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This accident photo shows why seat belts are important

Khaleej Times 2018-10-10 13:47:22

Wearing seat belts proved to be a live-saver for four people after they met with a deadly road accident involving three vehicles in Arizona.

When firefighters rushed to the scene, they were shocked at gravity of the crash that led a white pickup van to go airborne before landing on top of a red sedan as a result of collision with an oncoming black car. 

According to a report in CNN, the woman who was driving the white pickup told local officials she was northbound on Williamson Valley Road when a black truck traveling in the same direction in the lane next to her made contact, causing her to lose control.

This led her to swerve into oncoming traffic on the southbound lanes and hit a black car.

Such was the impact that her truck flipped through the air and landed on top of the red sedan causing extensive damage.

Fortunately, two people in the red car and one each in the black car and white truck escaped unharmed, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.

In a press release, officials said: "All the people involved were wearing their seat belts. This is the second accident this week where the use of seatbelts has helped avert a tragedy and firefighters would once again like to remind everyone that the use of this simple device saves lives daily."

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