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Vincent Iannelli, M.D.

Saturday Safety Roundup

By January 12, 2013

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

  • a 13-year-old from Houston who died after he struck a tree while skiing at the Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado on the resort's beginner trail. He was not wearing a helmet.
  • an 8-year-old in New Athens, Illinois who suffered multiple bites to her legs, back, and chest during an attack by two German shepherds that had escaped from their yard.
  • a 10-year-old in Miami, Florida who was hospitalized after suffering a deep leg wound after being attacked by a terrier that had escaped from his yard.
  • a 3-year-old in Ladson, South Carolina who suffered dog bite wounds to his face after falling off a bed, onto the dog, who attacked him.
  • a 2-month-old in Caseyville, Illinois who is in critical condition after suffering serious burns after her grandmother lit a cigarette near an oxygen tank and started a flash fire in their home.
  • a 4-month-ol in Fallbrook, California who suffered life-threatening burns after her mother spilled scalding water while giving her a bath. They had no running hot water in their home.
  • a 14-year-old near Taylorsville, North Carolina who suffered potentially life-threatening injuries after he was unintentionally shot in the abdomen by his friend while they were dove hunting.
  • an 18-year-old in St. Petersburg, Florida who died after he unintentionally shot himself in the head while showing his friends that it was safe and that there wasn't a bullet in the chamber ready to fire.
  • a 4-year-old in Kansas City, Missouri who is in critical condition after being unintentionally shot in the head by a loaded gun that had been left unattended on a chair. It isn't known if she shot herself or if she was shot by one of her young siblings in the home.
  • a 2-year-old in Dayton, Texas who unintentionally shot himself in the chest with a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun that he found in a bedroom while his family was eating dinner.
  • a 12-year-old in Pleasant Valley, Alabama who died after he was unintentionally shot by his cousin while he was showing him his brand new shotgun that he had gotten for Christmas.
  • a 15-year-old in Mesa, Washington who was unintentionally shot in the abdomen by his 14-year-old brother while he was "messing around with a .22-caliber rifle."
  • a 3-year-old in North Kona, Hawaii who died after he fell out of the cab of a pickup truck and was run over, as a sibling opened the rear door, thinking their father had already parked. The child was not in a car seat.
  • a 6-year-old in Grand Rapids, Michigan who died after he ran into the street and was run over by a pickup truck.
  • a 7-year-old in Winston-Salem, North Carolina who was struck by a car's side mirror as she crossed the street to get to her school bus.
  • a 17-year-old in Gering, Nebraska who died while driving around the crossing arms blocking the road and getting hit by a train.
  • a 17-year-old in Stockton, California who died after she was hit by a car while riding her bike.
  • two teens in Mount Olive Township, New Jersey who drowned in a partially frozen lake, possibly while ice fishing.
  • three children and an adult in Haltom City, Texas who died in a house fire.
  • two children and their parents in Mountain View, Arkansas who died in a house fire.
  • two young children in Dothan, Alabama who died in a fire that started in the home's carport.
  • four young children and their father in Pike County, Kentucky who died in a house fire.
  • four young children in Conyers, Georgia who died in a house fire. A 6-year-old who had been thrown out of a window by his mother survived.

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, unintentional shootings, and even lawn mower accidents.

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

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