Seat belts made a big difference in a serious crash on Highway 40 in Vernal on Thursday. According to Utah Highway Patrol, the crash took place at approximately 12:54pm when a white 2012 Ford F-250, driven by a 66-year-old Lapoint man, was traveling Westbound on Highway 40 in the area of 1500 South. A red 1997 Plymouth Neon, driven by a 19-year-old Vernal woman, was stationary on the West side of the 1500 South intersection at the stop sign. The driver of the Neon pulled out of the intersection to make a left-hand turn and was struck on the driver side by the White Ford F-250. The driver of the red Neon was transported by ambulance to Ashley Regional Medical Center. The driver of the White Ford was uninjured in the accident. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.