Sunday, April 19, 2009

Baby Boy In Critical Condition, Toddler Now Stable After Downtown Crash

Sunday April 19, 2009 Staff
A baby boy remains in critical condition in hospital after a three-car collision on Saturday.
His three-year-old sister is now in stable condition. The three-month-old boy suffered head injuries and a broken leg, and the girl had severe cuts to her head and face.
Investigators contend that neither child was properly restrained. Four children were inside the white Dodge Caravan but there were only two car seats.
"We know for a fact only two kids in that car could have been properly restrained," outlined Sgt. Tim Burrows of Traffic Services. "Children at that age [should not] be in a normal seatbelt."
The crash happened just after 3:30pm at the intersection of Yonge St. and Lake Shore Blvd.
Officers allege that the northbound Caravan ran a red light and was T-boned by a westbound Chevrolet. The Chevrolet then crashed into a BMW which had stopped for the red light.
A total of nine people were injured.
It's believed that the infant was being held in his mother's arms at the time of the impact. They were sitting in the back seat and he may have hit a side window.
"If you knowingly don't put your child in a safety seat and then something happens, you 'd have a hard time living with yourself," stated Alison McColl, a GTA resident.
Police across Ontario are currently in the middle of a car seat campaign designed to educate parents and guardians. The campaign runs from April 15 to April 26.
"Ontario has a 93 per cent compliance rate. For every one per cent we can increase that number, we can save five lives annually in [the province]," Sgt. Burrows revealed.
Officers are investigating. If you saw anything, call police 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous 416-222-TIPS (8477). You can also text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).
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