Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death to people for people of every age and also causes millions of injuries each year. To prevent this, the simple act of buckling up with the seatbelt is considered one of the best ways to save lives and prevent injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that there were more than 2.3 million adult drivers and passengers treated in emergency departments as the result of being injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2009.
A woman died from a tragic Arizona rollover crash in Maricopa (ABC15 05/21/2011). The accident was caused by a two-vehicle collision. It happened just before midnight on northbound State Route 347 at mile marker 176.6. The two vehicles, a Toyota and a Chevrolet, were travelling next to each other when the Toyota sideswiped the Chevrolet. The Toyota regained control, but the Chevrolet went through the median and rolled over. The driver of the Chevrolet was ejected from the car and she died at the scene.
The government has been telling people that seatbelts save lives. Even some states are currently pushing seatbelt laws. This is because wearing a seatbelt can reduce serious injuries and deaths in crashes by 50%. One should not depend entirely on the presence of an airbag because it is not a substitute for the seatbelt. Therefore, seatbelts are encouraged on every trip, no matter how short. Everyone in the car should buckle up, even those who are in the backseat.
If you or a loved one was involved in a car crash, know your legal rights and options. You may call us at (480) 753-4534 for a free consultation.