashes are a leading cause of death for persons who have died before the age of thirty. More than 90 people were killed in a car accident every day in 2009. However, also in 2009, almost 13,000 people were said to be saved because they were wearing a seatbelt. If everyone had worn a seatbelt that year nearly 4,000 lives would have been saved.
How a Seatbelt Helps During a Car Crash
If those statistics were not convincing enough to always wear a seatbelt in the car, here is how a seatbelt helps during a car crash.
- A seatbelt 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 seatbelt will absorb the force with little to no damage to you.
- Seatbelts are connected to a retractor mechanism allowing you to move forward but restrain during a car accident.
- The protection of a seatbelt 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 seatbelts 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.
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