On Tuesday, Nov. 20, the Salem Police Department recognized Callie Tuck and her son, Mason Tuck, for properly wearing the safety restraints in their vehicle. On May 25, 2012, Tuck and Mason were stopped at a red light in Salem when an inattentive driver failed to stop in time to prevent a rear end collision with their car.
As a result of the collision, Tuck’s vehicle was knocked into a tree that was located in the median. Both Tuck and Mason were injured in the accident, but the severity of their injuries could have been far worse if they had not been utilizing the proper safety restraints. Tuck has her seat belt on and Mason was buckled in his child safety seat that was properly installed.
Salem Police Chief Jeff Dudley thanked Tuck and Mason with a ‘Saved by the Belt’ certifice and some gifts. The Salem Police Department would like to remind everyone that this is an excellent example of the importance of wearing your safety belt and having children properly restrained in motor vehicles.
Submitted by Mike Stevens, City of Salem.