Posted on March 12, 2018
A 42-year-old man named Toby S. Foust was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Ottawa County, Oklahoma. When Foust was traveling westbound, his pickup truck ran off the road, swerving back and forth until it eventually crashed. The truck rolled three times before it came to rest. When emergency services arrived at the scene, they pronounced Toby S. Foust dead. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
The Importance of Seatbelt Use
In many of the news articles we shared this week, there is a trend that we would like to draw your attention to. Many of the people involved in fatal crashes were not wearing seatbelts at the time of their accidents. Of all these serious accidents, many lives could have been saved if the drivers or passengers had worn their seatbelts. This is due to the fact that, when they are not worn, it is more likely that a driver will be ejected from their vehicle. Being ejected from the vehicle happens in about 25% of all accidents, which is a scary statistic.
In some states, there are laws that people must abide by where everyone in the vehicle must be restrained in a seatbelt; however, these laws are not always followed. In the case of Toby S. Foust and many other victims, a seatbelt might have prevented a deadly crash. At the McGuire Law Firm, we care about your case and your safety. We want the best for you so if you have been injured in an accident or a loved one lost your life, call us as soon as possible. You can reach us at 888-352-0624.