A Missouri car accident in Jefferson County took the life of a teenager and injured another on Friday evening. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Amy Bruenger was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer northbound on Highway 141 when she failed to negotiate a curve in the road. Around 7:40pm Bruenger’s vehicle travelled off the right shoulder of Highway 141, struck a guardrail, went off the left shoulder, and then rolled over. As a result of the crash Amy Bruenger was ejected from the SUV. Gregory Wisely (16) was riding as a passenger in Bruenger’s vehicle at the time of the accident.
After being ejected from the vehicle, Amy Bruenger was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Greg Wisely experienced moderate injuries and was taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital by ambulance for treatment. According to reports, neither of the teens was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
This accident involved three factors that can often exacerbate a victim’s injuries. First, we all probably know that sport utility vehicles are prone to rolling over during an accident. A rollover often causes injuries to the neck, back, and extremities. Second, inexperienced teen drivers are more prone to make the kinds of mistakes that can cause an accident or cause a normal accident to become a bad accident. Third, anytime you fail to wear your seatbelt you are risking your life. Sure, seatbelts sometimes cause injuries but they help many more people than they hurt.
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