Blowout Leads To Driver’s Death In Fort Worth
All across the state of Texas, signs are posted on the sides of highways, freeways, and interstates, saying “Click it or Ticket,” a funny and catchy way to kindly remind Texas drivers to wear their seat belts at all times. Other, slightly more direct but equally comical, signs say, “Don’t Mess With Texas,” reminded Texas motorists that the law will not bend for those that ignore the seatbelt law, among other traffic safety laws, such as the prohibition of drinking and driving.
These signs may be funny and playful. But the message behind them is deadly serious. If you drive without a seatbelt you’re putting your life at risk. Even relatively minor accidents, accidents that might otherwise be harmless, can prove fatal when you’re not buckled in.
Take this recent example from Fort Worth. According to this report from CBS DFW, a driver lost control of his vehicle and died in the accident. This crash happened last Tuesday at about 12:30 in the afternoon. The car was traveling in the southbound lane of SH 360 at FAA Boulevard in far East Fort Worth when it apparently had a blowout, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, slamming it into the median.
Because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt, he was ejected from the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Would he have survived if he were buckled in? We can’t say for sure. But we do know that his smashing through the windshield is what ended his life. What a powerful reminder to “click it or ticket”!