Breaking: 3 Injured, 2 Juveniles, in Madison County Vehicle Accident

Three people including two young boys were injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Madison County, Missouri on Thursday night.

According to police, 26-year-old Don Whited II was driving westbound on Highway 72 near Fredericktown around 7:40 pm when the accident occurred. His vehicle traveled off the roadway, hit an embankment and went airborne before landing.

Three people injured in Madison County vehicle accident, including two juveniles

Whited and his two juvenile passengers – a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old – were all transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. The children were properly restrained but police said Whited was not wearing a seatbelt when the crash happened.

While officials described the wounds as non-life threatening, the situation could have been far graver without proper safety devices for the kids. The devastating images of a vehicle flipping violently with young occupants inside is any parent’s worst fear.

For the tight-knit community, news of such accidents elicits collective relief when lives are spared by fortune. As the victims recover, many are reminded that simple restraints can mean the difference between minor and major trauma in a crash.

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