In June 2009, the “Florida Safety Belt Law” went in to effect. Not wearing a seat belt can be detrimental to your health and determine how badly you get injured or killed in a car accident. Not only is it a law in Florida, and most other states, it is for your own safety.
On Wednesday, a Flagler Beach woman was ejected from her car when she lost control of her vehicle. Sarah Namdar- Yeganeh, 28, was speeding North down Interstate 95, about 2 miles South of state road 100, when she got behind a car driven by Melody Travers. Sarah was going too fast and tried to swerve out of the lane so she wouldn’t hit Melody’s car; that is when Sarah lost control of her vehicle and hit a call box, swerved back on to the road, crossing three lanes, hit a guardrail and the car rolled several times.
Melody was wearing her seat belt and was fortunate not to be injured in the accident. Sarah was not wearing her seat belt and suffered serious injuries. She was taken to Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach and was put in intensive care, where she still remains.
Sarah Namdar- Yeganeh was charged with driving on a suspended license, not wearing a seat belt and reckless driving. The crash is still under investigation.
Florida law states that front seat passengers are required to wear seat belts. This law applies at all times.
To read more about Florida’s seat belt laws click here.