Sept. 6, 2012
The importance of always wearing your seat belt was highlighted in Campbell County, Virginia, last week when a 17-year-old girl was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident. According to ABC 13 News, the crash happened Thursday on Gough Road.
Reports from ABC 13 News indicate that the teen victim was riding in a vehicle driven by a friend. As the pair headed down the road, an oncoming vehicle veered into their lane and ran their car off the road causing it to flip several times. Neither of the girls was wearing a seatbelt, and the teen victim was partially ejected from the car.
The driver of the car later said she looked in the passenger seat and didn’t see her friend. When she looked back, she saw the girl hanging out of the vehicle.
After being rushed to the hospital following the Roanoke car accident, doctors determined that the victim had crushed every bone in her face and cracked her skull. She has undergone two operations to prevent further brain injury and will face a long recovery process.
Research has shown that simply buckling up can reduce a motorists risk of death in the event of an accident by as much as 50 percent.
That is just one reason why the Roanoke Personal Injury Lawyers with the Skolrood Law Firm would like to ask that everyone to buckle their seatbelts every time they are riding in a car.