Where should I place my Child’s Car Seat?
This firm has handled cases involving automobiles where the front seat collapses and the head of the front seat occupant falls back and strikes a baby in a car seat in the back seat. Please be careful to seat your child in the middle if at all possible and not behind a front seat driver or occupant. These front seats are not designed to handle more than a 40 MPH impact. If your child is directly behind you, that child could be killed or suffer serious brain injury as a result of a collapsing seat. It is also safer to have your child in the middle of the back seat to prevent as much injury in the event of a side impact. The child needs to be properly fastened into the car seat to avoid flying out or up and hitting the ceiling.