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Florida Fire Department Shares Shocking Photos Reinforcing the Benefits of Children's Car Seats

The Wakulla County Fire Rescue in Crawfordville, Florida, shared several photos of a horrific car crash on its Facebook page. The photo album is titled "Car Seats SAVE two children!"

The accident involved a 16-month-old, a 4-year-old, their mother and the driver of another vehicle. The crash did break the car seat but no one involved had anything more than minor abrasions. Even medical responders were shocked by the outcome.

Wakulla County Fire Rescue Fire Chief Michael Morgan told Yahoo Parenting, “When we first looked at that vehicle, your first reaction in that split second is, ‘That’s not survivable.' We were amazed to find there were two children in the back seat that were virtually unharmed, except for some bumps and bruises.”

Out of the hundreds of comments, one user noted that the car seat was forward-facing when it should have been rear-facing. According to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, children should stay in a rear-facing position until they are 2 years old because the upper bodies of small children are cradled by the back of their car seats in a frontal crash.

Morgan went on to say “We’ve heard some concerns that the car seat was not safe in the vehicle, according to some car seat experts. That the seat was facing front instead of back. But the outcome is what we’re concerned about. We commend the mother for having the children in the car seat. If they hadn’t been restrained in a child seat, it would have been worse. It could have been a lot worse.”

Photo: Woman Insta, Parent Society

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