A devastating car accident near Colorado Springs in Elbert County left one high school student dead and two others in critical condition. According to 9 News, two cars collided in a fatal crash on Tuesday October 11th at 2pm on County Road 21. According to the Elizabeth School District, one car, a Buick going East on County Road 154, carried three students and the other car, a Jeep going North on County Road 21, carried one adult driver. The Buick stopped at the intersection and then continued to pull out in front of the Jeep causing the Jeep to hit the Buick. Two of the students from the Buick were taken to local hospitals with severe injuries but the third student was declared dead at the scene. The 19 year old woman driving the Jeep was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Investigators do not believe alcohol was a factor but it is still being determined if seatbelts were being used. Elizabeth High school recognizes this as a horrific tragedy and will provide a Crisis Center in the library for the peers of the victims.
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every year there are around 23,000 vehicle occupants that die in fatal car crashes nationwide. Of those nationwide, around 440 fatalities occur in Colorado. Further still, about 250 of those fatalities were passengers who were not wearing a seatbelt. Just over half of the fatalities that occur in Colorado could have been avoided if the protection of seatbelts were being utilized correctly. Car crashes occur often and your family’s safety is the most important thing; make sure to buckle up.
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