A two vehicle car wreck has claimed the life of Merilyn Boyd of Brundidge, Alabama (Pike Co.). According to an article by Matt Elofson in the Dothan Eagle, the traffic accident occurred on Coffee County Road 114 when Ms. Boyd lost control of her 2011 Dodge Intrepid. Ms. Boyd’s vehicle went off the roadway and then she over corrected causing her vehicle to go into opposite lane of travel and strike a truck being driven by Thomas Lavendar of Brundidge. Ms. Boyd suffered fatal injuries in this accident.
The investigation into this Alabama car accident indicates Ms. Boyd was not wearing her seatbelt. Recent Alabama car crash statistics show that seatbelts save lives. According to these numbers, you are twice as likely to die in a wreck if you are not wearing your seatbelt. In 2009, 240 people were killed in Alabama automobile accidents who were wearing lap and shoulder belts. However, 515 people were killed in Alabama motor vehicle accidents in 2009 who were not wearing any type of seatbelt. Please Buckle Up!
For more information on seat belt safety visit the National Safety Council’s website.