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Colorado Couple Suffers Injury in Vehicle Accident, Fire

By Timothy Bussey on July 19, 2012

A Colorado couple was injured in a car accident that set their vehicle on fire, but they survived thanks to their seat belts, according to a recent article in the New York Daily News. The pair was commended by the Avon Police Department for their decision to wear seat belts on that fateful day.

The accident occurred as the couple, a 24-year-old and a 26-year-old, was riding in their car near Interstate 70. As they passed under the freeway, a semi truck that had lost control on the road above smashed through the guardrail and fell over the side of the overpass, landing on the couple’s car. The pair was able to pull themselves free of the wreckage and move to safety, although the woman had a severe leg injury that left her temporarily unable to walk. Although both are still processing psychological trauma from the accident, they remain optimistic.

According to the Avon Police Department, the accident could easily have killed one or both of the pair if they had not been wearing their seat belts at the time. The department honored them both with certificates at a recent ceremony as part of its “Saved by the Belt” campaign, which is aimed at encouraging seat belt use.

Seat belts are an easy way to reduce the risk of serious injury or death in a wide range of possible crashes, but they are not foolproof. If you have been injured in a Colorado car accident, an experienced Colorado Springs car accident attorney at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. can help. Call us today at (719) 475-2555 for a free telephone consultation.


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