A Twin Cities police chief is using a crash involving his own daughter to highlight the importance of wearing a seatbelt.
Mike Risvold, the police chief in Wayzata, shared a picture showing the aftermath of a crash involving his daughter over the weekend.
He said that she had been traveling at 75mph on a freeway when she lost control in icy conditions.
Her SUV rolled twice as it crashed into a ditch, but miraculously she was able to climb out of her vehicle via the sunroof with only a few scratches to speak of.
"Blessed, but BUCKLED!!!" Risvold wrote on Wayzata PD's social media accounts. "They do save lives. Share that!!!"
In 2018, there were 380 fatalities on Minnesota roads – up from 358 the year before.
Of those, 90 people who died in collisions were not wearing seat belts. This, again, was an increase on the 70 unbelted motorists who died in 2017.
Four people were also killed while not wearing seat belts on Minnesota roads last month too.