Lack of Restraint: Semi-Buckled 8-Year-Old Suffers Injuries in Rochester Crash
ROCHESTER — A man is facing charges after he lost control of his car and hit a fire hydrant and utility pole with a child in the car.
Officials say Tuesday night just after 6 p.m. Rochester police, fire and EMS responded to Industrial Way for a report of a single-car crash.
Upon arrival, they found a seriously damaged 1990 Acura Integra.
Police say the driver, Daniel Fraser, 32, was traveling toward Ten Rod Road when he lost control, crossed the center line and struck a fire hydrant and utility pole.
Fraser was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. His passenger, an 8-year-old child, was brought to the hospital with facial injuries after he was extricated from the vehicle. The child was only restrained with a chest belt (the early '90s cars had the automatic sliding chest restraints, but you had to manually buckle the lap belt).
Fraser was arrested and was charged with reckless driving.