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.”
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.