No Child Safety Seats a Factor in Buffalo Car Crash That Injured Three

by | July 20th, 2012

July 20, 2012

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for children under the age of five. Approximately one third of those deaths could have been prevented with the proper use of a child safety seat. Statistics also show that use of these seats can decrease the risk of injury by as much as 71 percent.

A recent Buffalo Auto Accident responsible for injuring a man and two children has highlighted the importance of this data. According to WIVB 4 News, the accident happened just after 11 p.m. on Wednesday night at the Saint Claire Apartment complex at the corner of Main Street and Depew Avenue.

Officers with the Buffalo Police Department reported that an SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the side of the apartment building. The driver and two young passengers, who were not properly restrained in child safety seats, all suffered serious injuries and were transported by ambulance to a local hospital in order to receive treatment.

The Buffalo Auto Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Injury Lawyers would like to reiterate to parents the importance of ensuring that your child is properly restrained in a child safety or booster seat. This means making sure your child is in an age and size appropriate seat, as well as checking all buckles and straps for security.