2008 City Analysis of Child Deaths in Motor Vehicle Accidents and in Fires

The 2008 report of the New York City Child Fatality Review Team (CFRT) looks retrospectively at injury deaths for the years 2001 through 2006 for New York City children aged 1 to 12 years. The single largest contributor to child injury deaths overall and to unintentional deaths are motor vehicle accidents, especially those involving child pedestrians. Fire and burn-related deaths were the second leading contributor to unintentional injury deaths and the leading contributor to fatal child injuries in the home.

Compared to national figures, New York City children are half of the national child injury death rate. Those more … Read the rest