One of the things that cannot be reiterated enough is that seat belts are life savers. Not only that, in Georgia, people in the front seats and passengers younger than 8 years old are required to wear a seatbelt. Seat belts reduce serious injury and death in serious auto accidents by about half. Young adults were less likely to wear seat belts than those in older age groups. Men are also less likely to wear seat belts than women. People who live in more rural areas were less likely to wear seat belts than people who lived in metropolitan areas. The Gwinnett Daily Post reports on an 8-year-old boy who was critically injured while not wearing his seatbelt.
On Monday morning, Gwinnett Police responded to 911 calls regarding a 2-vehicle accident in front of Ivy Creek Elementary School.
The accident happened at about 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Ridge Road and South Puckett Road.
According to the report, a 32-year-old woman was traveling east on South Puckett Road when another vehicle, driven by 78-year-old Mun Seo, proceeded into the intersection. The woman was unable to stop her vehicle in time and hit Seo’s car.
Mr. Seo’s car, a Kia, was spun around, causing an 8-year-old passenger to be ejected. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
Inside the woman’s car were also a 3-year-old child and an infant. Neither were injured. The woman took herself to the hospital at a later time to be examined.
Seo was not injured in the accident.
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