Beauregard's death a reminder to stay vigilant

June 26, 2012

An all-too familiar tragedy made headlines this week, as 18-year old Cameron Beauregard of Smith Falls, Ont., died in hospital as a result of a vehicular collision. Cameron was due to graduate this week from St. Luke Catholic High School. The van in which he was a passenger struck a second van head-on Thursday, June 21 and Beauregard, who was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, succumbed to his injuries in hospital the next day.

This tragedy is sadly not uncommon. The latest statistics compiled by Transport Canada shows that 36.3% of passengers fatally injured in motor vehicle collisions were not using their seatbelts. Only you can change this alarming statistic.

Summer is upon us and, historically, it is the time of year with the most fatal vehicle collisions. Canada Safety Council urges you to wear your seatbelt, in order to prevent catastrophic injuries such as the ones that took Beauregard’s life.  Let’s remember him and wear our seatbelts whenever we go.