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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  A seat belt likely saved the life of an Albany teenager Thursday morning.

Eighteen year old Derek Morris rolled his car on the bypass at Jefferson this morning. His mother, Marie Kreiser, was relieved to see her son was okay when she arrived on the scene. The Byne senior says he didn't see a car in front of him allow down and he swerved to avoid hitting it. He clipped a truck and overturned.

"It was almost like a dream, it didn't hurt at all. The only thing that hurt was when I was suspended upside down and I hit the roof when I unbuckled the seat belt. If I didn't have my seat belt on I probably won't be standing here," said Derek Morris, Byne Memorial High School Student.

"When I got here and saw the condition of the car I was more thankful, it was a cry of joy that my son was still alive after seeing what that car looked like," said Marie Kreiser, his mother.

The driver of that truck, 36-year old Kevin Jordan wasn't injured. Charges are pending.


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