Like every other school day, thousands of kids in North Carolina boarded their buses to head to school this morning. Although most kids made it to school safely this morning, a dozen students were involved in an accident when their bus driver rear-ended a garbage truck.
Over the weekend, a fatal accident in North Carolina claimed the life of a young child. Sadly, it is believed that the child's older sibling was responsible for the fatal wreck.
When it comes to keeping kids safe, one of the best things North Carolina parents can do is to make sure their young children are properly secured in car seats or booster seats. Car accidents happen every day. Many accidents are minor and don't result in any injuries, but children can still be protected in serious crashes when they are properly secured in a vehicle.
Last year, a North Carolina girl suffered fatal injuries after she was attacked by two dogs while playing in her grandmother's yard. The dog attack was a tragic event that the child's family might never be able to fully recover from, especially since their child was only five years old when she died.
Over the weekend, a woman lost her child and her mother in a tragic car accident in Lumberton, North Carolina. Losing a loved one in any type of accident is certainly a heartbreaking experience, but one can only imagine how devastating it must be to lose a child and a mother all in the same day.
Some believe that the use of a rearview back-up camera installed in vehicles can help to significantly reduce the number of car accidents that occur each year in the U.S. including fatal pedestrian accidents involving children.
Children in North Carolina are treated every day by their doctors for minor illnesses such as colds, the flu and ear infections. But when pediatricians become too comfortable with assuming one's symptoms are a result of a minor illness, they could mistakenly ignore other symptoms that could suggest that a child is suffering from something far more severe than a cold. Failing to properly diagnose a child with an illness could result in further health complications if the child is not treated correctly and effectively.