On May 4, MATCOM received a report of a single vehicle rollover near the intersection of Schrock Road and N. Infinite Road. Investigations revealed the driver of a 1996 Ford Explorer, with two passengers, lost control of the vehicle causing it to rollover multiple times before exiting the roadway. The driver and both passengers, a 36 year old woman and a 16 year old male were not wearing their seat-belts and were ejected from the vehicle. The 36 year old woman was pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS. The driver and the 16 year old male passengers were transported to the local hospital and are expected to live.
Report taken from Alaska State Troopers Dispatch.
Driving Safety Tips
Always buckle up before driving or riding in a car. This goes for everyone in the vehicle, whether you’re sitting in the front or the back.
Wear the lap belt low across the hips and below your stomach.
Wear the shoulder belt over your collarbone, away from your neck. It should cross over your chest. In most new cars, you can adjust shoulder belts to improve their height and fit.
A seat belt that works properly will keep you at a safe distance from the dashboard and the airbag. For more information about staying safe in a car with airbags, read our Airbag Safety Tips.
Children should never sit in the front passenger seat until they reach at least age 13.
If you’re pregnant and riding in a car, make sure the safety belt is snug against your hips. Loose belts can cause broken ribs or injuries to your belly. Never put a lap belt across your stomach when you’re pregnant.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Ringstad Law Office, P.C. to help you get the compensation you deserve.