A two-vehicle crash in Springfield sent a 1 year old to the hospital after her car seat was ejected.
Cindy Wells, 45, of Springfield, said she was driving south on Kansas Expressway and making a left-hand turn onto Hovey Street. Wells, who was driving a 1986 Bronco, said she was hit by another car.
The baby was in a forward facing car seat but was thrown out of the back of the vehicle during the wreck.
“The only thing we could figure is that the pressure on the seatbelt caused the lock to disengage,” Wells said.
Fortunately, no one in the accident was seriously injured including the baby, who was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
There are several lessons to be learned from this accident. First of all, it is imperative that car seats are properly installed. Failing to properly install a car seat can result in serious injuries to your children. One should consult an expert if they have any questions regarding proper installation. Secondly, one should make sure the product they are using to keep their child free from harm is a safe product. There are many dangerous and defective products on the market. In order to avoid purchasing a dangerous or defective productive, make sure and conduct your own research before purchase.
If you or a loved one feel that you have been harmed by a dangerous or defective product, please contact the experienced Springfield product liability attorneys of Strong-Garner-Bauer, P.C. at 417-887-4300.