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    Proper car seats saves lives of 2 year old twins

    http://www.digtriad.com/video/?aid=1...=101650&cat=14


    The 3 adults in the car died, but the officer states the reason the kids are alive is because they were in their car seats. The kids only suffered minor bruises and scratches.
    DS 9 years old, 57# 50.5in in a Evenflo Amp LBB 01 Honda Accord, Graco TB LBB 03 Honda Pilot
    DD 6 years old 43.5# 44in Recaro ProBooster 01 Honda Accord, Britax Frontier85 03 Honda Pilot

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    Re: Proper car seats saves lives of 2 year old twins

    I saw that on the news... tragic. Those poor babies... alive, yes, but without three family members.

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    Re: Proper car seats saves lives of 2 year old twins

    So sad. But, I'm glad the babies are OK. But, without their mommas.

    I always tell my dh (who is directionally challenged) to just calm down, slow down and we'll make it there just fine when we miss an exit. He'd totally try to do that if I didn't freak out.
    Maiya ~ 12y/80lbs ~ Jane Indy Plus ~ Hayden ~ 9y/55lbs ~ SK Monterey ~ Quinn ~ 8y/45lbs ~ RXT ~ Mitchell ~ 18m/24lbs ~ Arctic Cat MA

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    Re: Proper car seats saves lives of 2 year old twins

    What a sad sad story. And what an incredible testament to proper carseat use and the difference it makes.

    Poor babies and the rest of their family.
    Trudy - Canadian CPSAC certified CRST Instructor-Trainer and mommy to:
    Janeen - 17 yrs and learning to drive!
    Jillian - 11 yrs, 80'ish lbs, 5-stepping in each car. :O
    Jonas - 8yrs, 65lbs, Riding in an Oobr in each car.
    Both safely riding in either a 2007 Outlook or a 2015 Subaru Legacy depending on the day.


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    Re: Proper car seats saves lives of 2 year old twins

    Sad story that's terrible.

    We had one of our ambulance pull a turn in a service road like that years ago after call available from a call on the interstate. They were hit by an 18 wheeler in the same manor. Both EMTs were flown to the local trauma center and they still have medical problems to this day.

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    Re: Proper car seats saves lives of 2 year old twins

    There was a crash outside of my home town this past week(or was it the week before) and the driver was killed and the 1 yr old in the back in his carseat was fine...although a passerby removed the child from his carseat.

    I saw pics of the crash in the paper today...the whole front of the car was gone...including the front seats.

    I know the trooper that did the investigating on it and can probably find out if the child was RF or FF.

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    Mommy to Nicholas (12-29-08) RF'ed to 2.75 yrs in Graco MyRide(crashed) and a True Fit Primier. FF in the TFP and a Graco Nautilus Elite. Nicholas is 2.75 yrs old, 32 lbs and 36" tall.
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    Re: Proper car seats saves lives of 2 year old twins

    Can you imagine how awful that poor truck driver feels

    What a wreck. They're lucky they didn't kill dozens of people or cause a pileup.

    those poor babies
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