Risk to Children on Halloween – Tips from Emergency Room Physicians


Halloween is a great holiday full of fun and festivities. Unfortunately, Halloween also brings with it dangers to children walking around neighborhoods. It has been reported that a child’s risk of getting hit by a car is four times more than at other times of the year. It is well known that children often times have poor safety awareness. This is especially true when there are distractions like a night full of candy and trick or treat activities. The American College of Emergency Physicians issued a Press Release regarding the dangers to children as pedestrians on Halloween Night. Planning and safety measures are key to help reduce or prevent tragic automobile accidents / pedestrian accidents from taking place on Halloween. See Child’s Risk Higher on Halloween Night – Safety Measures for Children and Parents.

It can be quite difficult for a parent to deal with the aftermath of a child injury. There are many issues and problems to deal with. The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on automobile accidents, damages / compensation, medical bills / treatment and other topics.

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