Fourteen-Year-Old Suffers Severe Injuries in Stamford Collision
STAMFORD- The ncadvertiser.com writes that a severe collision occurred this week that left a young teenage boy in critical condition. The incident occurred on Webb’s Hill Road in the late afternoon. The victim was ejected from a 2005 Dodge Dakota that overturned. The driver of the vehicle, an eighteen-year-old boy, did not sustain any injuries in the wreck.*
Reports indicate that the boy was first taken to the Stamford Hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. Rather than improving, the child’s condition declined. Medical providers made the decision to transport the boy to the Yale New Haven medical facility and stated that he was in critical condition. According to the police, they suspect that the driver was speeding prior to the collision. Police are asking that witnesses contact officers with any information regarding the wreck.
Vehicle ejections frequently cause fatal injuries. According to statistics, about three-quarters of people who are thrown from their cars in a crash will die as a result. Ejections are one of the reasons that rollover collisions are so serious. About one-third of deadly accidents involve a vehicle overturning. However, only about three percent of all crashes involve a rollover. Unrestrained people are often ejected in a rollover crash.
The best way to prevent being thrown from a car in a crash is to use a seatbelt. Seatbelts greatly reduce the risk of dying in a vehicle collision. In addition to reducing the chances of an ejection, seatbelts work in conjunction with airbags to protect vehicle occupants. Without a seatbelt, the protective benefits of a car’s airbags are also compromised.
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Sources:https://www.ncadvertiser.com/policereports/article/14-year-old-seriously-injured-in-Stamford-crash-15077742.php and https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/seatbeltbrief/index.html and https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/02/rollover-101/index.htm
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