In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have estimated that among those ages 5 – 34, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death. Every day, people are being brought into emergency departments to be treated for injuries from crashes.
In Tempe, 2 pregnant women were involved in an Arizona car crash (ABC15 06/16/2011). The crash occurred when one of the pregnant women pulled out of a private drive into traffic, and it collided with a sedan. The sedan was driven by a man, with a pregnant woman in the passenger seat. Both women were then transported to local hospitals. The driver of the sedan was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Injuries from motor vehicle crashes in Arizona can be prevented, especially if pregnant women are involved. When driving, always wear a seat belt to reduce the chances of having serious injuries in case of a motor vehicle crash. Pregnant women in Arizona should always wear their seat belts to protect themselves and their unborn child. The driver’s seat back should be moved as far back as possible because there should be at least 10 inches between the center of the chest and the steering wheel. Even if the car has a prebuilt air bag, one shouldn’t depend entirely on the air bag for protection. The air bag was made to work with the seatbelt, and not alone.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Arizona, you may call us for a free consultation at (602) 457-6222. We are car accident claim lawyers in Phoenix and we may be able to help.