While truck accidents seem to be all too frequent, especially in Illinois and throughout the Chicagoland area, and that we may not be able to prevent others from being negligent, there are things we can do to protect ourselves and less the danger that others' negligence poses to our safety. One of the best ways to do this is by wearing out seat belts so that we can be secure and safe in our vehicles. In these situations, even when we can do nothing to stop other drivers from being reckless, a safety belt can offer us some protection and save our lives.
When drivers and passengers fail to wear seat belts, they are much more vulnerable to the dangers around them, especially the potential for injury and death in a motor vehicle accident. According an article by the Quad-City Times, one person died and another was injured in a single truck accident in Woodhull on Interstate 74. According to preliminary reports by the state police, the truck veered and left the right side of the road for reasons unknown. The truck traveled into the east ditch and rolled over. Both occupants were transported to the local hospital where the driver was later pronounced dead. Police have reported that the driver was not wearing a seat belt, which could have contributed to his death. The accident still remains under investigation.