LAKE COUNTY, IL- Nwherald.com writes that a 23-year-old man from Ingleside was killed in a head-on crash on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The crash occurred at about 12:10 in the morning. Two vehicles were involved in the deadly crash.*
Reports indicate that the victim, 23-year-old Feliciano Hernandez-Saucedo was driving in a 2002 Acura TL westbound on Route 134. Hernandez-Saucedo veered into the eastbound lanes and collided head-on with a Buick Century that was driving westbound.
Hernandez-Saucedo died at the scene of the accident. The reports found that the victim was not using a seatbelt. The cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma.
The72-year-old man operating the Buick only suffered minor injuries. A passenger in the Buick, identified as a 72-year-old woman, was critically injured. The people in the Buick are both from Round Lake. The injured persons were transported to the Advocate Condell Medical Center /
The woman suffered several bone fractures and was still listed as being in critical condition as of Wednesday evening.
Illinois has a universal seatbelt law that requires everyone in a vehicle to be buckled up. The law exists for a good reason. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 14,668 people’s lives were saved by seatbelts in 2016. Fortunately, 90.1 percent of people in the United States. The NHTSA estimates that about 2,456 additional lives could have been saved in 2016 if seatbelts were used universally. When vehicles have airbags, these safety features are also designed to work in conjunction with seatbelts, not as a substitute for them. Airbags inflate in the places designed to protect vehicle occupants who are properly restrained.
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