April 25, 2013
Experts say that wearing a seat belt can decrease the chances of death or injury in a car accident by more than 50 percent. Randy Meyer, the Mayor of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, claims he is living proof of these numbers.
Meyer was involved in a collision earlier this month that claimed the lives of an elderly couple and left him and his wife seriously injured. WISN 12 News reported the crash happened on April 7 at the corner of Highway 32 and County Road J. The mayor’s wife was driving along Highway 32 at roughly 55 mph when a vehicle pulled out in front of her. The woman did not have time to stop and the two vehicles collided.
While the two passengers in the vehicle that entered the highway died at the scene, while the mayor sustained serious internal injuries, a shattered hand, broken ribs, and deep bruising. His wife suffered an injury to her wrist.
Having survived the accident, the mayor is now using the experience to educate others in the community about the importance of buckling up. He plans to discuss the incident during several upcoming engagements.
At Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham, our auto accident lawyers in Oshkosh ask that motorists do their part to stay safe by fastening their seat belt every time they get into a vehicle.