Mom Shares Horrific Accident Photo To Remind Parents Of Proper Car Seat Use

September 28, 2017

A mother's Facebook post of her completely mangled car with two perfectly intact car seats is serving as a reminder to parents everywhere of the importance of proper car seat installation and use.

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Credit: Jenna Casado Rabberman

Jenna Casado Rabberman was driving her 6-week-old son and three-year-old son in her 2015 Honda CRV when she was in the crash.

The car was totaled, but the boys were "completely unharmed."

"I'm not one to post anything too heavy or personal on Facebook but guys... THIS is why you buckle your kids into their car seats correctly every SINGLE time," Rabberman writes in her post. "Even when they scream because the straps are tight. Even when they complain about the chest clip or being rear facing."

"We stopped for milk on the way home from preschool yesterday. We were minutes from home. Someone sped through a red light and slammed into us. You never think it will happen to you. 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. I will be fine, my kids are fine, everything else can be replaced. Sending thanks to God for keeping us safe (along with Honda, Graco & Chicco)."

As for Rabberman, she told ABC News she has a few minor injuries but it will take a while before she feels comfortable with her children in a vehicle again.

"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."

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