Deadly Accident in Corvette Stresses Importance of Buckling Up

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I don’t think the message can be clearer than this, Corvette friends. PLEASE, buckle up and take it easy out there on the road.

If there’s one thing that I’ve grown tired of covering here at Corvette Forum, it’s the untimely death of fellow fans of the car who appear to have ignored some basic and important safety precautions when driving.

Michael Mannion, a 73-year-old man in Tennessee, reportedly died after he was ejected from a C5 Corvette convertible he was driving, apparently after losing control of the vehicle. “Mannion wasn’t wearing a seat belt,” according to The Leaf-Chronicle.

There’s been no word on whether Mannion was going over the posted 50 mph speed limit when he lost control of the Corvette. And, as of early yesterday, authorities had not tested for alcohol and drugs.

However, the specific cause of death seems pretty clear to me.

Now, we can’t be certain Mannion would have lived had he buckled up. But one thing’s for certain: your chances of surviving a crash are a lot higher if you take the time to strap up the seat belt.

Chime in with your thoughts on the forum. >>

via [The Leaf-Chronicle]

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