After A Serious Car Accident, Mickey Gilley Talks About The Importance Of Seat Belts
Mickey Gilley was involved in a car accident with his son Michael on January 3rd, 2018. The country singer suffered severe injuries, such as a cracked rib and a fractured ankle. After the crash that happened on Highway 59 in Lufkin, Texas, Gilley has an important message about seat belts that he wants to share with the world.
The country singer and musician has a huge career. Starting from country and western songs at the beginning, he gradually transferred to a more pop-like sound in the 80's. He has had several big hits such as Room Full of Roses and Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time.
Gilley got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his exceptional contributions to music. Oddly enough, he is a licensed pilot for both commercial planes and single-engine aircrafts. Today, Gilley is running his theater in Branson, Missouri and enjoying his well-earned fame.
Seat belts save lives!
Gilley was driving with his son to Branson when a Cadillac ran a stop sign at an intersection, causing Mickey's car to swerve and roll over three times landing on its roof. Speaking about the accident, the singer says that it could have been a lot worse hadn't he fastened the seat belt.
Had I not been wearing my seatbelt, I’m sure I would’ve been ejected. My car rolled about three times over. I want to share my story with Tennesseans to encourage everyone in the south to take pride in wearing seatbelts because seatbelts do save lives.
Now, being aware of the importance of seat belts, the country star has become a fierce advocate for wearing one. He is a part of Tennessee Highway Safety Office campaign that promotes seatbelt usage.
Because of this belt, I am still alive. This belt can save your life, it saved mine, it can save yours.
If you are on the road, don't forget to fasten a seat belt, it can save your life.