Deadly Car Accident Turns The Suffered Mother Into The Murderer Of Her Own Child
20-year-old Brittany Stephens whose 1-year-old child Sevaira was killed in the October car accident was arrested on February 27 for neglecting the rules of kid’s safe transportation. Dreadful mistake caused the chain of unfortunate events.
Previously, on October 12, Louisiana was shaken by a terrible car accident. According to the report, 28-year-old off-duty Baton Rouge Police officer Christopher Manuel hit his 2007 Corvette into a 2002 Nissan Xterra making the last roll over.
The former law enforcement serviceman was driving above the speed limit that caused the horrible accident. He was arrested on February 16 for neglecting the traffic code and speeding.
On the other hand, the Nissan car also didn’t follow all the rules of traffic regulations. According to the specifications, the vehicle can carry five passengers, while on October 12, there were four adults and four children inside.
Little Sevaira was located between the two front seats on her own car seat, however, was not properly secured.
The investigation conducted by Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. concluded that the death happened because of blunt force trauma to the neck with a fracture of the cervical spine and a contusion of the cervical spinal cord and was caused by poor safety methods.
Later, Brittany told that she was the last to deal with her daughter’s car seat.
Safety belts importance
The safety car seats were invented not in vain. The risk of injuries while using them is reduced up to 82% and the risk of death up to 28%.
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However, these numbers are true only in case the belts are fastened properly. Unfortunately, the arrested mother confessed about neglecting the main rules of safety that caused the death of her child.
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Your kid's safety is above anything else. Regardless of the case, you should undoubtedly check everything in order not to meet the most unfortunate outcome.