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Statistics reveal that nearly all skateboard accidents involve a minor children, usually under the age of 15.  Approximately, eighty-five percent of all skateboarding accidents involve boys.

In regards to skateboard accidents most of them have been found to occur between the hours of  3 p.m. and 6 p.m.  In part, this can be because of an influx of traffic during the rush hour.  Additionally, drivers in ‘rush hour traffic’ may demonstrate less patience or experience some degree of stress due to the traffic and thus be less attentive.  Another factor that contributes to increased amounts of collisions at that hour is the setting sun.  At times, the glare may temporarily impair the vision of some drivers and obscure the visibility of a child on a skateboard.  During certain times of the year, it is already dark around 5 p.m. thus making it more difficult for drivers to see a child riding his skateboard.  (Incidentally, a study in 2011 indicated that children are four times more likely to get hurt when riding after sunset.)

As illustrated in the above YouTube video, true lovers of motorcycles, want to pass this love on to their children.  (Incidentally, there was significant backlash from the above video.)

Injuries are common in children and are one of the leading causes of death for kids age 0-18. They can, however, be prevented by understanding what injuries are more common in the different age groups. It may take instruction of healthcare providers, parents, and the children themselves to prevent these injuries from occurring. In addition to the family’s financial burden, childhood injuries lead to emotional trauma for parents, society and the child himself.

In one study, a look at the morbidity and mortality of injuries in childhood was used to determine intervention strategies for kids at different developmental levels. They used data from 1996-1998 at a California hospital and by means of death certificate to determine the external cause of injury for children less than 4 years of age. Rates of death and injury were calculated at three month intervals.

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