HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - It was a nightmare scenario for a Huntersville family when, police say, a driver ran a stop sign in July and crashed into Liz James' car with her 4- and 5-year-old children inside.
The crash turned both vehicles upside down.
"The whole event was terrifying. I was just praying for everyone to live," James said.
Amazingly, her prayers were answered.
Everyone walked away with just a few cuts and bruises, including the driver of the other car.
On Monday, the family met face-to-face with Lt. Jason Cousar to express their gratitude.
"It's our job as parents to make it a priority to make sure our little ones are safe," Cousar said.
He credits the James family for committing to a car seat inspection.
>> Channel 9's Anthony Kustura explains the mission to get other parents on board, in the video at the top of this page.
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