08-02-2002, 12:56 PM
I am a member of a volunteer fire dept. This morning my pager went off for a two car accident with multiple injuries and cpr was in progress. Guess what I found when I got there------KIDS. There were four kids and two adults in one car, and two adults in the other. The one I worked on (eight years old) might live but has head injuries that could be severe. We transported her by air and two others by ground. That makes three, the fourth didn't make it. Its hard to see parents holding a dead child; and it also takes it toll on me to see this happen to a child. I believe if those kids would have had their seat belts on the outcome would have been far better. The child that died was ejected and was probably ran over by her parents own car and the one I worked on recieved her injuries by flying around inside the car. Please do yourself a favor and make sure your kids are belted in when you drive, the life you save could be theirs.
08-02-2002, 01:19 PM
Very good advice we should all follow. Lead by example too. It's hard to convince the kids to wear their's when you aren't.
08-02-2002, 02:10 PM
If I was a cop I'd be ticketing or arresting every dam adult that didn't buckle there child. There's no dam excuse. And people need to have good car seats and then learn how to properly install them so that they are tight against the seat with no play. other wise the kid will get wiplash or a broken neck. I knoe alot of people that have new car seats thank to a local thing by the fire dept and State Farm insurance. *A friend had a brand new car seat kept by them because something wasn't right with it that we as the public don't know. *I could go on and on but I'll stop now.
08-02-2002, 02:49 PM
You know, if I am in a drive thru with my daughter and I take off my seatbelt to get my wallet out she yells at me to put it back on, until I explain to her that I need to take it off to do so.
08-02-2002, 05:26 PM
That is a shame to hear taconitehead, but a very good example why we all need to be buckled. * http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif
08-02-2002, 08:04 PM
My kids are better at reminding me to wear mine than the other way around.
08-03-2002, 05:47 PM
For those of you wondering, she *died this morning. I went to see her parents this morning and they are going to try and help another child by donating her organs. to those of you that read this or replied --- thank you. It helps me to talk about it and it may prevent this from ever happening to any of you. *THANKS
08-03-2002, 11:17 PM
I here ya taconitehead, I am a 20year veteran myself and have seen WAY to many people dead over some of most minor roll overs and 20 mph head-on's that never would have happened with the damm seat belt on.
Once in a great while the belt would have made no difference but at least that person made the effort.
We just had a call Thursday night where a drunk in an new S-10 plowed head on with a Surburban. The kid in the S-10 was ejected and killed by some of the parts of his own truck! When we pulled up to the scene the engine and trans layed in the road and both halfs were on opposite sides and he layed out in the field.
The kid in the surburban is in bad shape but going to make it, luckly he was belted in.
People like my mother need to quit winning that the belt bothers them or if I get in a wreck it will bruise me real bad!! Da! bruises are better then a crushed face when it creams the windshield! If everyone could just see one dead person that would have been saved by a seat belt our job would be more pleasant......
08-04-2002, 02:22 AM
Police, fire & EMT personnel do a thankless job that the majority of us wouldn't be able to handle. If it wasn't for those people helping out how would things really be like?
Thanks to all you guys & gals out there.
08-04-2002, 03:27 PM
As a 12 year veteran in Law Enforcement, and someon who works very close with Fire and EMS thanks Revrnd its nice to be appreciated..
08-05-2002, 02:53 PM
I used to not wear my seatbelt but when we got pregnant I immediately started making it a habit. *Now I feel too loose and uncomfortable without it. *And our 21 month old son must realize it's important, because yesterday at the grocery store I put him in the shopping cart and he grabbed the straps and buckled himself in.