The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


November 20, 2012

Baby saved by proper installation of child safety seat

SUNBURY — Sunbury police a perfectly installed child safety seat saved an infant from injuries after the vehicle flipped on its roof after striking a utility pole Monday evening.

“It was installed absolutely perfect,” said Sunbury police officer Jamie Quinn.

“There was no visible injuries whatsoever to the child, thanks to how that seat was installed.”

Sunbury police didn’t not release the name of the victims in the crash, but said three people were being transported to the Sunbury Community Hospital as a precaution.

At around 5:45 p.m., police were dispatched after witnesses say they saw a silver Pontiac Grand Prix flip on its roof at Fourth and Packer streets.

“It was in the air,” a man who refused to be identified said.

“It is amazing they are all not injured.”

Only one out of every four child safety seats is installed correctly, and thanks to state police at Milton, Stonington and Selinsgrove, Valley residents got the chance to improve on those numbers.

Last month, the three barracks offered clinics on how to install the seats.

It is not known if the driver attended one of those courses, but Quinn said she was impressed with what she saw.

“There was just no movement in that seat,” she said.

“It was all done correctly and other than mom and grand-mom being shaken up we think everyone will be fine.”

The accident is under investigation, Quinn said.


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