WHP Shares Instance of Seat Belts Saving Lives
With the large number highway fatalities reported so far this year, the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) is pointing to one example in which seat belts and airbags played a major role in the survival of those involved.
At around 8:40 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, troopers were dispatched to a near head-on collision on U.S. 85 in Goshen County.
According to a WHP press release, a Nissan Altima was traveling south on U.S. 85 near the intersection of WY-152. A Chevrolet S-10 pulled into the path of the Nissan, causing the vehicles to collide.
“While the vehicles sustained substantial damage, occupants form both vehicles received minor injuries,” according to the press release. “Seat belts and airbags played a significant role in the survival of all occupants.”
No further information was provided on the condition of those involved. Unsafe turning is being investigated as a contributing factor in the crash.
The WHP would like to encourage all motorists to use seat belts.
“Seat belts can help drivers and passengers from being ejected during a crash, and statistics have shown seat belts save thousands of lives each year,” according to the WHP release.