Getting your child a car seat isn’t enough to protect them during a ride. You have to know how to correctly fasten them, too. Recently, Rebecca Tafaro Boyer, a nurse from Memphis, Tennessee has shared a nightmarish car crash story, proving parents can never let their guard down.
“[My husband], David, was traveling eastbound across an overpass at nearly fifty miles an hour when a woman traveling westbound crossed over three lanes of traffic in an effort to make a left turn onto an exit ramp located to my husbands right,” Rebecca told Bored Panda. “She clearly didn’t have enough time as he hit the front passenger side of her vehicle. We later found out that she had no license or insurance, and that this was her third offense driving without a license.”
David hit the brakes so hard, he fractured the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th metatarsals of his right foot. Luckily, he won’t need surgery. He isn’t allowed to walk on his right foot for the next 6-8 weeks, though. But their son, William, probably had his guardian angel on duty.
“William was completely uninjured during the crash,” Rebecca added. In fact, he didn’t even wake up from his nap. The parents, however, did everything in their power to make him the safest kid on the road. “I am a former NICU nurse so I knew lots of car seat basics, but in preparation for William’s arrival, we attended a child safety class prior to his birth that covered everything from CPR to car seats. Additionally, we spent some time reading our manual when the car seat arrived.”
“I wouldn’t say that we have become scared of car rides,” the mom said. “I don’t think it’s worth living in fear over something that can happen at any time and any place. But it certainly has reinforced that it is so important to strap William in correctly every single time, even when driving half a mile down the road.”
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This is Rebecca Tafaro Boyer, and some people might call her “naggy,” but Rebecca recently shared an emotional story to prove them wrong
“Friends, let’s have a quick chat about something that some of my family members think makes me a super annoying overprotective mom – car seat safety”
“My first day back from maternity leave, I demanded that my husband send me hourly updates and recaps on how baby William was handling his first day away from mommy”
“This afternoon around 2:15, I got a text from my hubby during their trip to Walgreens. My nagging wife reply was to correct William’s position in the car seat”
“At 2:30 my phone rang, my husband’s panicked voice came through the line, ‘Honey, we had a car wreck’”
“The boys were less than three miles from our house when a woman pulled into oncoming traffic to try and make a quick left turn”
“My precious little bundle of joy was so well restrained in his car seat, THAT HE DIDN’T EVEN WAKE UP”
Her husband, David, fractured the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th metatarsals of his right foot
“The car is a loss, but cars can be replaced – my boys can’t”
A lot of people reacted by sharing their own similar experiences