Child Not In Safety Seat Dies In Pennsylvania Crash
Posted On Behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 13, 2012 in General
Reports from the scene of the accident say that the 25-year-old father of the child veered his pickup truck into the oncoming lanes of traffic and hit another pickup truck head-on. Officials say that the man’s child was not buckled in by a seat belt or child safety seat. Both the father and his young daughter died as a result of the crash. The driver of the pickup that was hit suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released. The National Safety Council says that automobile accidents are the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 3 and 14 years old. They add that the use of child safety and booster seats can decrease those chances of death in the event of an accident by more than half.
The most important thing for parents to remember is that, in order to reap the safety benefits of safety seats, they must be used properly. The Pennsylvania car accident attorneys with Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers say that following these tips issued by the council will help keep your child safe from harm.