3 teenagers killed in Winona County rollover, sheriff says

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Authorities say three teenage girls have died after a rollover accident along a rural road in southeast Minnesota.
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bummer

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Talk to your kids about seat belts. Hound them, make them promise, preach to them, whatever you have to do to convince them. The fatality rate of rollovers is close to zero when seat belts are worn, but pretty high when they aren't. The centrifugal force of a spinning car literally flings people out of it when they aren't buckled in. Sometimes the cars roll over the victims. I think in drivers ed they should show films and explain the physics of it. A tragic lesson, but one we should use to teach young drivers.
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Apr 24, 2010
 
LBJ wrote:
Talk to your kids about seat belts. Hound them, make them promise, preach to them, whatever you have to do to convince them. The fatality rate of rollovers is close to zero when seat belts are worn, but pretty high when they aren't. The centrifugal force of a spinning car literally flings people out of it when they aren't buckled in. Sometimes the cars roll over the victims. I think in drivers ed they should show films and explain the physics of it. A tragic lesson, but one we should use to teach young drivers.
You are right about the seatbelt wearing but seatbelts need to be worn by everybody. LBJ after seeing the wreckage, only one individual would have survived possibly if wearing a seatbelt in this paticular crash. It is a sad day for the Lewiston people . I have many friends that live there and the surrounding areas.
Mary Allen

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Apr 24, 2010
 
sad to say but the chances are high that texting was involved. This year will mark the highest number of young deaths yet and more to come as the electronic generation grows up....I have had the experience of having two young drivers hit me while distracted. No one wins. People are stupid so this will not stop. Funeral homes get rich. People lose their cars and are financially devastated due to some kid they don't even know taking them out. Get ready for the lawsuits now if the girls weren't all family. At least another car wasn't involved. Only being real here folks. It is sad. And you can't police your children all the time.
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Apr 24, 2010
 
Please go to www.departedngone.com and Let The World Know that we have lost The Girls.
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Scared

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Apr 24, 2010
 
Tell your children to never go in a car that doesnt have enough seat belts for everyone. if the children are the driver tell them not to drive off without everyone being buckled up because they are responsible for those peoples lives till the people are out of the car. Also LAY DOWN THE RULES for the driving.
This was only an accident

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Apr 24, 2010
 
Let the survivors recover from this tragic accident.

It was ONLY and accident, nobody was at fault here.

This could happen to anyone. You people blameing seat belts and kids not using them are all wrong. This was an accident, plain and simple!

So sad, prayers to all!!

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