After a head-on crash, Kayleen Landaal says her young girls were entirely unharmed. Now, Landaal is advocating for car seat safety programs.
OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, four out of five car seats are improperly installed.
One West Michigan mother is citing skills she learned at a local hospital for keeping her kids safe during a head-on crash this February.
Kayleen Landaal’s daughters walked away from that accident without a scratch on them. She credits the Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Injury Prevention Program for keeping her children safe.
Landaal and her daughters, 3-year-old Maycie and 1-year-old Quinn, were driving in their Ford pickup truck on 48th Avenue near the north side of Holland when the unexpected happened.
“I don’t know if she just didn’t see him stopped or what, but instead of rear-ending them, she came into my lane and caused the head-on collision with me,” Landaal said