Seatbelts will not always prevent a person from being ejected from a vehicle during a particularly violent crash, but not wearing a seatbelt increases the risk of being ejected. The risk of being ejected goes up even further for vehicles that have a sunroof or a moonroof, or during rollover crashes. WSB Radio reports on a police chase that ended with the passenger in the suspect vehicle being ejected.
The incident occurred on September 2nd at about 2:00 a.m. This is when an Atlanta Police officer attempted to make a traffic stop involving a 2010 Nissan Altima which was traveling on the southbound downtown connector. When the driver of the Nissan refused to stop, a pursuit ensued.
The officer requested assistance from the Georgia State Patrol.
The vehicle exited the interstate at Fulton Street and then reentered at the same location. The vehicle then exited to North Druid Hills Road heading northbound.
There, the driver lost control of the vehicle while attempting to negotiate a curve. The vehicle went through the guardrail and then into an embankment. The accident ejected one of the passengers.
She was identified as 25-year-old Jazmin Jeanty and pronounced dead at the scene.
According to Jeanty’s mother, she had been a member of the National Guard before a health issue forced her to leave the service.
30-year-old Jaron Hester was identified as the driver and 26-year-old Alivia Stiggers was another passenger in the vehicle. Both were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.
The GSP is investigating the accident.
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