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Mother and Son Die in Tragic Collision in Houston County, Georgia


March 21, 2020

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA- 13wmaz.com writes that a crash on Interstate 75 killed a woman and her young child. The collision took place over the weekend in the very early morning. Police officers stated that the crash involved a car and a tractor-trailer.*

The mother, a 29-year-old woman, and her four-year-old son, both died in the wreck. Another child in the car survived and was rushed to the Navicent Health Medical Center located in Macon. Reports have not indicated the condition of that child.According to the police, the mother and the two boys were moving from Snellville, Georgia to Orlando, Florida. 

Car crashes cause about 25 percent of accidental deaths for children below the age of thirteen. The number of children dying in these collisions has dropped significantly in recent decades but still remains unacceptably high. The best way for caregivers to reduce the risk of death is to use child restraint systems at all times. 

Children should also always be kept in the back of the car. By keeping children up to age three restrained in the rear of the vehicle, the risk of death decreases by about 75 percent as compared to placing them in the front seat. In children between four and eight, the risk is reduced by about 50 percent by keeping them in the backseat. 

As of 2017, the rate of restraint use by children under the age of thirteen was just over 90 percent. Thanks in part to the increase in restraint use, the rate of children dying in car crashes dropped by about 54 percent between 1975 and 2018. 

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Sources:https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/houston-county-wreck-leaves-mom-son-dead/93-4739ec0d-f1ff-42ff-9335-b0ef4f45cc8c and https://www.iihs.org/topics/fatality-statistics/detail/children

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