The Hale Law Firm Personal Injury Attorney Comments on Car Accident
Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2013 – An auto accident in Dallas, Texas, on Interstate 35 claimed the lives of two men who were thrown from the vehicle. Both men and a third passenger were wearing seat belts at the time.
“While seatbelt use has proven to prevent a significant number of serious injuries and deaths when there is an accident, in this case, the seatbelts may not have adequately restrained the men inside the vehicle,” commented Waxahachie personal injury attorney John Hale.
The fatal single-car accident occurred on June 5th on a southbound service road around 6 a.m. According to the investigation, a tire on the SUV blew out, which caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The SUV veered off the road, hit a road sign, struck a pole and traveled across three lanes of traffic before stopping.
There were three passengers, two men and a woman: the two men were ejected from the SUV, and one of the men ejected was then hit by a passing vehicle. The two men were declared dead at the scene. According to reports, the female passenger was treated and released from the hospital, suffering only minor cuts and bruises. According to investigators, alcohol and drug-use were not being investigated as part of the incident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration “Traffic Safety Facts 2008 Data – Occupant Protection,” wearing a lap/shoulder seat belt can reduce the incidence of fatal injury to a front-seat passenger car occupant by as much as 45 percent and reduces the risk of moderate-to-critical injury by as much as 50 percent.
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