Seatbelts play a prime role in preventing ejections in crashes. The great majority of people who are ejected are typically not wearing seat belts. SUVs and vehicles that have sun and moon roofs are particularly risky, especially in rollover crashes. The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports on a Cobb County family that has been devastated by a rollover crash that killed the two youngest family members.
17-year-old Jessica Wolwark was driving a Chevrolet northbound on I-85 when the SUV overturned for unknown reasons. The incident occurred at about 5:45 a.m. Saturday morning in Anderson County, South Carolina. The family was headed to a Wofford College summer camp.
Wolwark’s younger brother and sister were not wearing seatbelts and died from their injuries after being ejected. Wolwark and her mother, Natalia Anggraeni, were both wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
Anggraeni is suffering from a broken neck and several broken ribs. She is in and out of consciousness and although she has been told of her children’s deaths, she still asks for her children.
Wolwark has torn ligaments in her arm but is expected to be released soon from the hospital.
The two deceased siblings, Nate and Kirana Wolwark, attended Palmer Middle School and Harrison High School. Kirana recently finished her freshman year and Nate had just completed 6th grade.
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