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By Renee Nordstrand on September 14, 2009

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, approximately 25 children (under the age of 15) are killed annually in San Diego County due to drowning, motor vehicle accidents, and falls.

Especially notable are the 30 drowning incidents in San Diego County in the month of July alone.  Drowning is the number one cause of death for children ages 1-4.

After age 4, motor vehicle accidents were the leading cause of death.

These statistics are nerve-wrecking to any parent.  You can take steps to ensure your child’s safety.  Never leave a child alone or unattended at the pool.  Children under the age of 14 should not sit in the front seat of a car and always wear their seat belt correctly.

If your child has been injured in a drowning or motor-vehicle accident, Santa Barbara child injury lawyers can help.