Mom’s post went viral after urging parents not to relax on car-seat rules

Image via Sarah Sutton's Facebook page
  • A North Carolina mom of four is pleading with parents not to relax over car-seat rules after their near-fatal accident
  • All her children were securely and correctly strapped into their five-point harness car seats and suffered nothing more than soreness and seatbelt injuries

A mom from North Carolina has a message about car seat safety after her foud kids survived a head-on crash.

In a now-viral Facebook post, Sarah explained how properly installing her children’s car seats saved her kids’ lives.

According to PopSugar, the trouble began while Sarah was driving home in her Suburban with all four of her kids — Alayna, 6, Liam, 5, Ryder, 3, and Aynsley, 2 — from the supermarket. After loading up on groceries, she started to make her way home when disaster struck; a person in a Chevy Silverado pick-up truck tried to beat the red light and slammed into Sarah’s car in the middle of the intersection.

“A man ran a light as we were going 45 m.p.h. and crashed into us head-on . . . People had to pull our children out of our vehicle. I was trapped inside. I remember a lady asking me if I had three children as I was screaming, “Get my babies!” Liam could not undo his seat belt and the truck was covered by airbags and filled with smoke. It was hard for them to see him. He did get out. He is now dealing with issues of, “Mommy, I was left behind!”

“All I remember is seeing his truck in front of me,” Sarah told PopSugar.

“I was covered in milk and orange juice when they pulled me from the vehicle. Thank god I put all of my heavy items, like cases of water and soda, in the front seat. Otherwise, it would’ve projectiled into the back of my kids’ heads.”

Luckily, all four children were securely and correctly strapped into their five-point harness car seats and suffered nothing more than soreness and seatbelt injuries when it could have been much worse.

The man in the other vehicle was rushed to the hospital and was revived.

Having survived this near-fatal accident, Sutton is using this chance to tell their story. She took to Facebook in hopes of getting other parents to take car-seat rules seriously.

“Please, I am begging you as a mom to really look at this. This could be you! This could be anyone!” she wrote. “My children beat the odds on Wednesday and we are very, very lucky they are alive.”

This is a wake up call to those who ignore car-seat precautions.

I have been processing this for days! Wednesday afternoon I picked up Alayna from school and had the other three kids…

Posted by Sarah Sutton on Saturday, May 5, 2018

 

 

 

 

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