Buckle Up – It Can Save Lives.

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Once again I am compelled to blog about the importance of fastening our seat belts. Again today in the StarTribune there was a report on a car accident up north. This was a single car accident, and both of the occupants, a husband and wife, were killed. Click on the link to see the article:

Itasca County Rollover Accident

Neither the husband and nor the wife were wearing seat belts. It is described as an airborne rollover accident. A few years ago I witnessed just such an accident on Highway 35 coming into the metro area up near Forest Lake. The car in front of me over corrected on a snowy evening and hit the ditch causing it to go airborne. I immediately stopped, and ran to the upside down car while dialing 911. When I got to the car, I saw the driver hanging upside down with her seat belt on, holding her in place. I saw no blood, and asked her if she was all right. She said “I think so”; and once the first responders arrived it was determined she had no injuries. What would have happened to her if she did not have her seat belt on?


About Jon P. Erickson

Jon Erickson is Of-Counsel at BGS and the Practice Group Leader for Consumer law (PI, Family, Wills/Estate Planning and Criminal Defense). Jon has been the recipient of honors and awards as a criminal defense specialist; including the highest rating given by a national publication, a “Super Lawyer” designation. In January 2012, Jon was named a Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. This certified specialist designation is earned by less than 3% of all Minnesota licensed attorneys.

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