Holly Wagner’s world was turned upside down when she received a call that her partner’s car was in a serious accident. Their two children, 3-year-old Connor and 11-month-old Cameron, were taken to the hospital. Holly’s partner and Connor were badly injured, but Cameron’s injuries were so severe that he couldn’t survive and Holly had to make the difficult decision to let him go.
According to the police report, the accident was caused by improper use of the seat belt. Cameron’s lap belt was not fastened and the chest belt broke on impact. He was also thrown out of the car in the opposite direction of travel when the seat belt ripped. Cameron should have been seated facing forward, as safety guidelines recommend for children up to one year old.
Two weeks before the accident, Holly had snapped a photo of Cameron sleeping in his car seat facing the wrong way, a mistake she didn’t realize at the time was dangerous. She now wants to warn other parents about the importance of using the right car seat and installing it correctly to protect their children from harm. Watch the video about Cameron’s tragic story for more information.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, automobile accidents are the leading cause of death among children in the United States, and many of these deaths could be prevented by following proper car seat guidelines.
Holly is now sharing Cameron’s story and pleading for parents to educate themselves on car seat safety and policies to prevent similar tragedies from happening to other families. She hopes that by sharing her story she can raise awareness and save lives.
While nothing can bring Cameron back, Holly’s message is an important reminder for parents to take car seat safety seriously and always make sure their children are properly secured in the car. It only takes a few moments to verify that the car seat is properly installed and the child is securely strapped in, but it can mean the difference between life and death.
Cameron’s story is tragic, but it serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of car seat safety and the need for parents to educate themselves about the right guidelines. By taking the time to ensure our children are safe in the car, we can help prevent unnecessary tragedy and keep our little ones safe.
Holly learned a hard lesson and wants to make sure other parents don’t suffer the same tragedy. She now champions in-car safety and urges parents to ensure they are using the correct car seat, installing it correctly and following safety guidelines. Holly hopes that by sharing Cameron’s story, parents will become more aware of the importance of car safety and take all necessary precautions to keep their children safe while driving.
It’s important to remember that car accidents can happen to anyone and that using the right safety equipment can make a world of difference when it comes to preventing serious injury or even death. As parents, it is our responsibility to keep our children safe and making sure they are properly buckled up in the car is a crucial part of that. By following car safety guidelines and keeping our children safe, we can help prevent tragic accidents like the one that killed Cameron.
https://news.detroitdailynews.com/2023/02/21/a-mother-took-a-photo-of-her-son-in-the-car-but-two-weeks-later-he-passed-away-when-she-looked-at-the-photo-again-she-noticed-something-that-everyone-else-had-missed/ A mother took a picture of her son in the car, but he died two weeks later. Looking at the photo again, she noticed something everyone else had missed