A Carthage, Illinois trucking accident occurred on July 3rd on Illinois 94 and left the truck driver with minor personal injuries resulting from the accident. The teenage driver was driving in Illinois 94 when for an unknown reason his truck left the highway and overturned before coming to a stop on the roof of the truck. According to The Whig, the driver was ticketed for failing to reduce speed in order to avoid a car accident and failing to wear a seat belt. To read more about this Illinois truck accident, please click on this link.
This accident involved a driver who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Luckily, he was not severely injured, but he would likely have been injured even less had he been wearing a seat belt. It is not only against the law to drive without a seat belt, but it can often mean the difference between suffering injuries in the event of a car accident and can even be the difference between life and death. Many people feel that because they are good drivers, or because they are only traveling a short distance, that they do not need to wear a seat belt. However, as Chicago accident attorneys remind readers, many accidents can occur very close to home on a short trip and no matter how safe of a driver you may be, there are others you may encounter on the road that are not as safe of drivers. Because you cannot be sure of what you will encounter while driving, it is important to always be safe and wear your seatbelt any time you are driving. In addition to always wearing a seat belt when you are driving, please make sure that any passengers are also buckled up so that they are protected in the event of a car accident.