One person is dead single-vehicle wreck that occurred last week about two miles north of Dodge City. According to the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, the car accident took place on April 22 at approximately 4:40 p.m. on Interstate 65 near Alabama 69.
According to deputies, Jorden Danielle Roberson, 27, of Crane Hill, was driving a 2015 Cadillac ATS when her car left the road, overturned and ejected her. Roberson was pronounced dead at the scene. She reportedly was not wearing a seatbelt. The accident remains under investigation.
How wearing a seatbelt saves lives
People often hear safety warnings that are always repeating how important it is to wear a seat belt. Sadly, those who didn’t follow the advice sometimes don’t get a second chance.
The fact is, statistics prove that wearing a seatbelt literally saves lives. Seatbelts not only reduce the number of fatalities in a car accident, but also reduce the severity of the injuries. Although seatbelt use across the United States was reported at 90.7% in 2019, there are still too many deaths that occur from people not using a seatbelt. Of the 22,215 passenger vehicle fatalities from that year, 47% were not wearing seatbelts.
There has also been a rise in distracted and risky driving behaviors in 2020, including driving without a seatbelt, that suggests that these habits may be contributing to the severity of injury and death in traffic accidents recently.
People often believe that an airbag will protect them from injury if they decide not to wear a seatbelt, or that they don’t need to wear one for a quick drive not far from home, or when driving slowly. Most fatalities happen within 25 miles of home, however, ad with speeds of under 25 mph.
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious wreck
When a serious motor vehicle accident happens, it changes everything in the blink of an eye. There are significant financial and emotional costs in a serious vehicle accident that will not heal for a long time. The crash victims and their families must deal with medical treatment or rehabilitation, and it can be challenging to get insurance companies that delay or deny claims to pay out the needed compensation.
If the accident was caused by the negligence of another driver, it can help a lot to find the legal strategy to get the maximum financial compensation for your claim the help of experienced legal counsel serving Cullman and surrounding areas.