A 25-year-old man from Middleburg, Florida (located approximately 30 minutes Southwest of Jacksonville) died Tuesday when he was involved in a collision with a truck. Around noon, his car rear-ended a tow truck on Southside Boulevard in Jacksonville.
The man was driving at a high rate of speed and was not wearing his seat belt when he collided with the rear of the tow truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The man was ejected from his vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
While it is not known if wearing a seatbelt would have prevented this man’s death, in all likelihood, it would have prevented his ejection, which presumably, was through the windshield. An ejection through a window causes devastating personal injuries, if not death. The need to always wear a seatbelt cannot be overstated.
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