The Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control recently released a report that examines the causes of unintentional injury and death among American children and teens. The report found that falls and motor vehicle accidents top that list.
In fact, over half (60%) of the deaths resulting from unintentional injuries were traffic-related and involved car passenger, cyclists, or pedestrians.
The report also breaks down the overall death rates by state, which illuminates some regional patterns. The northeast tended to have the lowest death rates, with Massachusetts at the lowest rates for children ages 0-14 and the District of Columbia at the lowest rate among ages 15-19. The highest rate of transportation-related deaths was in the South and upper Midwest.
Falls and Car Accidents Cause Most Injuries in U.S. Children, MedPage Today, December 11, 2008
We urge you to observe proper safety measures to ensure that you and your family remain safe. If you have or your children have been injured on the road, then contact our Massachusetts motor vehicle accident lawyers.