Police: man saved by seat beltApril 03,2013Police: man saved by seat belt
HARTFORD — A New Hampshire firefighter is being recognized by the Vermont State Police with its “Saved by the Belt” award after he survived a head-on crash in Interstate 89 that killed three people in the other vehicle.
Vermont State Police Traffic Safety Commander Lt. Michael Macarilla presented the award Monday in Hartford to John Hill, of the Hooksett, N.H., fire department.
Macarilla says that by properly wearing his seat belt, Hill avoided serious injury or death.
Hill was off duty during the May 7, 2012, crash. He was headed south when a northbound vehicle crossed the median and hit him.
Hill suffered a broken arm, chest and leg injuries, but he returned to full duty at the fire department within six month of the crash.MORE IN This Just In
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