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Saturday Safety Roundup

By October 27, 2012

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In this week's Saturday Safety Roundup, stories of:

  • a 10-year-old in Miffllinburg, Pennsylvania who died in a garden tractor rollover accident.
  • a 2-year-old in San Antonio, Texas who died after getting run over by his mother as she drove down their driveway in a pickup truck. The child had ran from his aunt to chase after his mother.
  • a 16-year-old in Catalina Foothills, Arizona who was seriously injured and in critical condition after falling out of the bed of a moving pickup truck.
  • a 11-year-old in Tupelo, Mississippi who died when a column of concrete blocks fell and crushed him as he played outside a restaurant where his mother worked.
  • a 14-year-old in Salt Lake City, Utah who was killed when he was hit by a utility truck making a left turn while he was crossing the street in a crosswalk on the way to school.
  • an 8-year-old in Rochester, Pennsylvania who is in critical condition after being shot by her cousin who thought she was a skunk, as she was wearing a black and white Halloween costume and was outside playing hide-and-seek.
  • a 3-year-old in Sunnyside, Washington who is in critical condition after shooting herself in the face with his father's hand gun that he found inside his pickup truck.
  • a 15-month-old in Brevard County, Florida who drowned in a small, decorative pond that was less than 6 inches deep in front of his house.
  • a 2-year-old in Montgomery, Alabama who drowned in a backyard swimming pool.
  • a 7-year-old in Hamilton, Alabama who died when the ATV he was riding on collided with an SUV.
  • a 14-month-old in Ripley County, Ohio who died after he was run over by a pickup truck by a teen who was setting his phone down after texting someone. The toddler had been playing in the yard with his siblings just before wandering into the roadway.
  • a 19-month-old in Madera County, California who died when her mother backed over her in her SUV as she was going to the store, thinking the toddler was still inside with family members.

Keep your kids safe. Not all, but many of these types of accidents can be prevented.

Many of the accidents and tragedies are ones that we see week after week, especially drownings,fallsATV accidents, accidental shootings, and even lawn mower accidents.

Spread the word about child safety to help save lives and reduce these types of accidents and tragedies.

Related:
Layers of Protection - Child Safety Tips
Helmets
Safety Tips
Rear View Camera - Back Over SUV Prevention
Strangulation Hazards - Hidden Dangers

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