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Researchers Rank Top Causes of Brain Injuries in Kids

Falling from beds, tripping on floors, and playing football are commonly cited in ERs

(Newser) - A comprehensive new report on the causes of brain injuries in children finds that falls from beds and trips on uneven floors are top causes in the youngest of kids, but football emerges as a leader among older ones, reports HealthDay News . The study in the journal Brain Injury breaks...

He Was Driving Around a Curve. Then He Saw a Tiny Pink Coat

Truck driver's dashcam video shows car seat, with a toddler in it, in the road after it fell out of car

(Newser) - A truck driver got "quite a shock" this week while driving in Mankato, Minn., and now his dashcam footage shows us all why. ABC News reports that the man, IDed by FOX 9 and the Washington Post as Chad "Cheddar" Mock, was about to go around a bend...

Mom's 'Nagging' Text May Have Saved Baby's Life

Rebecca Boyer asked husband to fix straps; they were in an accident minutes later

(Newser) - On her first day back to work after maternity leave, Rebecca Boyer asked her husband, David, to send her "hourly updates" on baby William's first day away from her. One of those text updates was a photo of William snoozing in his car seat—and what Boyer calls...

Toddler Buckled All Wrong in Car Seat Is Only Crash Survivor

Four adults die in crash on I-94 near Detroit

(Newser) - "It wasn't the right age, it wasn't the right fit, it wasn't the right anything and still saved this kid's life." So says Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw of the car seat that was holding a 1-year-old during an I-94 crash near Detroit...

A Virginia Driver Is Masquerading as a Car Seat

It's part of a Virginia Tech study of autonomous cars

(Newser) - It's still a couple of months until Halloween, but some in Arlington, Va., are already dressing up—as car seats. An NBC Washington reporter spotted a seemingly autonomous van driving around Arlington on Monday. On closer inspection, he realized there actually was a driver—the man was just disguised...

Baby Dies After Being Starved in Car Seat for Days: Cops

Michigan mom charged with first-degree murder

(Newser) - A young mother in Michigan has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree child abuse after allegedly strapping her 6-month-old son into a car seat for two days without food or water. Lovily Johnson, 22, had a personal protection order against the father of her 2-year-old daughter in 2016, and...

Instead of Tickets, Cops Give Dad a Much-Needed Gift

Texas police pool funds, pitch in for 3 new car seats for down-on-his-luck dad

(Newser) - When police officer Justin Gower pulled a truck over Saturday in Cedar Park, Texas, for a faulty light, he wasn't prepared for what he found: three girls, ages 1, 3, and 4, in the back, none in car seats, KVUE reports. "I was upset because it's extremely...

Cops: Mom Stashes Baby in Trunk to Avoid Ticket

Baby spoils plot by crying

(Newser) - A Florida woman who feared getting a ticket for driving without a car seat hatched a scheme to hide the infant in the trunk that landed her in far worse trouble, say police. When deputies in Broward County tried to pull over 19-year-old Breona Watkins for a traffic violation yesterday,...

Pot-Smoking Mom Puts Baby on Car Roof, Drives Off

Catalina Clouser has been arrested for child abuse, DUI

(Newser) - Apparently it is not enough to protect babies with a good car seat: Catalina Clouser had her 5-week-old baby strapped safely in a car seat when she drove home just after midnight yesterday. Unfortunately, the mom, who unsurprisingly admits she was smoking pot beforehand, left both babe and car seat...

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