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Local mom crashes with 11-month-old on lap


7 children 2 adults injured, nobody wore seat belts.

A mom makes a 2 a.m. run to Wal-Mart, loads up the mini van with 7 kids  – nobody wearing a seatbelt!
What was she thinking!
28-year-old Paula Kahn, another adult, and 7 children including Khan’s baby were on their way home Friday morning when they were hit by a car, and thrown into a utility pole.
Fairfield Township police say 23-year-old Donald Harbaum ran a stop sign at the intersection of Milton Street and Imlay Avenue.

Khan told police her 11-month old was on her lap because she had been crying. The airbag deployed in the baby’s face. Everyone in the minivan was taken to the hospital.

Khan is charged with endangering children.
Harbaum is cited for running the stop sign and driving on a suspended license.

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Infants must ride in rear-facing infant only or convertible car seat until they are at least one year old and at least 20 pounds.

Ohio state law requires that children younger than four years old and weighing less than 40 pounds must ride in a car seat or booster appropriate for the child's age and weight.

Beginning October 7, 2009, Ohio also requires that children ages four through seven who are less than 4'9" tall must ride in a federally approved booster seat.
Children through 15 years old must wear a seat belt or be secured in an appropriate child restraint system.
The safest place for ALL children is in the back seat.

For more info: 
Call 1-866-CAR-SEAT, 1-866-227-7328
Ohio Help Me Grow Campaign
Ohio Department of Public Safety Seat Belt Laws

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  • sofi mussie 5 years ago

    I can't believe there was any emergency that a mother took all her kids to wall mart at 2am,Police should check her alcohol and drug level in her blood,she sound out of her mind lady who put her little kids in danger,her punishment should be lesson to all irresponsible mothers.