Fatal crash a reminder about car seats

June 29, 2011 3:45:17 PM PDT
The story of a 10-month-old baby killed in a rollover crash next to Lake Wheeler Tuesday is a shocking reminder for parents about the importance of using a carseat correctly.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says 24-year-old Heather Lucas had her child in a seat when she lost control, but the straps weren't on tight enough.

The baby died after being thrown through the sunroof and crushed.

There are many places that will help you set up your carseat and use it properly. A great resource is the website: http://www.buckleupnc.org/

Here's also a list of Permanent Checking Stations available in Wake County:

  • Apex
    • Town of Apex Fire Department PCS
      • Reception 919-362-4001 Saturday only from 09:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-7:00pm
  • Fuquay Varina
    • Fuquay-Varina Fire Department Station 1 PCS
      • Captain 919-552-0422 Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - Noon; 2:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Fuquay-Varina
    • Fuquay-Varina Fire Department Station 2 PCS
      • Captain 919-552-4949 Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - Noon; 2:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Holly Springs
    • Holly Springs Police Department
      • Holly Springs PD 919-557-9111 By appointment only
  • Morrisville
    • Morrisville Fire-Rescue Station 1 PCS
      • On-Duty Shift Personnel 919-463-6120 Daily: 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Morrisville
    • Morrisville Fire-Rescue Station 2 PCS
      • On-Duty Shift Personnel 919-463-6140 Daily: 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wake Forest
    • Wake Forest Police Department PCS
      • Jennifer Chitwood 919-435-9596 By appointment only
  • Willow Spring
    • Fuquay-Varina Fire Department Station 3 PCS
      • Captain 919-557-2787 Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - Noon; 2:00pm - 8:00pm

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