A 22-year-old woman was killed when her car crashed into a Spring Hill home Thursday.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the woman failed to stop at a stop sign at Norbert Street while driving south on Harrow Road.
Troopers believe that the undercarriage of her 2008 Nissan Altima hit the road, sending the car into the air, colliding with a tree and then into a house.
The woman was apparently not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene, troopers said.
The crash remains under investigation.
Wearing your seatbelt significantly improves your chances of surviving an accident or not being seriously injured in a collision. Statistics show that seat belts save lives. In fact, according to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, seatbelts reduce the number of auto accident injuries and deaths by half. Regardless, many people still choose to not wear their seat belts when they get into a motor vehicle.
Simply put, seatbelts have been proven to save lives. Wearing a seatbelt anytime you are inside a car reduces the likelihood of death or a serious injury by as much as 50 percent. When you choose to not fasten your seatbelt, even minor accidents can become much bigger incidents resulting in serious injury and even wrongful death.