• 'I was just praying': Family advocates for car seat inspections after crash

    By: Anthony Kustura


    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.

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    "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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