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June 1990

Child Pedestrian Injuries in the United States: Current Status of the Problem, Potential Interventions, and Future Research Needs

Author Affiliations

From the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center and the Departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle.

Am J Dis Child. 1990;144(6):692-696. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1990.02150300090023

• Each year in the United States, more than 50 000 children are injured as pedestrians, of whom approximately 1800 die, 18 000 are admitted to the hospital, and 5000 have significant long-term sequelae. Prevention must rest on a multifaceted approach at the local, state, and national level and should include pedestrian skills training programs, parent education, legislation, environmental modifications, and vehicle design changes.

(AJDC. 1990;144:692-696)