"It's there for a reason, and it takes just a few seconds to click it in." A reminder about seat belts, from someone whose seen his fair share of car wrecks.
Lt. Walter Knight of Clarksburg Fire said, "Because we've seen not only adults, but children injured over the course of time."
Injuries and death could be the results of not buckling up. Unfortunately, the latter was the case, after an SUV somehow lost control in Braxton County, slid down a hill, and expelled two of it's passengers. A 14 year-old boy and a 12 year-old girl both died on the scene. Two other kids and two adults were taken to the hospital. None of them were wearing a seatbelt.
They were from Kentucky, far from home. But usually, these things happen in our own backyard.
Knight added, "Statistically, they've always said the accidents happen within two or three miles of home. Whether you're just leaving or coming back, it's usually a place that you are familiar with."
To try and prevent a tragedy like this, LT. Walter Knight of the Clarksburg Fire Department says it starts with education. So, he taught his son about the importance of wearing a seat belt at a young age.