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Road Fatalities are Global Health Epidemic for Children

More than 500 children die in traffic accidents each day and tens of thousands are injured with lifelong disabilities, according to officials from the recently UN-sponsored “Global Road Safety Week.” “That’s an alarming statistic, and it really puts road crashes as a leading cause of death for children around the world,” said safety expert Kate Carr. She’s the CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide, a non-profit organization that works to prevent childhood deaths and injury that take place from road...

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