Dix Hills family turns tragedy into crusade to protect others from SUV accidents

A Dix Hills family is on a crusade to help prevent other parents from having to go through the pain of losing a child from an SUV accident.

The Bill and Adriann Rashdorf-Nelson?s son, Alec, was 16 months old when he was killed by accident when a family member accidentally backed over him with their SUV. They are now asking state and local lawmakers to mandate safety measures for large vehicles and raise awareness to blind spot dangers.

There are now several safety devices available, one is a camera mounted to the back of the vehicle right above the license plate. The Nelsons say that device would have saved their son?s life.

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