Seatbelts credited with saving drivers in Northwest Tucson rollover wrecks

2013-08-20T11:46:00Z Seatbelts credited with saving drivers in Northwest Tucson rollover wrecksKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
August 20, 2013 11:46 am  • 

Northwest Fire crews were called out to a vehicle rollover Sunday afternoon.

It was the third rollover wreck in a week to which Northwest Fire District crews responded, yet none of the crashes were fatal because occupants were wearing seatbelts, Capt. Adam Goldberg, spokesman for the district, said in a news release.

Sunday’s wreck occurred at about 2:45 p.m. on Interstate 10 just west of the Avra Valley exit.

“Several calls indicated that a SUV had rolled several times into the median,” Goldberg said.

When crews arrived, they found the 56-year-old man who was driving the SUV had only minor injuries. He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

“This is the third vehicle rollover within the last week that Northwest Fire units have responded to in which all drivers and occupants have been properly restrained with seatbelts,” Goldberg said. “All occupants suffered minor to serious injuries, but are all expected to survive the incidents.”

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