An auto-accident took place Thursday night on Highway 99 in Lane County, Oregon around 7:30. The accident took place when a driver lost control of his vehicle, causing him to cross into the lane of oncoming traffic, and collide with another vehicle. The driver, 22 years old, was reported to be unrestrained at the time of the accident. Tragically, he died at the scene. The driver of the second vehicle, 21 years old, was taken to receive medical care for her severe injuries.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the use of seatbelts saved the lives of around 13,941 occupants of passenger vehicles, ages five and older, in 2015. Not only do safety belts increase your chance of survival in an auto-accident by about 50%, but they are also required by law in all states except New Hampshire. While some states have mandatory safety belt laws regarding front-seat passengers only, it is important that every occupant of the vehicle rides restrained. Studies show that occupants who sit in the rear-seat of a vehicle are less likely than those who ride in the front-seat to wear seatbelts, but this increases their chance of injury or injuring another passenger in the case of an auto-accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto-accident, the Saint Louis personal injury attorneys of Meyerkord & Kurth can provide you with supreme legal assistance. With our team of attorneys by your side, your path to justice will be swift and simple. For more information, contact Meyerkord & Kurth today.