Have you ever had one of those moments where you feel like you are in a movie. I had one yesterday. My family and I headed out around 10am to drive to VT to visit his family. We detoured to Falmouth to visit my Mother who recently had surgery.
We got through Boston and all was going well when it happened. And here it was a moment I felt like I was living in a movie. Our rear driverside tire blew out an we lost control. Our car spun around on 93 north across 4 lanes of traffic on the busiest travel day of the year. I remember being terrified. I remember think things like this dont happen to me. I remember thinking Oh My God my babies!! As we reached the breakdown lane we hit the guard rail and our car flipped onto it's side.
What seemed like hours was seconds! People surrounded our car! My kids were screaming. The baby slept through the whole crash! I was trapped in the passenger seat because of my seatbelt. I finally got undone by pushing myself up on the steering column. By then the police had arrived and they helped me go out through the tailgate of my van.
There standing on the side of the high were my children with complete strangers who stopped to help! And here is the amazing part of it all. No one had even a scratch on them. Our car was on its side on the highway and my children were completely unharmed!
And this is where my PSA is, the reason my children walked away without a scratch and my husband and I walked away without a scratch is because of proper seatbelt and carseat use!! The baby (14 months today) was rear facing in his Graco Myride. My 5 year old daughter was 5 pt harnessed in her Britax marathon and my 6 year old was in a Recaro Vivo high back booster! I do not follow the minimums for car seat safety! I make sure my children do not have bulky coats on and I adjust straps every time I put them in their seats.
So please remember your Children deserve to be safe!! And so do you, set the example by always wearing your seat belts.
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