The Motor Vehicle Safety Fast Facts provides the latest statistics and injury and death rates associated with kids aged 0 to 12 years in and around cars. Updated September 2023.
This Fast Facts focuses on children ages 0–19 in the U.S. in 2021 who were injured as pedestrians in motor vehicle crashes. Data are sourced from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Last updated August 2023.
Among preventable injuries, drowning is the leading cause of death for children 1 – 4 years old.
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