Two Men Ejected in Pick Up Truck Accident in Gainesville, Florida

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Two men sustained life threatening injuries when they were ejected during a pickup truck accident in Gainesville, Florida. According to the police, the accident happened near the intersection of Northwest County Road 231 and State Road 121. Lieutenant Mike Schibuola said that the driver, Richard Wills, 38, and his passenger Justin Mantz, 24, became airborne after their vehicle went off the side of CR 231 and hit a culvert. Wills and Mantz were ejected as the truck rolled over, said Lt. Schibuola. The Gainesville Police Department said both men were taken in critical condition to Shands at the University of Florida. Neither man was wearing a seat belt, according to Lt. Schibuola.
The primary purpose of a seat belt is to increase the chances of survival of yourself and others in the car in the event of an automobile accident on highways, expressways or local roads. Florida law is very specific about how passengers should wear a seat belt. Regardless of age, all front seat passengers always wear a seat belt. In addition, all passengers under 18 years old must wear a seat belt or otherwise be restrained by a child car seat. This law applies to all cars, pickup trucks and vans operated on Florida’s roads.
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