An accident on the Bayside Bridge in Clearwater, Florida left the Hogan family shaken. the accident was caused when a car traveling in front of Brooke Hogan’s white Mercedes lost control while changing lanes. The resulting chain reaction sent the Mercedes into the concrete barrier on the bridge. Brooke and her friend posted messages on their mySpace pages saying how seatbelts had saved their lives.
‘Seatbelts saved MY life today… What happened to my brother and our friend John was horrible and very hard for both of our families. But I truly believe my brother and John saved My life and my best friends life…. I don’t know if you heard, but my friend and I got into a really bad car accident today ourselves… As I turned on my car I clicked my seatbelt. As we pulled out onto the road, I looked over and realized my friend didn’t have her seatbelt on. I reminded her to put it on and the minute she clicked it, a car crashed into us. It was a horrible car accident, one that most would be severely hurt in, but we had our seatbelts on and they kept us in tight. I have to thank my brother and my best friend John for teaching me an important lesson that saved our lives.’