Upper Merion – At about 8:50 oclock Wednesday morning, the Ambulance of Lafayette, Volunteer Fire Company personnel of the King of Prussia and? Ambulance and State Police of Pennsylvania responded to an emergency call. They reached Pennsylvania Turnpike and one passenger ejected after a vehicle overturned.
The ejected victim was identified as 31-year-old Thomas Stieber. He was operating a Subaru Forester and traveling at a high rate of speed westward along I-276 near the Forge Valley just off the ramp when for unknown reason, he lost control of his vehicle. He sideswiped a BMW 530XI with a female driver in her mid-40s.
According to state police, after hitting the BMW, Stieber behind the wheel of the uncontrollable Subaru struck the concrete barrier and turned over eventually landing back on its wheels. Due to the impact, Stieber, who was without a seatbelt and not properly restrained was ejected from the vehicle. The operator of the vehicle that was swiped was wearing a seatbelt so he was not injured.
According to the public information officer for the Turnpike Station of the State Police, Cpl. Richard Dean, it was initially reported that Stieber sustained critical injuries after being ejected; however, after examination, emergency personnel reported that Stieber had compound fracture. Since the injury was not life-threatening, the helicopter on standby was no longer used; Stieber was delivered by Lafayette ambulance to Lafayette to the Paoli Hospital.
After treatment, Stieber was charged with careless driving. The commuters were lucky that day as the crash did not cause any roads to be crossed for traffic.
Ejection from the vehicle is one of the most injurious events that can happen to a person in a crash. In most road accidents, if an occupant is ejected out the car, there is more risk in sustaining serious injury based on the force of the impact. There are also plenty of harmful objects inside a vehicle; but at least, it provides a hard shell of protection that likely absorbs the blow in a collision. The average fraction ejected in
Rate of ejection has increased year-by year, contributory factors to ejection are non-wearing of seat restraints and the occurrence of rollover during the crash. The ordinary number ejected in rollover crashes is about 51% comparable with the ejection rate of 11% in deadly crashes excluding rollover.
Wearing your seat belt is your best defense against injury or death in the event of a crash. A seat belt increases your chances of surviving a crash by up to 60 percent. Despite this, far too many motorists still refuse to buckle up for a variety of reasons. Among passenger vehicle occupants, seat belts saved an estimated 13,250 lives in a year; so many lives could have been saved by the wearing of seat belts.
Accident victims have rights. If you were injured in an accident, contact experienced?accident attorney now for free consultation. He will protect the rights of you and your loved ones. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.
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