A photo of a horrifying car crash posted by a mom went viral on Facebook after people realized the importance of the warning message that accompanied the photo. Fortunately, her sons “escaped without a scratch,” but things would have turned out very different if she did not take one an extra precaution before driving…
On Sept. 27, Jenna Casado Rabberman uploaded a photo showing her car completely destroyed while two child seats remained perfectly intact after a car accident that she was involved in. She was with her two sons, an almost 3-year-old and a 6-week-old, while driving them home from preschool. In the post, she cautioned other parents about the importance of having proper car seat installation.
She wrote that the photo showed why parents should “buckle” their children “correctly” before driving off “even when they scream because the straps are tight” or “when they complain about the chest clip or being rear facing.”
In a Facebook post by Safe Kids Worldwide, the non-profit organization also emphasized how important it is to “buckle up every ride, every time.”
Rabberman recalled that they were “minutes from home” when another car slammed into them. Fortunately, she said her boys were completely unharmed.
“My boys escaped without a scratch but the paramedics told me it could have been very different had I not taken the extra 2 minutes to be sure they were buckled correctly,” she explained.
Speaking to ABC News, she described herself as a “pretty relaxed parent” but she doesn’t let up when it comes to car seats.
She said, “I feel like it’s such an easy thing that I can do to keep them safe. I know that I would never be able to forgive myself if anything happened to my children because I didn’t take the time to do something so simple to protect them. I don’t think any parent could live with that.”
Rabberman, who came off with a few minor injuries, said she initially wondered if she should share the photo with others but decided to do so. “I debated on sharing this photo but decided that if I could make one person think twice about buckling their child in then our accident would have a purpose,” she explained.