Police have identified 43-year-old Kenneth Brailsford as the man who perished at the scene of a 3-car accident in South Salt Lake City that happened on October 28, 2011. According to KSL News, Brailsford was in the backseat of a Hyundai sedan that was rear-ended at high speed by an allegedly distracted driver of a Jeep Commander traveling south on 700 East. The other four occupants of the sedan remained in critical condition Friday night with the driver of the sedan said to have experienced minor injuries.
I send my sincere condolences to the family of Kenneth Brailsford for their tragic loss. I also send my continued best wishes for a complete recovery to those others who were injured in this crash.
I blogged about this crash 2 days ago. In today’s story, though, I read about the driver of the sedan receiving minor injuries. This caused me to wonder if some of those in the sedan didn’t have their seat belts on. According to the story, there was 1 fatality, 4 critically injured and 1 (the driver) with minor injuries. That adds up to 6 persons in what I understand to be a 5-passenger car. This being the case, I wonder if anyone in the backseat had a seat belt fastened. Not wearing a seat belt certainly makes those rear ended by another vehicle more susceptible to serious injury, or worse.
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