Central Pennsylvania Crash Claims the Life of a Child

By Law Offices of Kreisher & Gregorowicz on October 22, 2015

Car AccidentA single-vehicle car accident has claimed the life of a four-year-old boy, according to a recent article in The Republic. The accident happened on Route 15 in Huntingdon Township.  

Police officers report that the family vehicle was traveling north when it struck the center guard rail and flipped over.  The four-year-old passenger was thrown free of the vehicle through the rear driver’s-side window. First responders pronounced him dead at the scene. The other passengers suffered minor injuries.

Choosing the appropriate car seat for a child can seem like a daunting decision. But, it can literally save a life. Children under one year of age or forty pounds are safest riding in a car seat that faces the rear of the vehicle. Once a child outgrows a rear-facing seat, choosing a forward-facing seat will keep the child safe until they’re tall enough to ride in a booster seat. 

For best results, all child safety and booster seats should be fastened firmly to the rear seat of the car, and children should never ride in the front seat. 

Many fire stations in central Pennsylvania offer free car seat examination and testing opportunities. Visit one so that you can make sure the car seat you’ve bought is right for your child and installed correctly in your vehicle.

At the Law Offices of Kreisher & Gregorowicz, our experienced attorneys are dedicated to helping you and your family seek the compensation you deserve. 

Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation. You can reach us at (570) 784-5211.

 

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