At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 2nd, 63-year-old Catherine Marie Harless was driving her green Chevy Silverado pickup truck on Alpine Boulevard when it collided head-on with an eastbound GMC truck that had swerved into the lane in which she was traveling, explains a California injury lawyer. Unfortunately, she was not wearing a seat belt and suffered serious injuries. She died at the scene of the Alpine Collision.
Of the 1,963 people who died in motor vehicle accidents in 2008, 574 were not wearing seat belts, according the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Nationwide, the use of safety restraints increased from 82% of vehicle occupants in 2007 to 83% in 2008. Since 1994, when the National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS) began collecting data, seat belt use has continued to rise, while the number of vehicle occupant fatalities has steadily fallen.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer their condolences to the family of Catherine Marie Harless, the woman who died in the Alpine Collision last Saturday. If any of them are in need of immediate grief support, look to Grow.org.
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