During a long road trip, a seatbelt can become an uncomfortable inconvenience. However, it is important to always wear your safety belt regardless of where you are sitting in a vehicle. Sitting in the back seat can be just as dangerous as the front if you are not wearing a seat belt. One Georgia couple lost their lives in an accident near the Grand Canyon due to a seatbelt problem as News 3 Las Vegas reports.
A crash earlier this month claimed the lives of a Georgia couple and seriously injured their children.
The incident occurred on Thursday, August 2nd, 2017 at about 1:10 p.m. on Diamond Bar Road, which is near Grand Canyon West.
A 2017 Nissan and a tractor trailer collided. In the vehicle were 60-year-old Karen Foxworth, who was driving, and 59-year-old Charles Foxworth, who was in the passenger seat of the vehicle.
The Mohave County Sheriff’s office reports that neither were wearing their seatbelts. Emergency crews were able to extract her from the vehicle. However, attempts to save her life were unsuccessful. He died at the scene. They were from Conyers, Georgia.
Also in the vehicle were 19-year-old Laura Foxworth and 23-year-old Charles Foxworth, both of McDonough. They were airlifted with serious injuries to UMC Trauma in Las Vegas.
According to the MCSO, the accident occurred when the Nissan failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle veered into the oncoming path of the tractor-trailer. The tractor-trailer was a gas tanker. It was empty at the time of the crash.
The driver of the tanker was taken to UMC after complaining of back pain.
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