Drugs and alcohol were likely factors in a collision west of Phoenix Tuesday morning that left two children in serious condition and injured a third.
Scott Blain Osgood, 52, of San Bernardino, Calif., was driving a rental box-truck along Interstate 10 west of Tonopah at about 10 a.m. Tuesday when he started traveling off the paved portion of the road.
He attempted to swerve back on the pavement, but overcorrected, resulting in the truck rolling into the median.
None of the five passengers were wearing seat belts.
All were ejected from the vehicle. The driver and a 29-year-old male passenger were injured, along with three children ages 3, 7 and 9. Two of the children were in serious condition and had to be airlifted to a Phoenix hospital.
There are a whole host of issues here. Drugs? Alcohol? Distractions? Inattention? Lack of seat belts? We have seen way too many of these accidents lately—particularly involving lack of seat belt use.
Did you know, as the driver of a vehicle, you are REQUIRED by Arizona law to make sure that all kids under the age of 16 are seat belted?
Even if you don’t cause the accident, if those kids are injured because they did not have their seat belts on, you can be held liable?
Come on everyone!! It is so basic and so simple.
Seat belts save lives and seat belts prevent serious injuries.
Mostly, seat belts keep the occupants inside the vehicle, and this itself can prevent serious injuries and death. BUCKLE UP ARIZONA!!