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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Mom warns parents after seatbelt slices 6-year-old daughter's stomach open

If you think your child has outgrown a booster seat, think again.

That’s the message a concerned mom is spreading after a seatbelt sliced into her 6-year-old daughter’s stomach during a car accident in September.

Samantha Swartwout was riding in the back seat of her dad’s car when the vehicle veered off the road and crashed into a tree 200 feet away. The impact of the collision was so intense that the seatbelt the child was wearing opened up her abdomen.

It was a phone call no mom ever wants to get, Samantha’s mom, Shelly Martin, told CBS News.

Her daughter was severely injured. The young girl had a concussion, a deep cut in her belly, and needed stitches on her forehead.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Arrest the father immediately and the mother for pushing blame on seatbelts.

Anonymous said...

I used to work for the NTSB and investigate plane crashes, seat belts kill many of the passengers in those crashes. Internal bleeding, burst bowels, ruptured spleens, but still better than flying around in the fuselage.