Seatbelts save the lives of two people

Sep 2, 2021, 6:41 PM
A Jeep took a turn too sharp on SR-20 onWednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. Both occupants in the vehicle were wearing seatbelts and suffered only minor injuries. Photo credit: Utah Highway Patrol.

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Seatbelts may have saved the lives of a mother and her baby in a one-vehicle accident on Wednesday.

Authorities say, a Jeep was traveling on SR-20 near Cedar City when it took a turn too fast. The vehicle ended up going down a 150-foot embarkment. 

The Jeep was not visible from the road. However, the driver was able to call emergency personnel for assistance. The infant was properly secured in a safety seat.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP), both individuals suffered only minor injuries, and were able to walk away from crash. 

The Jeep was brought back up to the road with the assistance of a tow truck.

The UHP reminds all motorists to continue to buckle up.

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