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Accidents involving children - the numbers continue to decline: fewer children die in cars

Reinhard Schmid
Child accidents - numbers continue to decline
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Compared to 1995 the number of children killed fell by around 79 percent - at that time 174 girls and boys died in the car.

The numbers continue to decline

There was a slight increase in the number of seriously injured people last year. Over the years, however, there has also been a clear decline here, explained Klaus Brandenstein from the UDV. In 2009, 1,041 children were seriously injured in the car - that is, they had to spend at least one day in hospital. In 2008, this only applied to 1,002 girls and boys, but in 1995 it was still valid for 2,929 children.

A ies today, children are safer on their bikes or as pedestrians . In 1995 138 pedestrians and 90 cyclists under the age of 15 died in traffic. In 2009, according to the UDV, there were 24 each

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