Lisa Norris Causey of Loris, SC 23-years old, died Monday morning after she was ejected from her vehicle during a single car accident. The accident occurred around 12:15 a.m. on S.C. 410 in Horry County. South Carolina Highway Patrol says that Causey was attempting a left turn when her 2009 Pontiac ran off the right-side of the road. The car flipped several times causing fatal injuries to the driver.
Seat belts are designed to hold you in place in the car's seat in the event of an accident. They reduce the risk of traumatic brain injury, ejection from the car, and most importantly death.
It is important that you and your passengers, especially children, are wearing seat belts properly. Seat belts should fit snugly over your hip bones, as opposed to your stomach. Also, shoulder straps are to be worn over the shoulder and not under the arm. This is the same for children; only shoulder straps should be adjusted, if possible, to the child's height.
Wearing your seat belt is one of the most important things you can do to save your life in the event of a car accident. As a matter of fact, 63% of people who are killed in car accidents were not wearing a seat belt.
Learn more about the importance of wearing a seat belt!