Lack Of Seat Belts in Car Crash Kills Three, Injures One

by Staff Blogger | May 31st, 2012

May 31, 2012

A four-vehicle collision in Franklin County, Virginia, killed three people earlier this month. According to WSLS 10 News, the accident occurred on Saturday, May 5, just before 9:00 p.m. along Route 220, near Boones Mill.

Virginia State Police stated that the 52-year-old driver of a 1992 Dodge pickup truck was traveling in the wrong direction along the highway when he collided head-on with a 2004 Chrysler Sebring driven by a 60-year-old man from Rocky Mount. Two vehicles that were traveling behind the Sebring moments before the initial collision were unable to stop and also collided with the wreckage from the first accident.

The driver of the Dodge pickup truck was not wearing a seatbelt and was declared dead by a medical examiner at the scene. Also not properly restrained in the accident was the driver of the Chrysler and his 26-year-old son. Both men were also declared dead at the scene.

A 46-year-old woman who was involved in the secondary crash suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers with the Skolrood Law Firm say that this Virginia Car Accident highlights the importance of always buckling up your seatbelt before the vehicle moves. The firm would also like to remind parents of the importance of making sure your children are properly restrained in a child safety seat any time they ride in a vehicle.