Seat Belt Saves Man's Life

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CHAMPAIGN, IL - A man walked away with minor injuries after his car flipped five times and landed in the middle of a busy expressway.

It happened Friday night on I-57 near the Curtis road exit in Champaign County. Police say the driver, John Thomas, 62, was heading north when he drifted into the meridian.

Police say Thomas turned the steering wheel quickly in an effort to get back on the road; that's when the car flipped over. Thomas was ticketed for improper lane usage. Police believe Thomas' seat belt saved his life.

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