New Kent residents 'Saved by the Belt'

By Amy Jo Martin, amartin@tidewaterreview.com

6:30 AM EST, January 20, 2014


NEW KENT – New Kent County resident Amanda McCauley and her daughters, Lyndsey and Shelby, were recently "Saved by the Belt."

The McCauleys were recently recognized by Dana Schrad, Executive Director of the Virginia Chiefs of Police Association, for being properly restrained while in an accident.

The family was awarded the "Saved by the Belt" award during the Board of Supervisors meeting on Jan. 13.

According to Schrad, McCauley was recently traveling westbound on 249 at the posted speed of 55 mph, when a vehicle traveling eastbound slowed to turn into a driveway and turned in front of McCauley, who had no time to react.

"Amanda, Lyndsey and Shelby were all properly restrained using the vehicle lap and shoulder belt systems. The driver of the other vehicle was charged with failin to yield the right of way," Schrad said.

"We're just pleased they that are here today uninjured and avaiable to accept these recognition certificates from us. And we thank [them] for wearing [their] seatbelts and for being an example for other citizens in New Kent County."

Martin can be reached by phone at 804-885-0040.