In this week's Saturday Safety Roundup, stories of:
- a 17-year-old in Golden Gate, Florida who is in serious condition after losing control of his ATV while riding on a public street without a helmet. He swerved to miss a dog and was thrown from the ATV.
- a toddler in Waco, Texas who was bitten on the face by his grandmother's Great Pyrenees while playing ball with his father, which somehow agitated the dog.
- a 3-year-old in Erie, Pennsylvania who was bitten by a Rottweiler while he was outside with his mother.
- a 10-year-old in Batesville, Mississippi who was unintentionally shot by a hunter in a nearby deer stand. The bullet is said to have grazed the student in the back, although he was hospitalized, as it when through a side window of his school bus.
- a 5-year-old in Cleburne, Texas who is in critical condition after she was unintentionally shot in the stomach in her home.
- a 3-year-old in Mission, Kansas who unintentionally shot himself with his father's loaded Glock 9mm handgun that he was preparing to clean and had left unattended where the toddler could reach.
- an 18-year-old in Crescent, Iowa who required surgery after he was unintentionally shot while he and his friends were trying to dislodge a cartridge that was stuck in a rifle, using a screwdriver.
- a 5-year-old in Houston, Texas who drowned while taking a bath.
- an 18-month-old in Jonesboro, Arkansas who drowned in her family's in-ground swimming pool, perhaps getting out through a door that is used to let the dogs out into the backyard.
- a 14-year-old in Oklahoma who suffered head injuries after falling out of a moving pickup truck. He was hanging out the passenger window while sitting on the door, when he lost his balance and fell out of the truck, onto the road.
- a 3-year-old and a 6-year-old, in Myersville, Maryland who died in a house fire.
- a 12-year-old and a 13-year-old, in Grand Prairie, Texas who died when their stalled car was rear-ended by another driver who didn't see their car.
- a 7-year-old near San Antonio, Texas who died while playing on, and then becoming buried under, a 4 foot pile of loose sand with his 5-year-old brother on a horse farm.
Keep your kids safe. Not all, but many of these types of accidents can be prevented.