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WHO: Traffic Crashes Are Leading Killer of Children

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for urgent action to put a brake on road traffic crashes that kill 1.35 million people every year, mostly in poor developing countries. In Geneva, the U.N. agency launched its global status report on road safety 2018. The report found road traffic injuries to be the leading killer of children and young people aged five to 29 years, with a death occurring every 24 seconds. The report said more than half of those killed are pedestrians,...

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