In the state of Georgia, front seat passengers are required to wear a safety belt or get a citation. According to the CDC, seat belts are instrumental in saving lives, reducing the risk of serious injury and death in an accident by half. While airbags provide added protection, they are no substitution for seat belts. Having both an airbag and a secured seat belt provides the best protection. Fox 5 Atlanta reports on an accident where two children were ejected from a vehicle.
Two Sandtown Middle School students received life-threatening injuries after being involved in an accident in front of the school.
It is not clear if the two students, a male and a female, were related or were simply just classmates.
Both were ejected from the vehicle and were rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital.
Of the two Toyotas that were involved in the accident, authorities have not said which one the two students were riding inside. However, a silver Toyota at the scene had its back windshield broken out.
Sharia Brown and her daughter Devyn Benton were among those caught in the ensuing traffic jam caused by the accident. She spoke about the accident and said that one thing hit home with her.
“I’m always going to wear my seatbelts and please let your children know to always keep their seatbelts on for safety reasons,” said Devyn Benton.
Fulton County Police are still investigating the accident to determine if any charges will be filed.
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