Mom’s Warning to Parents — Booster Seat Safety Saved Her Son’s Life

It was the phone call you never want to get. Jen McLellan answered the phone on Sunday, September 15, to learn that her husband, Chris, and their 9-year-old son, Braeden, had been in a terrible car accident. Thankfully, adhering to booster seat safety helped protect her son.

The pair were on their way to a friend’s home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when an SUV ran a red light, causing a T-bone collision.

Thankfully, they never budged on booster seat safety

“I didn’t freak out until I arrived on the scene and couldn’t see my son,” Jen wrote on Facebook. “I finally saw him covered in a red drink, and for a few⁣ seconds, I mistook it for something else. Then I saw the car, and my heart stopped.⁣”

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The family’s Hyundai Elantra was completely totaled, but young Braeden only walked away with some bruises.

That’s because the 9-year-old was securely fastened in a booster seat, something Jen says has been an ongoing battle with her son.

“I can’t tell you how many arguments I’ve had with my⁣ 9-year-old about him not wanting to be in a booster because his friends don’t use one. I’m forever thankful I never budged.⁣”

She says Paramedics on the scene were surprised how well Braeden was after seeing the car wreck and credited the booster seat for his safety.

Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm
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