Preventing childhood bike, scooter & skateboard injuries

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Newly released statistics show nearly 50 children per hour are taken to the ER after getting hurt on a bike, scooter or skateboard.
 
Safe Kids Worldwide surveyed 1,600 parents with kids between the ages of 5 and 14, and found nearly 40-percent of parents said they don't always require their kids to wear a helmet.
 
"It's not a matter of If kids are going to fall, it's when they're going to fall. We want to make sure that when they do fall, they have protective gear on," said Dr. Marcee White with Safe Kids Worldwide.
 
The organization said most bike, scooter and skateboard injuries involve broken bones, though some involved head injuries.
 
Safe Kids Worldwide said parents can act as role models by wearing helmets too.
 

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