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Anderson County Wreck Injures Two Young Children

February 27, 2020

ANDERSON COUNTY, SC- writes that two children sustained injuries in a collision that took place late this week on Jackson Street in the mid-morning. According to police, a Toyota veered across the centerline on the roadway and struck a Honda head-on.* 

A baby and a two-year-old child in the Toyota both suffered injuries in the crash. The driver traveling in the Honda was also injured, and responders transported that individual to the hospital. Police stated that the person operating the Toyota received a citation for traveling left of center. Images from the scene show both vehicles with severe front-end damage and broken windshields. A tow truck was on-site to transport the disabled cars. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) writes that 675 children, ages twelve and under died in car crashes in 2017, while another 116,000 suffered injuries in vehicle collisions. In cases where the use of restraints was known, about 35% of the fatally injured children were not buckled up at the time. Even in cases where parents or caregivers are using the restraints, they often fail to use them correctly. About 46 percent of child booster or car seats are not properly used. When these seats are used incorrectly, they are not able to protect the occupants as effectively. Whether a child is buckled up or not is often dependent on whether the driver of the vehicle is using their seatbelt. About 40 percent of children in vehicles with drivers who were unrestrained were also unrestrained. Children who use car seats face a 71 to 82 percent lower risk of being injured in a collision. Children who are in booster seats are about 45 percent less likely to suffer injuries than children using just a seatbelt. 

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