The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department credits the proper use of child restraints for preventing serious injuries in a two vehicle accident Wednesday morning on State Road 162.
A car driven by 49-year-old Steven Duncan of Ferdinand hit the rear of an SUV stopped in the northbound lane waiting to make a turn.
Duncan was taken to Jasper Memorial Hospital to be treated for leg pain.
The driver of the SUV, 30-year-old Allison Schneider of Troy, was taken to Jasper Memorial for treatment of back and neck pain.
Three children in the back seat, age’s 4-years, 3-years, and 5-months, were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Police say the proper use of child restraints prevented or greatly reduced the seriousness of their injuries.