Eagle County sees spike in deaths due to no seat belt

By Melanie Wong

EAGLE COUNTY — During the “100 most dangerous driving days” of the year — the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day — Eagle County saw nearly one death per week on its roads. That’s a dramatic increase from past years, and some of those deaths could have been prevented with the use of seat belts, injury prevention specialists said.Sarah Drew, a Vail Valley Medical Center nurse and trauma program coordinator, said she remembers several cases this year where car accident victims who weren’t wearing seat belts came to the emergency room. In two cases, some passengers were wearing seat …

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