Car Seat Safety Clinic aims to reduce child car injuries


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Gage Goulding, News Editor

PITTSBURGH – Motor vehicles are among the leading causes of death for children in the United States.

Officials in Pittsburgh are working to cut down on child deaths in motor vehicles by hosting a Car Seat Safety Clinic.

The City of Pittsburgh EMS is hosting the clinic on May 9 from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 220 22nd Street.

Participants can attend the event for free and should bring both their vehicle and a car seat for the clinic.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 726 children, ages 12 years and younger, were killed and another 128,000 were injured during car accidents in 2016. The CDC also reports that of the children that died in car accidents, 35 percent were not properly restrained.

According to a post on the Pittsburgh EMS Twitter account, walk-ins are welcome but community members can also schedule an appointment.

For more information on the clinic or to schedule an appointment call 412-255-2450.