News

Safe Kids Allen County Announces Saturday Car Seat Clinic

Free inspections help kick off Child Passenger Safety Week

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – In partnership with the Automotive Safety Program, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), Safe Kids Allen County announced today its participation in the national and statewide 2015 Child Passenger Safety Week, by hosting a free Car Safety Seat Clinic Saturday at Jefferson Pointe.

“Proper child seat usage saves lives, and knowing how to install a child seat and when to transition to the next available seat, or into a traditional seat belt, is vital to keeping children safe while riding in automobiles,” said Safe Kids Allen County Coordinator Carmen DeBruce.

Child Passenger Safety Week is an annual event supported by federal funding allocated to Safe Kids Allen County from the ICJI Traffic Safety division. According to ICJI, in 2014, 246 Indiana children under the age of 13 were injured, and 4 children died, from being unrestrained in an automobile accident. Further statistics show that nationally, 71 percent of car seats are not used correctly.

WHO:  Safe Kids Allen County

WHAT:  Free Child Safety Seat Clinic

WHERE: Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center
  4130 W. Jefferson Blvd.
  Fort Wayne, IN  46804

WHEN:  Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015
  10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information on Indiana’s child passenger seat law, please visit: http://www.in.gov/cji/2383.htm. For a complete list of child seat inspection stations offered year-round across the state, broken down by county, please visit: http://www.preventinjury.org/Child-Passenger-Safety/Child-Safety-Seat-Inspection-Stations/List-of-Child-Safety-Seat-Inspection-Stations.

###
 
CONTACT: Carmen DeBruce, Safe Kids Allen County Coordinator, 260.438.9116
 


Back to News

t=1000
 
LUTHERAN HEALTH NETWORK
BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER | DUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL | DUPONT HOSPITAL* | KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL*
LUTHERAN HEALTH PHYSICIANS | LUTHERAN HOSPITAL* | MEDSTAT | THE ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL* | REDIMED | REHABILITATION HOSPITAL*
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL*

*A physician owned hospital.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
*ER wait times are door to clinical professional and can change quickly depending on the urgency of patients that arrive by ambulance. Lutheran Health Network provides care to patients with life-threatening illnesses first.
Patients are seen in order of severity, therefore, your spot may not be guaranteed. In case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
Lutheran Hospital is owned in part by physicians.
Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.