Experts said on Tuesday that many parents fail to use child-safety locks.
On Monday, a 3-year-old boy died after falling from a moving vehicle near Clabber and Obetz roads. The boy then was run over by the car from which he fell.
According to investigators, the child unbuckled his booster seat and opened the door, 10TV’s Kristyn Hartman reported.
Investigators said that the child-safety locks were not used in the car.
An injury prevention expert said that the locks can save children’s lives, Hartman reported.
At Eastminster Child’s Play & Learning Center, located at 3100 E. Broad St., none of the parents that 10TV News approached used the locks.
“By that age, he has tried to get out of the car seat,” one mother said.
That mother said that the child-safety locks were off on her car because her nieces were riding with her.
“The best thing you can do if you don’t see it right away is definitely look in your vehicle owner’s manual,” expert Ann Roderer said.
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May 22, 2012: Deputy: Child Falls Out Of Car, Dies After Being Struck