Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fewer children die in accidents as number of car crashes falls

Having many children of my own...and doing what I do with representing people injured in auto collisions, etc., these types of articles always come onto my radar screen.

The percentage of children and teenagers being killed in an accident has dropped while the the amount of young people dying from prescription drug overdoses has spiked.

The death rate for children 19 and younger has tumbled 30 per cent from 2000 to 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Meanwhile, accidental poisonings for that age group jumped up by 80 per cent.

To see the whole article from The Daily Mail online, click here.

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