A fatal vehicle accident occurred in Alpine Township, Michigan around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday night. The accident took place when a 2001 GMC Yukon traveling westbound did not stop at a stop sign, causing the vehicle to strike a car that was traveling southbound. There were four passengers in the Yukon. One of them was a girl that was sitting in the passenger seat. When the collision occurred, she was ejected from the vehicle and passed away at the scene of the accident. She was not wearing her seatbelt. Emergency workers had to extricate the other driver after the accident occurred and was taken to receive medical attention for serious injuries. Other passengers from both vehicles involved in the accident were taken to receive care for minor injuries. Authorities are investigating the crash to determine a cause.
Drivers failing to stop at stop signs cause about 70,000 vehicle accidents every year. In addition, a person not wearing their seatbelt increases their chances of getting ejected from a vehicle during an auto accident by 30%. The chances of a person dying in a vehicle accident decreases by 45% when wearing a seatbelt.
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