Car Accidents: How Important are Seat Belts?

Sadly, on August 14, a woman was killed when a car overturned on Interstate 65 in Nashville and she was thrown from the vehicle. Photo of car accident responders

According to WKRN-TV, the crash occurred near the Rosa L. Parks exit at around 3:30 a.m. The woman who was killed, 29, was allegedly not wearing a seat belt. It remains unclear what caused the accident and it remains under investigation.

Traffic was closed on the roadway for several hours so that officials could investigate the scene. Police said blood samples would be tested to check for alcohol and drug content. The vehicle involved in the accident reportedly slid down an embankment and was later found upside down.

Wearing a Seat Belt Can Save Your Life

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, car accidents are a leading cause of death for those ages 1-54 in the U.S., as many adults admit to not using seat belts on all trips.

The agency reports that seat belt use could potentially reduce the number of serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about half. Keep this in mind—even for short trips, a seat belt can make a big difference. In many fatal accidents, victims die because they are thrown from vehicles, or they hit the dashboard or steering wheel. This is why Tennessee has Click It or Ticket laws, and drivers who are caught not wearing seat belts can face fines.

Unfortunately, even when people make the decision to wear a seat belt, they can still be harmed by the negligence of other drivers. If you are injured or a reckless driver has killed your loved one, talk to our Nashville car accident lawyers about your legal rights.

For more information about how we have helped car accident victims, visit our verdicts and settlements page.

“And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.” Ephesians 5:2

Source: http://wkrn.com/2015/08/14/woman-ejected-from-vehicle-killed-in-crash-on-i-65-south/



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