One Man Injured in Houston, Mo. Accident
The Houston Herald is reporting that a Houston man has suffered serious injuries following an accident on Tuesday evening. The incident occurred on U.S. 63 just four miles outside of Houston, Mo. city limits.
Details of the Houston, Mo. Car Accident
According to reports, the accident happened around 7 p.m. on Tuesday. A driver, Gary L. Raynor, was attempting to pass a fellow driver and ended up hitting the vehicle, causing Raynor’s vehicle to overturn and hit a tree. Raynor, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the wreck, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. His vehicle was totaled from the impact. The other driver, Scott K. Dodd, was unharmed and his vehicle sustained only minor damage. Dodd was wearing his seat belt when the unfortunate accident occurred.
Seat Belts Statistics
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- In 2009, 2.3 million people were treated at hospitals for injuries related to motor vehicle accidents.
- Motor vehicle accidents are the number one killer of people ages 5-34.
- 6,400 adults are injured in motor vehicle accidents in a single day.
- Seat belts reduce motor vehicle deaths and serious injuries by 50% when used properly.