Husband, father of crash victims: “Life is gonna change for a while.”

Posted at 11:01 PM, Apr 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-20 23:01:15-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – "Buying a good car seat: It's well worth it." So said Travis Sabyan after a crash Wednesday morning involving his wife and infant son.

The crash happened shortly after 7:00 a.m. in the area of 58th street and 133rd Avenue in Manlius Township in Allegan County. Michigan State Police tell FOX 17 a male driver in his 20s drifted across the center line and struck a car driven by Katelyn Sabyan, 25, of Fennville. Her 6-month-old son, Rayder, was in a car seat in the back.

Travis Sabyan said he was flooded with fear and worry when his wife called him while still trapped in her car after the crash.

"They were cutting her out of the car when I got there," said Sabyan. The drivers of both vehicles were trapped in their vehicles.

Katelyn suffered a broken leg, fractured pelvis and a concussion, and she underwent surgery at Spectrum Health.

“There's tons of things you worry about, what's gonna happen the next couple weeks, months,” said Sabyan. “Life is gonna change for a while."

“The doctor said everything with the rod in her leg went really good. It’ll be normal healing time,” said Travis Sabyan, who added that doctors are yet to determine how serious the treatment of her pelvis needs to be.

Miraculously, their infant son Rayder wasn't hurt in the crash. "The car seat did its job,” said Sabyan. “He was in the back of a fire truck yapping away to a medic, so that did a lot of good to see him okay. He’s happy all the time, flirting with everybody. He was flirting with the nurses when they were checking him out.”

State police said the driver of the other vehicle was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries. His name and condition have not yet been released.