OPP shares disturbing story about mother passenger
As the Ontario Provincial Police continue their annual seatbelt campaign, Sgt. Kerry Schmidt took to Twitter to share a disturbing story that occurred on Hwy 407.
“Upon [the officer] looking inside the car, not only was the 22-year-old-driver not buckled… an 18-year-old mother in the back was holding her 15-month-old baby… there was also a 3-month-old in the mother’s lap”.
The mother was also not wearing a seatbelt, according to Schmidt.
Recipie for disaster, 18 year old unbuckled passenger holding her 15 month old and 3 week old babies in her arms https://t.co/RtenROwJOL— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) October 9, 2019
“There’s not enough love in this world that would keep that baby safe [in the event of an accident]”.
Schmidt added that the force of a collision could turn a 10-pound baby into a 100-pound weight.
OPP say that the number of individuals caught without their seatbelts in Ontario is up 25 per cent from this time last year.
The #OPP have seen a 25% increase in seatbelt related deaths this year.— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) October 8, 2019
45 people have died this year because they didn’t buckle up.
“Wear your seatbelt, save your life” @OPPCommissioner @OPP_News pic.twitter.com/BjpJulTpXP