By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
I found a very helpful and resourceful site called www.kidsandcars.org dedicated to child safety and the prevention of injuries and death from non-traffic motor vehicle related incidents. “Non-traffic motor vehicle related incidents” – What is this referring to? It refers to any incident in which a child is injured or dies involving a vehicle that is not in an automobile accident or crash. This would include but not limited to the following:
a child being left in the car and exposed to the cold (hypothermia) or heat (hyperthermia);
a child being injured by a power window the the child plays with or malfunctions;
a child being choked or strangulated by a seat belt or other object in the vehicle; and
drive way injuries and deaths including back over injuries and deaths.
I recommend that you take a look at www.kidsandcars.org and get informed of the dangers of vehicles to children and what can be done to help prevent these injuries. Whether you are a parent or not, this resourceful web site and the many tips in it can help protect children from serious injuries and death resulting from non-traffic motor vehicle related incidents.