Newsok.com is reporting that three Iowa citizens are dead and four other people were taken to area hospitals as a result of a roll over crash on I-35 in Noble County. The story reports that
Five of the seven people in the SUV, including the driver’s two sons, were thrown from the vehicle.
While our prayers are with the families of those in this accident, this accident illustrates the fact that seatbelts can save lives. I’m still astonished that people fail to wear seatbelts. As an Oklahoma personal injury lawyer I see far too many accidents like this where people are thrown from a vehicle because they weren’t wearing a seatbelt. Currently, our laws do not allow seat belt usage to be presented to the jury but that is about to change November 1, 2009.
Nonetheless, it’s a hard lesson to learn the importance of seatbelt usage via someone’s death. So buckle up Oklahoma.