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PLR 18-063 - PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

A 26-year-old Sergeant assigned to 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia, died in a PMV-4 mishap 29 April 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida, at 0044 local. The Soldier was operating a vehicle when it reportedly left the roadway, struck numerous trees and overturned. He was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. According to law enforcement officials, he was not wearing a seat belt.

  • Forty-eight percent of passenger vehicle occupants who were killed in traffic crashes in 2016 were unrestrained.

  • Seat belts saved an estimated 14,668 lives of passenger vehicle occupants 5 and older in 2016.

  • Research has found that lap/shoulder seat belts, when used, reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent and the risk of moderate-to-critical injury by 50 percent.

  • 22 May 2018
  • Author: Army Safety
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