ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A mother and her son were recognized Tuesday with the “Saved by the Belt” award.
The award given by the Louisiana State Police and the LSU Interim Hospital honors individuals whose lives are saved or injuries significantly reduced because they were wearing a seatbelt or otherwise properly restrained.
The award was given to Karen Beason and her son Jack in front of Jack's classmates at Galvez Primary School in Prarieville. Beason is also a teacher at the school. The two walked away from a serious crash on Airline Highway in Prairieville.
Officials say the greatest chance for surviving a crash is to buckle up.