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Accidents are Number #1 Threat to Young Children

By Renee Nordstrand on September 14, 2009

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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.

 

Five Caltrans Workers Injured by Car

By Renee Nordstrand on September 10, 2009

http://weblog.signonsandiego.com/news/breaking/2009/09/3_caltrans_workers_struck_by_c.html

Two Caltrans employees and three Caltrans probationers have been hospitalized for serious injuries after a car swerved onto the shoulder of the freeway where they were working this morning, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

There is still no word on why the car went onto the freeway shoulder.

 According to legalcatch.wordpress.com, In 2005, 71 percent of pedestrian deaths occurred on major roads, including interstates and freeways.

 

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