A toddler was in critical condition on Friday after being run over by her own van. About 5 yesterday evening near the intersection of Sterling and Nebraska in Peoria, the two year old unbuckled her car seat opened the car door and tumbled to the ground.
Today, the Children's Hospital of Illinois in partnership with other local agencies conducted car seat safety exams. It's a monthly car seat check, officials say is aimed AT teaching parents how to keep their children safe on the road. Probably the most important thing is to keep them in the car and keep them safely in the car in the event of a crash.
And so we're trying to provide families with the education and the tools they need to make sure their children are safe during any type of incident. Durbin says children up to the age of eight should be secured in a car seat of some sort. She says you should not keep any car seat any longer than six years.
For more information on how to properly use your car seats, or to make an appointment for a car seat check, call the Children's Hospital of Illinois Safety Information line at 877–277–6543.
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