Pieces of a sedan involved in a recent car accident were strewn across the highway and into the median as crews attempted to clean up the scene. The single car accident resulted in the death of the woman driving the vehicle and the hospitalization of her husband, who was also in the vehicle at the time, reports a witness.
The woman briefly lost control of her SUV; it is unknown what caused her to swerve to the side of the road and hit the guardrail. After attempting to correct the course of the vehicle, the woman overcorrected and caused the vehicle to roll. Because SUVs are more top heavy than sedans, they are much more likely to the roll when they change direction suddenly.
The woman was thrown from the vehicle as it rolled because she was not wearing her seatbelt at the time. The woman’s husband was also not wearing his seatbelt but he remained with the vehicle as it rolled although his body did partial leave the SUV. This situation exemplifies the importance of wearing seatbelts, explains a policeman.