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Another fatal rollover auto accident

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Neither of the deceased were wearing seat belts.

An unsafe lane change Friday lead to two deaths and five injuries in an multi-car accident on Highway 99 according to the California Highway Patrol, as reported by ABC News.

Lauro Aguliar Juarez, 28 apparently struck a Ford Taurus with his Nissan Altima while making a lane change, causing the Ford to rollover. The accident killed one person instantly and another died later at a hospital. Four others were injured. The deceased accident victims were reportedly not wearing seat belts. There were three vehicles involved.

A caution about "reportedly not wearing seat belts". We have been successful in showing evidence of seat belt use in dozens of cases where the police report indicated that an accident victim was not wearing a seat belt.

Rollover accidents are the most dangerous types of accidents on our highways these days. More then 10,000 people are fatally injured in rollover accidents annually in the U.S. One-third of all fatalities in light vehicle accidents are rollover accidents. Statistics according to National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

What can we do to make ourselves safer on our highways? The most effective safety measure is wearing your seat belt. Although some of the rollover accident cases we have handled involved failed seat belts or restraint system failures, seat belts are your best defense, even though they are not foolproof.