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Real LifeIn Palm Beach County, Florida, a mom attended a Safe Kids car seat check-up event where one of our certificated technicians helped her install car seats for her two sons, who were then one and three years-old.
A few weeks later, after picking her sons up from daycare, she was stopped at a red light when, suddenly, a driver hit their car from behind. Her car was pushed forward and propelled into the middle of an intersection where it was hit four more times by oncoming vehicles.
One of the car seats was split in half and the other was damaged by fire. It was a crash that no one should have survived, yet both boys came out with only minor injuries. Their mother suffered a severe injury from the accident, but thankfully, she survived and is doing much better.
After the accident, the mom reached out to the Safe Kids technician who originally installed her sons’ car seats, with this simple message: “Hi, I’m not sure if you remember me, but you saved my family’s life.”
In most cases, our technicians do not get that personal “thank you,” yet every year tens of thousands of volunteers give their time to help parents keep their kids safe. Safe Kids has now checked over 1.5 million car seats.