Richmond, VA – June 15 – The AAA Mid-Atlantic is strongly encouraging parents to properly restrain their children in car seats following a fatal accident on June 11.
According to official reports by WRIC.com, an infant child was ejected from the car in the previously mentioned accident after being improperly restrained.
The boy, Thomas Oppermann, was listed in critical condition immediately following the crash but has been reportedly doing better, officials said.
According to the AAA, 80 percent of kids ages six to eight who were killed in a car accident in 2009 were either improperly buckled in or were not wearing a seat belt at all.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released statistics saying approximately 9,000 lives have been saved as a result of properly using child safety seats between 1975 and 2008.
The organization also reported that three out of four child safety seats are not installed properly.
With statistics like these, the AAA is urging parents and guardians to take the extra time to make sure their kids are strapped in safely before going on the road.
Has your child been seriously injured in a recent car accident? If so, please contact Parrish Law Firm, PLLC immediately and let our experienced accident attorneys help you. Email us or call 703-906-4229 today.