A two year old female escaped serious injuries this week after the vehicle that she was riding in was involved in a rollover crash on South Thornton Ave north of Conway Street. Investigators at the scene determined that she escaped unharmed because she was properly restrained in a Child Restraint System. The crash occurred at 8:04 AM when the child’s mother swerved to avoid hitting another vehicle that had stopped in front of her. The family's SUV left the roadway and overturned in a five foot ditch.
Everyday across Georgia, children in serious car accidents escape serious injury because they are properly restrained in approved Child Restraint Systems. This proves that Georgia’s occupant safety laws do save lives.
The Dalton Police Department reminds all parents that children under the age of 6 must be properly restrained in a Child Restraint System when traveling in a vehicle on the roadways of Georgia. The department also reminds the public if they have any questions about proper Child Restraint System use or installation they can come by the Dalton Police Department Service Center at 301 Jones Street, or call the Traffic Enforcement Unit at 706-278-9085, ext 124.
Below: pictures from the accident, including a shot of the Child Restraint System (click images for a larger version)