Wearing seatbelts helped five Tucson teenagers survive a single-car rollover that occurred around 7 p.m. Tuesday.
All five teens, ages 15-17, were alive and situated outside the white Honda Civic in which they had been riding when first responders from Northwest Fire/Rescue District and Pima Country Sheriff's Department responded to the scene at 4451 W. Lambert Lane, west of Thornydale Road.
The teenagers suffered minor injuries, none life-threatening, including cuts, bruises and neck pain.
The first responders said the injuries would have been worse, if not fatal, if the teens had not been wearing their seatbelts. The five were transported by ambulances to University Hospital's trauma center for treatment.
The cause of the accident was speed-related. No additional information has been released. Pima County Sheriff's Department is continuing its investigation into the matter.
With prom and graduation nights approaching, Northwest Fire reminds teens that seatbelts save lives and should be used by all occupants of a vehicle at all times.