Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Monday afternoon a vehicle was knocked overboard from the Causeway. It was the result of a rear-end crash that pushed the first car into a concrete barrier, in a crossover, flipping it overboard. Luckily, the driver was rescued safely. The seat belt saved the person’s life. It is a good reminder that seatbelts can mean the difference between life and death for all of us.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a total of 23,714 drivers and passengers in passenger vehicles died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016. They also found that more than half (range: 53%-62%) of teens (13-19 years) and adults aged 20-44 years who died in crashes in 2016 were not buckled up at the time of the crash.
Our mission is to make all of your trips across the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway safe and timely. Please help us by buckling up