Sunday, November 29, 2009
The article "Six Teens Hurt in Crash Near Rifle", talks about 6 teenagers speeding on I-70 when the driver, Juan Moreno-Zavala, age 17, lost control of the car, went through a deer fence and became air born. Two of the passengers ages 15 and 16 were able to go home with minor injuries, but the other 4 passengers were airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. Police believe the only two people wearing their seat belts were the 16 and 15 yr olds. As tragic as this was, I was not surprise to learn the passengers wearing their seat belts were able to walk away from the accident. Two years ago, a women under the influence of drugs, ran a red light, broadsiding my mom's explorer. Her Explorer rolled once, coming to rest on the adjacent sidewalk. My mom suffered minor injuries as was able to come home from the hospital later that night because she was wearing her seat belt. This story is another reminder of how important wearing a seat belt is.