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Three Children Killed in Florida Crash

Cydney Patterson6 months ago

An automobile accident that occurred in Titusville, Florida on Monday at around 6:30 PM EST killed three girls and injured eight other people.

Details of the Tragic Florida Accident

According to ABC News, paramedics and firefighters from many of the surrounding area responded to the crash in addition to multiple police squad units.

According to the authorities six of the eight people injured in the crash were taken to the hospital, including a toddler who ejected from the car and thrown 20 to 25 feet on the side of a highway barricade. Miraculously, the toddler only sustained minor injuries.

The authorities also stated that a tire malfunction was the cause of the crash. However, the driver, a 34-year-old woman, will likely face citations as the children were not properly restrained at the time of the accident.

Statistics on Car Crashes and Seat Belt Use

  • According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, more than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44.
  • Road traffic crashes rank as the 9th leading cause of death and account for 2.2% of all deaths globally.
  • Road crashes are the leading cause of death among young people ages 15-29, and the second leading cause of death worldwide among young people ages 5-14.
  • Each year nearly 400,000 people under 25 die on the world's roads, on average over 1,000 a day.
  • Over 90% of all road fatalities occur in low and middle-income countries, which have less than half of the world's vehicles.
  • Road crashes cost USD $518 billion globally, costing individual countries from 1-2% of their annual GDP.
  • Road crashes cost low and middle-income countries USD $65 billion annually, exceeding the total amount received in developmental assistance
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seat belts reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about half.
  • Air bags provide added protection but are not a substitute for seat belts. Air bags plus seat belts provide the greatest protection for adults.
  • Consider proven strategies for increasing seat belt use and reducing child motor vehicle injuries and deaths.
  • Primary enforcement seat belt laws, which have been shown to increase use and reduce deaths compared with secondary enforcement laws.

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