Six men died yesterday in a collision between a pickup and a semi on I-94 in North Dakota. It is believed that the accident was due to road conditions and perhaps excessive speed. It is also believed that none of the men in the pickup had on seatbelts.
Come on folks – this is a no brainer – wear your seatbelts. We can do nothing about the weather and North Dakota road conditions can get the best of you even when you are driving with utmost caution, but there is no excuse for increasing the potential of serious injury or death by not buckling up.
Six lives lost the day after Christmas…six families’ shattered. What a horrible waste. We will be left to wonder whether any of those men would be alive today had they been wearing seatbelts.
Please wear your seatbelt each and every time you get in a vehicle. Don’t let others ride in your vehicle if they don’t wear seatbelts. The research has been done and the evidence is in – seatbelts save lives! Don’t end up on the wrong side of the statistics – be smart, be safe, be alive after an accident.
Day one thousand two hundred and sixty-nine of the new forty – obla di obla da