In what should be a lesson to all parents, a father and two children, none of whom were wearing seat belts or child safety seats, suffered critical injuries in a Sunday morning car accident on I-95 in Boca Raton. Fire Rescue took the injured to Delray Medical Center.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the single car accident happened on the southbound lanes of I-95 near Congress Avenue. Witnesses told the highway patrol that the vehicle was speeding when it lost control, ran off the interstate and rolled over.
Thankfully another child in the vehicle was uninjured, due to the use of restraint, as reported by the Highway Patrol.
We cannot stress strongly enough the importance of the use of seat belts and child safety seats. While many adults choose to risk their own lives by failing to use an available seat-belt; the decision of whether to place a child in such a restraint is not be a choice, but rather, a requirement. We hope all parents and care givers take the time and show the care to protect their children.