Two unrelated Central Florida auto accidents yesterday resulted in the deaths of two men, ages 27 and 51.
In Lake County a 27 year-old hit a pickup when he veered into the path of on-coming traffic. The impact turned his Camaro around, facing the opposite direction. It was reported that the driver of the Camaro was not wearing his seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene. The two victims in the pickup, who were wearing their seatbelts, were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.
A 51 year-old man from Kissimmee died when he turned left in front of a truck. The truck crashed into the driver’s side of the vehicle, killing the driver. It was reported he was wearing his seatbelt but died from the injuries sustained in the accident.
While these accidents show that seatbelts cannot protect you in all car crashes, you give yourself a much better chance if you buckle up every time you into a vehicle, either as a driver or a passenger.