Child car safety is certainly worth knowing.
It was every parent’s nightmare. It was 2005 and former Australian Wallabies skipper, Phil Kearns was backing out of his driveway in his Sydney home when he felt his 4WD hit a small bump.
He said, at the time, it felt like he had hit a newspaper. It wasn’t until his son started screaming at him that he realised what had happened.
The father of four had run over his 19-month-old daughter.
Little Andie was rushed to Hospital with severe abdominal injuries. After three weeks in intensive care the little girl made it home to her family in time for Christmas.
”It had a huge impact on me,” ‘ he told Fairfax Media, “how could it not? It took a long time to come to terms with.”
Andie Kearns was one of the lucky ones. Driveway fatalities are believed to be second only to backyard pool drownings for childhood deaths.
Experts say as many as three children a week are hit in low-speed run-over accidents, with at least seven of them killed in any year and 60 more seriously injured.
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We can’t be there for our kids every single second, and while some of us would like to, we can’t wrap them up in cotton wool either. But there are some things we can do to make our children safer around cars.These 5 child car safety tips are a good starting point.