ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The death of an Albany second grader who was ejected from a car on his morning commute to school serves as a reminder of the importance of properly buckling children every time they get in a car.
Georgia law requires that all children under the age of 8 be buckled into a car seat or booster seat.
"A lot of people out there I have personally stopped have thought a child over 40 pounds can get out of a car seat, that is not true," said Sgt. Dana Harange with GSP Post 40.
The only exception is if a child under the age of eight is four-feet nine-inches or taller.