Two Killed in Limestone County Wreck in Huntsville, Alabama
HUNTSVILLE, AL- Waff.com writes that a three-vehicle crash took place over the weekend leading to two fatalities and leaving two other individuals with injuries. A 25-year-old driver and his 30-year-old passenger were killed in the crash. Reports indicate that neither had their seatbelt on at the time of the accident.*
The deceased driver was traveling in a 2007 Buick sedan and struck the other vehicles, a pickup truck and an ambulance. According to officials, the ambulance was not in service at the time. Two people in the ambulance were injured, and the people in the pickup truck were not harmed.
State Troopers are still investigating the cause of the crash.
One of the best ways to reduce a person’s risk of death or serious injury is to use a seatbelt. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2018, 89.6 percent of people in the United States were using seatbelts regularly. In 2017 alone, about 14,955 people survived accidents because they buckled up.
While close to 90 percent of people use their seatbelts, 47 percent of those killed in 2017 were not using their seatbelts. The NHTSA estimates that universal seatbelt use would have saved another 2,549 lives in 2017.
Failing to use a seatbelt increases the risk of being ejected from a vehicle. Vehicle ejections are nearly always deadly. Other safety features, such as airbags, are not effective when occupants are not buckled up. In fact, failing to use a seatbelt can mean the person ends up in an unexpected position, and the airbag can become a liability rather than a safety feature. Using a seatbelt reduces the risk of dying in a car crash by 45 percent in a sedan, and 60 percent in a light truck.
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