Sealbelts prove to be life-saving in second rollover crash
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - For a second time in one day, seatbelts protected a young family during a serious rollover accident on Interstate 10.
Emergency personnel from the Northwest Fire District responded to a single-vehicle rollover on I-10, west of the Marana Road exit, just before 2:00 p.m. Saturday, according to Adam Goldberg with Northwest Fire.
Goldberg tells KGUN9 that a woman around the age of 20-years-old was riding with her three sons, all between the ages of two-years-old and eight-years-old, when she lost control of the vehicle and rolled off of I-10 on the frontage road.
All of the occupants were wearing seatbelts or proper car seat restraints, which protected everyone in the car and kept them from suffering major injuries, Goldberg said.
As a precaution, the occupants were transported to University of Arizona Medical Center, according to Goldberg.
Goldberg says this is the second major rollover on I-10 today in which seatbelts contributed to the safety and wellbeing of the individuals involved in the crash.
At around 7:00 a.m. Saturday, several people called 9-1-1 to report a single-vehicle rollover accident on eastbound I-10, west of Kino Parkway, according to Capt. Jeff Langejans with the Tucson Fire Department.
Langejans said a thirteen-year-old boy was lying outside of the car when a responding officer first got on scene. A sixteen-year-old girl and the children's mother was still inside the vehicle.
There was significant damage to the vehicle, but because all of the passengers were wearing seatbelts, they only sustained minor injuries, Langejans said.
At this time, the Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating the cause of the second vehicle rollover in Marana.
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