In the state of Georgia, it is mandatory under law that the driver and the passengers riding in the front of a vehicle be wearing a seatbelt. According to the CDC, in 2015, a total of 22,441 passenger occupants were killed as the result of motor vehicle accidents. More than half of teens and adults in crashes during 2015 were unrestrained at the time of the crash. As the Canton Patch reports, one man is facing charges in which an accident led to the injury of two others, who were unrestrained at the time of the crash.
The crash occurred at around 3:10 p.m. on July 25th at the intersection of Upper Bethany Road at Damascus Road in Ball Ground.
According to the initial investigation, a white Ford Ranger failed to yield at the intersection and was hit by an oncoming black Chevy Silverado.
Kenneth Page, 37, was at the wheel of the Ford Ranger at the time of the accident. The Silverado, driven by 29-year-old Blake Sears, was forced off of the roadway where it overturned.
The Ranger also flipped and two passengers, 26-year-old Robert Jett and 37-year-old Sandra Potts, were ejected from the vehicle. Neither of the two passengers were wearing seatbelts.
Potts’ injuries were significant enough to require a life flight by helicopter to a local hospital. Jett was taken by ambulance to the hospital. His injuries were not life threatening. The driver and the passengers of the Silverado were all properly seatbelted and were not injured.
Williams is facing a litany of serious charges including DUI drugs, serious injury by motor vehicle, reckless driving, failure to stop at a stop sign, driving on a suspended license, driving without insurance, driving with no seatbelt, and driving an unsafe vehicle. He was booked into the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center on a bond of $23,136.
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