Fort Worth, Texas pickup truck driver dead after wreck on I-20. Ford F-150 pickup truck rollover in Arlington also leaves passenger injured.
December 26, 2008, Dallas, TX (AmericanInjuryNews.com)–Enews accident reporters for AmericanInjuryNews.com (AIN) report on I-20 rollover death. According to the Arlington police department, a 38-year-old man died this morning after his pickup rolled over on Interstate 20 near U.S. Highway 287. Derik Austin of Fort Worth was driving westbound on I-20 early this morning when he lost control of his Ford F-150 pickup. Austin, who was not wearing his seat belt, according to investigators, was thrown from the truck. He and his passenger were transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth where he died. The passenger was treated for minor injuries.
AIN seat belt advocates and Dallas pickup rollover lawyers are urging all Texans to follow the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/ laws. DPS Director Col. Thomas A. Davis, Jr. Says seat belts are the cheapest form of insurance:
-Texas law requires drivers and front seat passengers to wear seat belts
-Texas law requires all children under the age of 17 must be secured with a safety belt regardless of sitting in front or back seat
-Texas law requires children under 5 or less than 36 inches tall must be secured in a child safety seat.
-Drivers can be stopped and ticketed for a safety belt violation with a fine of $100-200 dollars
-Texas authorities can also require drivers to attend a traffic safety education class dealing with child safety seats and safety belts.
Leading AIN safety advocates nationally and locally along with Dallas County pickup rollover attorneys are urging all drivers and passengers to “Buckle up” in motor vehicles. Safety belts saves lives and prevents serious injuries.
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