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Seatbelt stupidity can be hazardous to your health

Dominion Post

Ivan Segedin’s subterfuge killed him when he was in a head-on car crash while wearing a fake seatbelt, a coroner says.

“Ultimately Mr Segedin’s actions in driving without a seatbelt have cost him his life in an accident that he may well have survived had he worn one,” coroner Carla na Nagara said yesterday.

Mr Segedin died in a crash on July 22 last year near Okato, in Taranaki, from multiple injuries when his car crossed the road and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle, the coroner said. Mr Segedin, 39, refused to wear a seatbelt and had been fined for not wearing one 32 times since February 2003.

February 23, 2008 - Posted by | Cars, Dumb drivers

1 Comment

  1. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. children between the ages of 1 and 14. You should always wear your seat belt, not only to prevent injuries and death, but to set a good example for those around you! Please visit our website http://www.carolinaclicks.org and sign the guestbook on our parents or student page to pledge to wear your seatbelt every time you enter the car!

    Comment by Carolina Clicks | February 25, 2008

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