We recently received a message from Olivia in NSW after she was in an accident with her two children in the car.
I was taking my son to day care as normal – we had had a massive down poor of rain for about 5 hours. As I started to drive, the rain cleared up and the sun started to come out but the roads were still very wet.
As I rounded a corner on a road I travel regularly, my car began to aquaplane and I couldn’t regain control of my car. My car spun a near full 360, and I ended up on the opposite side of the road. As my car began to stop, a van T-Boned the whole passenger side of my car.
My 2 year old daughter was strapped in the rear of the car on the passenger side in her InfaSecure Roamer. The impact was so severe her seat had been pushed half way across the middle of the back seat – the passenger door still touching her seat.
My 3 year old son was on the drivers side rear seat, strapped in to his InfaSecure Roamer, and both my children escaped without injury, only had mild shock, a few scratches on their faces, and my daughter had a few on her arm where her window had shattered on her. Once the ambulance officers and police officers arrived at the crash scene, they were all amazed that my children survived without injury. I was told due to having my children safely strapped into the correct carseats and anchor points, and installed by a licensed car seat fitter, my children’s lives had been saved. Without my children being in these seats they may not have been so lucky.
If my children hadn’t been in their Roamers, there’s a very high chance my daughter wouldn’t be here today. I owe my daughters life to that seat – they’re great, and I wouldn’t have my children in any other car seat.
This fantastic outcome is the result of everyone involved doing their part – parent, retailer & manufacturer. Olivia gave her children the best chance by ensuring she had them restrained, and one of our excellent retail partners (Belmont Kid’s Carousel) made sure they were fitted correctly. We’re proud to have played a part in this, and it’s stories like Olivia’s that drive us to do what we do every day.
Thanks for sharing your story with us, Olivia, and we wish you safe travels from here on out!