ATVs are a High Risk for Kids ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

ATVs are a High Risk for Kids

Researchers estimate that from 1990 to 2003, more than a million kids and teens visited U.S. hospital emergency rooms because of accidents involving nonautomobile motorized vehicles. The number of ATV and non-ATV injuries rose throughout the study period, with ATVs leading the injuries in all years studied. The researchers who conducted the study on kids' off-road injuries included Christy Collins, M.A., of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.In 1990, there were 33,500 ATV-related injuries and 14,000 non-ATV injuries. In 2003, there were 59,300 ATV injuries and 31,700 non-ATV injuries.

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