A man and woman sitting in a Dodge Neon at the stoplight on Yosemite Avenue at C Street were injured Thursday afternoon when a Toyota van failed to stop and struck them from behind at 35 to 40 mph, according to the Madera Police Department.
A 1-year-old in the back seat of the Dodge was restrained in a car seat and not injured. Officers credit the sturdy car seat, properly attached to the car, for preventing any injuries to the baby in the forceful crash.
“The baby wasn’t even crying. It was amazing to see that he had no injuries, all thanks to the car seat. Both parents were injured and taken to the hospital,” said Officer W. Webb.
Both vehicles were westbound on Yosemite Avenue when the collision occurred. The force of the impact pushed the Dodge about 120 feet through the intersection, narrowly missing pedestrians and other cars in the street. Debris from both vehicles was scattered throughout the intersection and beyond...