Infant killed in car accident was in improperly installed car seat

A small baby — 5-month-old Kellan McCarty of Georgia — died after a single car crash on Wednesday morning. Trooper 1st Class Josh Taylor with the Georgia State Patrol said that preliminary investigation of the accident showed that the baby’s child seat was improperly installed, according to the Florida Times-Union.

The motor vehicle accident occurred when the infant’s cousin, who was driving a sport utility vehicle, lost control of the vehicle. She over-corrected and hit a ditch and ran into a tree.

This tragic accident is a sober reminder to parents in Washington State that proper installation of car seats for both infants and small children is absolutely necessary to prevent injuries and deaths. According to studies, parents are more apt to incorrectly install an infant seat than a booster seat for small children.

See the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia web-site for instruction and videos which demonstrate the proper positioning and installation of child car or booster seats.

Inspection stations are available to verify that an infant seat or booster seat is properly installed. In Bellevue, AAA Washington performs the checks. In Seattle, Children’s Hospital, Carter Motors, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic , The Car Seat Lady, and Swedish Medical Center perform the inspections. You can also check with The National Highway and Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a list of other inspection stations near you.

This information has been brought to you by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, trucking accident or bicycle accident through no fault of their own.

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