Mother, 2 children survive with only mild injuries after crashing into utility pole

Officials say car seat helped minimize injuries

BELLEVILLE, Ill. - A mother and her two children luckily only had mild injuries after their car crashed into a utility pole in Belleville, Illinois, on Wednesday, the city's fire department said. 

The crash happened on the 200 block of Lebanon Avenue around 3:45 p.m. 

Firefighters said the pole ended up on top of the vehicle, but car seats made a difference in helping mitigate injuries.


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