Occupants of two vehicles which collided at the intersection of Grayson Springs Road and William H. Thomas Bypass on Friday morning suffered no serious injuries, and Detective Kevin Smith said that proper restraints were to thank.
Smith, with the Leitchfield Police Department, explained that a passenger car with two passengers was travelling east on Grayson Springs Road (HWY 1214) when the female driver failed to yield the right-of-way to an SUV travelling south on the bypass.
The vehicles met in a crash which caused significant damage to each, though there were “minor if any injuries,” Smith said.
One passenger in the SUV was an infant who Smith said was in a properly installed infant safety seat. Smith went on to explain that “serious injuries to the child were probably avoided” by the use of the child restraint.
He hopes to remind everyone with a small child of the importance in not only buckling children into age- and size-appropriate safety seats, but also making sure that those seats are installed according to manufacturer’s directions.
“Also, if your child seat has been involved in any type of collision - no matter how minor it may seem - you need to throw away that seat and get a new one.”
Smith said that financial resources are often sited as a reason not to purchase a new seat, but he said that “there are resources available if you need help purchasing an infant or child safety seat.”
In addition to LPD, Leitchfield Volunteer Fire Department and Grayson County EMS responded to the accident. THe officer in charge of the scene was LPD’s Officer Greg Whobrey.