The Missouri State Highway Patrol is attributing a proper child restraint to helping prevent what could have been resulted in a serious injury to a five year old following a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday afternoon.
The crash occurred when the driver of a Toyota Tacoma collided with the passenger side of a Chevrolet truck after driving past a stop sign. The five year old was on that side. Luckily, he was only treated for minor injuries.
According to the accident report, serious injuries were avoided because the child was in an appropriate safety seat and was secured properly. It is important to know your state's child safety seat requirements.
Check out: Missouri Child Restraint Laws and Kansas Child Restraint Laws
For more information, read our article, Car Seat Safety.