Special Crash Investigations On-Site Child Restraint System Investigation Vehicle: 2007 Toyota Camry Location: California Crash Date: September 2016

This report documents the on-site investigation of the child restraint system (CRS) used by a 3-year-old male while traveling in a 2007 Toyota Camry involved in a rear-end crash with a 2008 Toyota Sequoia. The crash occurred at approximately 1830 hours on the shoulder of a four-lane divided interstate highway in northern California. The Camry was traveling northbound and was occupied by a 30-year-old female driver, an 11-year-old male in the front row right position, a 9-month-old female seated in a CRS in the second row right position, and a 3-year-old male seated in a CRS in the second row left position. The Camry ran out of gas and stopped on the shoulder while waiting for gas. The Sequoia was being driven by a 38-year-old female and was traveling northbound at an EDR-reported speed of 82 km/h (51 mph). The Sequoia entered the shoulder and the front plane of the Sequoia struck the rear plane of the Camry. The Camry was displaced forward and to the right and struck a sound wall with its right side before coming to rest. The driver of the Camry sustained serious back injuries. She was transported from the scene and hospitalized. The 11-year old and 9-month-old sustained minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The 3- year-old was fatally injured. The driver of the Sequoia sustained unknown injuries and was transported to a local hospital. She was later arrested for driving while under the influence.


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  • Accession Number: 01736568
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 832
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-12-C00271
  • Created Date: Apr 22 2020 12:24PM