April 12, 2016
In theory, every parent knows the importance of properly using car seats to protect their children from injury or even death during car accidents. But that reality is rarely proven so clearly as it was in a crash in Michigan in early April.
In Elba Township, MI, on a cold, snowy Saturday night at about 1:30 a.m., a car carrying two adults and two children struck a guardrail. After the initial impact, the car went into a ditch, then a utility pole, and then flew through the air before turning over to rest on its roof.
Shortly after the accident, police arrived and went into the car to pull out the man and woman in the front seat, both of whom were seriously hurt. The children, however (a two-year-old and an eight-month-old), were in much better condition because of their car seats.
The police credit the children’s car seats with saving them from severe injuries. They are currently investigating possible causes of the accident.