Seatbelts likely save life of driver, woman and child in I-35 crash

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A FOX 4 viewer named John took this photo as he was stopped in traffic along I-35 mile marker 97. He sent it in through the fox4kc app.

BETHANY, Mo. —  A car went airborne Friday morning on I-35 north of Bethany, Mo. in Harrison Co., but all the people in the car were wearing seatbelts and suffered only minor injuries.

The 58-year-old driver was headed southbound at about 8:00 a.m. on I-35 at mile marker 97 about five miles north of Bethany when he went off the east side of the roadway in his 2005 Dodge Magnum. The car continued into the median and then, when it hit a small embankment, it vaulted over it and became airborne, according to the Highway Patrol. When it landed back on the ground, the car flipped clockwise and then turned over, resting on its top.

Two others in the car, a 30-year-old woman and a five-year-old boy were taken to the hospital by ambulance but their injuries were described as ‘minor.’

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  • Carrie

    Gee is that maybe why seatbelts and safety air bags are standard equpment in american vehicles? Its very rare that a dead body is removed from vehicle when they are in use. Ask your local police and rescue workers and the doctors and nurses in ER and trauma centers. They can tell you, Make it click people. Also to inform many that arent aware, most auto insurance companies will not pay claims made to them if the occupants of the vehicle are NOT wearing the safety equipment installed.

  • UDontNeedMyName

    So. … If that truck wasn’t involved, WHY is it pictured??? A pic without other traffic could not have been used? Media just HAS to sensationalize in any way possible. Sad, really…..