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Johannah Hayden, stands next to her SUV which rolled on its side during an accident. Hayden was wearing a seat belt, so she was not injured. Photo by Margaret A. Ontl

Seat belts save lives...a first-hand account

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Johannah Hayden, has a message for anyone who drives -- buckle up.

"My mom used to tell us you will fly through the windshield if you don't have your seat belt on," said Hayden. At age 11, she nearly did just that, sitting in the backseat, when they were in an accident, Hayden ended up between her mom, who was a front seat passenger and the dash board.


"I am pretty sure I broke my mother's arm when I flew over the seat," said Hayden, a mother of two.

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