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Vincent Iannelli, M.D.

Saturday Safety Roundup

By February 2, 2013

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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.

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.

Related:
Layers of Protection - Child Safety Tips
Gun Safety
Road and Traffic Safety
Hunting Accidents

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