Summer months see early increase in amusement park accidents and injuries

Although most children are still getting used to the lazy days of summer, accidents have begun to pop up throughout the United States as a result of rides malfunctioning at amusement parks. In late May, a 5-year old boy suffered a concussion at an amusement park in southwestern Iowa. According to a news release, the […]

Paralyzed swimmer returns to the pool after tragic accident

Teenage swimmer Nick Andrade faced his fear and returned to a place that formerly brought him job – a competition swimming pool with a diving board. A diving accident changed his life in September when he permanently injured his spinal cord, paralyzing Nick from his neck down. Andrade was swimming in a river near his […]

Toys R’ Us moves to appeal $20 million in damages over fatal slide and pool accident

Toys R’ Us moves to appeal $20 million in damages over fatal slide and pool accident The national chain will appeal a $20 million award given to family members of a woman who died as a result of a faulty pool slide. In 2006, 29-year old Robin Aleo was swimming in a relative’s pool when […]

Study shows that 4,400 children are injured on amusement park rides annually

As the temperature warms and shorts and flip flops make a reappearance in your child’s wardrobe, summer pastimes also come to mind, such as visiting local amusement parks. These entertainment complexes provide endless hours of fun and adrenaline-pumping thrills for children and adults of all ages. A recent study performed by researchers at the Center […]

Children injured in school bus accidents in Oklahoma, California, Iowa

A number of bus accidents have occurred so far this week from Oklahoma to California to Iowa. Stillwater, Oklahoma In Stillwater, Oklahoma on Monday, ten high school students sustained injuries after the bus transporting them collided with a light pole. The bus was carrying students from Moore High School to a Stillwater High School track […]

Firearm accidents involving children cause concern

Two incidents involving children and firearms, one fatal, occurred this last week in New Jersey and Tennessee In Toms River, New Jersey, a 6-year old child was wounded by a bullet shot by a 4-year old-old child. Authorities stated that the 4-year old brought a gun from inside his home outside, where he somehow shot […]

Bus Accident Under Investigation, Kills One

Police are currently investigating the exact cause of a bus accident near Wadsworth, Il. Dozens of elementary students were on board the bus at the time of the crash, and one driver was killed. The accident occurred when a school bus driver reportedly ran a red light, crashing into two SUVs in the middle of […]

Hospital Medication Errors

Hospital medication errors are making the news again and this time, unfortunately it involves the deaths of two children. Hospital Officials confirmed that a baby died at Seattle Children’s Hospital after a worker gave out medicine despite not having the approval of a doctor. The baby died last month and follows another tragic case of […]

Fatal School Bus Crash Tragedy

Over the past few months I’ve been telling you about the risks associated with various kinds of products, specifically ones targeted toward kids. This blog is different in that it does not mention products; instead it focuses on the issue of school bus safety. You may have heard about a recent school bus crash outside […]

Many Child Injuries from Vehicles in Reverse

Many child injuries occur when a vehicle is backing up and in reverse and strikes the child.  This occurs so frequently because children are so small that the driver of the vehicle is unable to see the child behind them. These injuries are particularly bad because many times the child is completely ran over because […]

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