Monday, 13 October 2014

50 Children Backed Over Every Week

We've just come across this amazing website that serves as a tribute to just some of the children that have died as part of a backover incident this year. A backover incident typically takes place when a car is backing out of a driveway or parking space.

In the U.S. at least fifty children are being backed over by vehicles EVERY week. Forty-eight (48) are treated in hospital emergency rooms and at least two (2) children are fatally injured every WEEK. We are not sure what the figures for the UK are at the current time but even 1 death is one too many!

Backover tragedies change the lives of parents, families, and communities forever.
  • The predominant age of victims is one year olds. (12-23 months)
  • Tragically, in over 70% of these incidents, a parent or close relative is behind the wheel.

The organisation offer a fact sheet on how to keep children safe from this kind of incident which is very informative.