March 26, 2014
While most motorists do not hesitate to put on their seat belt when they step into a vehicle, many citizens fail to realize the importance of having children properly restrained. This doesn’t mean simply buckling them in. Children should be placed into a child safety or booster seat any time the ride in a vehicle.
This is because seat belts are designed to protect adults. Furthermore, the law states that any child under the age of 8 years or not meeting weight standards is required to be in a safety seat when riding in a vehicle.
The importance of utilizing this lifesaving equipment was made clear to one Middle Tennessee resident after a Nashville Car Accident with his child. Reports indicate the crash happened at around 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 along Highway 231.
An article from WATE 6 News stated the victim was suddenly rear-ended by a pickup truck. The impact caused his 2-year-old son, who was riding in a car seat, to be ejected roughly 60-feet from the vehicle after the seat belt supporting the unit was broken. The child survived though, and his father is saying the car seat saved his life.