SAGE, California (RIVERSIDE COUNTY)—The driver of a vehicle was seriously injured after they were ejected from their vehicle after crashing into a fence Sunday afternoon.
According to a Riverside County Fire Department official, six fire fighters reported to the crash at 1:04 p.m. in the 31400 block of Coralee Lane in Sage. The motorist suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to an area hospital, said officials.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash and investigators are trying to determine the cause of the accident, said a fire department spokesperson.
“Victims who are ejected from a vehicle in a collision typically suffer severe injuries or even worse, death,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm. “Taking small precautions such as wearing a seatbelt, placing children in child seats or booster seats and reducing speed can help prevent this from happening.”
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that seat belts are effective in preventing total ejections. NHTSA data from 2006 shows that 1 percent of people wearing seat belts were ejected from a vehicle compared with 31 percent of unbelted people.
Sports Utility Vehicles have the highest fatalities of unrestrained ejections and data shows that children are most likely to be ejected in car crashes, the NHTSA reports.
To help prevent ejections, the NHTSA recommends making sure all passengers in the vehicle have their seat belts on. In 2008, more than 13,000 lives were saved nationwide because passengers had buckled up.
For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients who were injured in serious traffic accidents or have lost a loved one. Our law firm has a proven track record supported by settlements ranging from several thousand dollars to millions.
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