car upside down after a crash

Bloomington, IL,
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Saving Leilani

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 was a nearly perfect day in Southern California. The sun was shining, a light breeze blowing, and there was barely a cloud in the sky. Moments later, amid crumpled steel and shattered glass, disaster would strike and a family’s future could’ve been changed forever - but instead they would walk away.

Car crashes are a leading cause of death among young children. Sadly, basic child safety practices could have saved more than 50% of them. But Christina Lopez’s daughter Leilani was spared thanks to a timely inspection and decades of safety improvements.

This is a story of how. How to properly install a child seat, buckle the child, and how to get your seat checked. How you can prevent child tragedies from occurring. How Leilani survived.