Parents can get child's car seat checked at Winterville Fire Department today

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PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Parents are encouraged to get their child's car seats checked.

Car Seat Blitz, which is an effort between the Eastern Carolina Injury Prevention Program and Vidant Medical Center, will allow a certified child passenger safety technician to check car seats.

If you're interested, you can stop by the Winterville Fire Department on North Railroad Street from 9 am- 12 pm Friday.

While millions of car crashes each year are not fatal, experts say even fender benders can have significant impacts on children, especially those who are unrestrained.