Crash on Interstate 75 Ejects Child in Atlanta, Georgia (GA)
ATLANTA, GA- 11alive.com writes that a child was ejected from a vehicle in a severe crash that took place in Atlanta this week. Reports indicate that the car in which the child was traveling was heading north on Interstate 75 near Cleveland Avenue when the wreck occurred.*
The mother of the child and a two-year-old were also in the vehicle at the time, and both also sustained severe injuries. While reports do not state what caused the incident, it appears that the vehicle ultimately rolled over. The child who was ejected was transported to Egleston and is receiving treatment. The authorities have not released information regarding the condition of any of those injured in the incident.
The Insurance Information Institute writes that statistically, 83 percent of people totally ejected from vehicles in 2017 died from their injuries. The best way to lower the risk of being ejected in a crash is to wear a seatbelt. In just one year, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 lives in the United States. For front-seat passengers in cars, the risk of dying in a crash drops by 45 percent when a seatbelt is used. In light trucks, such as SUVs, the benefits of a seatbelt are even greater as they reduce the risk of death by about 60 percent. Child safety seats also save lives, and in 2017, an estimated 325 young children under five survived crashes because they were in child safety seats.
Vehicle occupant deaths are on the decline nationally. In 2018, the number of fatalities dropped by about 2.4 percent, from 37,473 deaths to 36,560. One likely reason for the decline is that newer cars have better safety features that are helping prevent crashes and reduce collision-related deaths and injuries.
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