Idaho State Police reported a fatal semi truck accident in Meridian on Interstate 84. A vehicle traveling westbound struck the back of a semi truck then struck the barrier in the median. Officials said the driver of car that hit the semi truck was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. The driver succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the semi truck accident. The driver of the semi truck was not injured. Traffic of the two left lanes were blocked for about two and a half hours while crews worked to clear the accident. Idaho State Police are still investigating this semi truck accident.
Seatbelts Save Lives, Here’s Why
If those statistics were not convincing enough to always wear a seatbelt in the car, here is how a seatbelt helps during a car crash.
- A seatbelt is designed to hold you in your seat in the event of a car accident. Although you may be flung forward from the force of a crash, the seatbelt will absorb the force with little to no damage to you.
- Seatbelts are connected to a retractor mechanism allowing you to move forward but restrain during a car accident.
- The protection of a seatbelt allows you to remain in the vehicle during a crash. Persons ejaculated from the vehicle during a car accident are highly less likely to survive.
- While it is true seatbelts can contribute to serious injury in a high impact crash, nearly all safety experts agree that buckling up will increase your chance of survival dramatically.
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