Last Friday, three students on their last day of school died in an automobile accident while driving on I-295 in Duval County on the way to the beach. A tire separated on the Ford Explorer they were traveling in which caused the driver to lose control. The car flipped three times.
Sadly, eight of the students were not wearing seatbelts. All eight were ejected from the sport utility vehicle. In addition to the three that died, the other five were seriously injured. The only person wearing a seatbelt was treated and released.
As Jacksonville injury attorneys, we see this far too often for it to be a coincidence, especially when a vehicle rolls over as being ejected from a rolling vehicle almost always results in tragic injuries. Several blog entries on this site refer to other similar incidents. The importance of seatbelts cannot be overstated.
If you would like more information about the importance of seatbelts or about Florida law regarding seatbelt usage and personal injury claims, please contact our Jacksonville Florida Attorneys.