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LIVE BLOG TONIGHT AT 5 P.M. WITH SPOKANE POLICE

Car Seat Safety: Have your questions answered

SPOKANE, Wash. - Thursday morning, two vans transporting 19 children from Northeast Youth Center to Regal and Logan elementary schools were involved in an accident. Fourteen of those children were sent to the hospital along with one of the van drivers as a result.

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For more information on Thursday's accident that sent 14 children to the hospital, including a slideshow from the scene, click here.
Police noted that although the vans involved in the accident were equipped with booster seats, not one of the children in the two vans was using them when the vehicles collided at Wellesley and Cook.

Fortunately, none of the injuries sustained in the accident were life-threatening and the 15 people sent to the hospital were all released Thursday evening.

Tonight KHQ will host a live blog on KHQ.com with Spokane Police Officer Teresa Fuller to discuss car seat safety. Officer Fuller will be available from 5 - 6:30 p.m. to answer your questions about proper car seat use and any other questions you may have.

To participate in the live blog, simply log on to KHQ.com at 5 p.m. and look for the live blog banner at the top of the home page.

To set up an e-mail reminder about tonight's live blog, click here or just enter your e-mail address into the mini-reminder to the upper right of this story.

If you need further instruction on car seat safety following tonight's live blog, you can head out to the Shopko at 9520 N. Newport Hwy this Saturday, April 25, when the Spokane County Child Passenger Safety Team will be available to check car seats. The Car Seat Check runs from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

This is a good opportunity to make sure your children are safe this summer. Extra grant-funded law enforcement patrols will be on the lookout for unrestrained or improperly restrained children in vehicles this summer as well, so get your car seat checked.

The car seat checks and information are free.

KHQ Local News Reporter Anthony Gomes will have more on why the booster seats were not being used tonight at 5 p.m. You can follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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