Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Child Pedestrian Safety

I hope that everyone has the opportunity to read the latest study about child pedestrian safety. I have the press release, report, and safety tips available for download on the ABC Therapeutics website in the 'NEWS' and 'RESOURCES' sections.

Nationwide, pedestrian injuries are the number two cause of accidental death among children ages 5 to 14. Each year in the United States, approximately 650 children are killed and 43,000 treated in emergency rooms as a result of pedestrian injuries.

The total annual cost of traffic-related pedestrian death and injury among children ages 14 and under is $5.2 billion.

We haven't gotten many calls on this issue - but hope that this will begin to raise awareness!

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