Recently on Jacksonville’s Southside, three children were seriously injured, at least one critically, in a car accident. The accident happened when the driver of the three children ran a red light and hit a car making a left turn. Unfortunately, the children were not wearing seatbelts.
Automobile accidents are the leading cause of death for children age 3 – 14, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Not surprisingly, seat belts, if used properly, reduce the number of serious traffic injuries by 50 percent and deaths by 60-70 percent, according to a recent study by James Madison University. However, three out of four families with child safety seats use them incorrectly. Guidelines about proper use of car seats, boosters and seatbelts can be found at www.safekids.org. In addition, to have a car seat inspected and installed in Jacksonville, call Safe Kids of Northeast Florida Fitting Station at (904) 202-4302.
For a free consultation regarding automobile accidents, please contact one of our Jacksonville car accident attorneys.