July 12, 2009 – Alexander C. Howe, 29, of Ipswich, Massachusetts, is in serious condition after a single car accident in that town early Thursday morning. Howe was ejected from his 1996 Volkswagen sedan, after leaving the road and crashing into a tree, according to police reports. The car then struck a parked truck and crashed into a garage. Local police continue to investigate the accident.
According to police, Howe was not wearing a seatbelt and was speeding at the time of the crash. He was unconscious when first responders arrived at the scene and was taken by ambulance to Beverly Hospital. Thereafter, he was transported to Beth Israel for further treatment and apparently remains in critical condition.
In the last two weeks there have been not less than four motor vehicle accidents in which occupants suffered life threatening injuries or death as the result of ejections, which inevitably are the result of a choice not to utilize seatbelts. The statistics are overwhelming about the increased risks associated with accidents, where it is reported that seatbelts, mandatory in Massachusetts and most other states, are not used.
Source: Gloucester Times
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