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Now that school has started, and children in and around Poway are walking to bus stops and through neighborhoods, it is important for parents and caregivers to think about the risks of child pedestrian injuries and to take precautions. Children are often at particular risk of severe and deadly pedestrian accident injuries, but most of these accidents are avoidable. Our Poway personal injury lawyers can provide you with more information about child pedestrian injuries and how to file a claim in the event of an accident. 

Getting the Facts About Child Pedestrian Injuries

Children are at a higher risk of incurring pedestrian accident injuries than people of other ages. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 20% of kids under the age of 15 who were killed in motor vehicle collisions were pedestrians at the time of the crash. Safe Kids Worldwide reports that more than 15,000 nonfatal child pedestrian injuries occur every year, and more than 350 children are killed in pedestrian collisions. The majority of the kids who are seriously or fatally injured in pedestrian accidents are between the ages of 12 and 19, and a majority of the accidents occur at non-intersections.  

Bicycle accidents can involve people of any age, but children can be particularly susceptible to serious and fatal injuries in bicycle accidents in Poway and throughout Southern California. A recent article in People Magazine told the story of a 12-year-old girl who sustained traumatic brain injuries in a bicycle accident in the Los Angeles area and later died from the injuries. She had been riding her bike downhill with a friend when the accident happened. Despite wearing a helmet, her brain injuries proved fatal. The tragic accident underscores the serious risk of injury that kids can face in bicycle accidents and emphasizes the need for parents and guardians to learn more about safety precautions. 

Learning More About Child Bicycle Accidents and Injuries

Child injuries in bicycle accidents are much too common. The following are some statistics from Stanford Children’s Health, Nationwide Children’s, and Safe Kids Worldwide:

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